Samoyed News and Favorite Photos

The family that shows together finishes together!

We’re thrilled with to have finished three new champions in 2021. Littermates from our beautiful GCH CH Hobby Horse Nordic So Alluring. Photo taken at Lake Shore Kennel Club by Frank Smith. Pictured with Shauna, new CH Hobby Horse Nordic So Much Moxie, finished with 3 majors. Also finishing at the same show and pictured  with Lori Pheil is new CH Hobby Horse Nordic Curtain Call “Bravo” with 4 majors (5, 4, 4, 3). With Jeff is new CH Hobby Horse Nordic Rocketman, who finished the previous weekend under Anne Marie Taylor at Medina KC with his 4th major. (5, 4, 4, 4). He was Select Dog at Lake Shore earning his first points toward his grand. Far right is GChB Ch. Nordic Hobby Horse Puttin' on Airs who finished his bronze grand championship with Brigid Brandt, who, with Gail Mathews of Nordic Samoyeds, is co-breeder of Moxie, Bravo and Rocketman. What a great day!


Jeff, Brigid, Gail Mathews. Gail is the founder of Nordic Samoyeds and a dear friend and mentor.

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Jeff, Brigid, Gail Mathews. Gail is the founder of Nordic Samoyeds and a dear friend and mentor.

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Show Updates!

Best in Specialty Show!


Woo hoo!!

GCHB CH Nordic's Hobby Horse Puttin On Airs BCAT,   - "Puttin"

This handsome boy was Best in Specialty Show at the Samoyed Fanciers Of Central Florida

January 8, 2022

Expertly shown by Chris Jones!

Sire: GCHS CH White Eagle's Celestial Navigator

Dam: GCHB CH Nordics Hobby Horse Wild Ryde

Owned by: Brigid Brandt, Gail Mathews,

Jeffrey Skinner and Shauna Brummet

We are so proud of Puttin'!


And That's Not All!

Puttin' is racking up the impressive wins! Shown above with Brigid Brandt, Puttin' captures Best in Show Bred-by-Exhibitor and was awarded his International Championship! Congrats to Puttin' and Brigid. Also... A Silver Grand Championship is within sight after his impressive Florida circuit wins with Chris Jones. 



Since finishing, Bravo has had some exciting moments. He was Best of Breed at the Grand River show in July and is now a Grand Champ! He completed his final points at the Columbiana show in Ohio on January 7. Yay!! Wrapping up 2021 he was BOS, BOB OH and Owner Handled Group First! Way to go Bravo and Lori! 


Hobby Horse Back to the Future won a 3 point major at the Columbus cluster in November and needs just one major to finish!

Our slide show.. some favorite photos:

Please look at our slide show of dogs.... we add to this as we collect more photos of our Samoyeds. You hope will find that they are every bit as appealing and beautiful at home as loved pets as they are in the show ring. 

In Memory of Blaze

It is with heartbreak that we share the loss of Ch Hobby Horse Nordic Ghost Ryder, whom we call Blaze. He was the sire and grandsire of of champions. He sired our Celebration and Skarlet and is great grandsire to Allure. And great-great grandsire to DeLorean, Moxie, Rocketman and Bravo.. the next generation. 

He was born on February 28, 2007 and passed on March 25, 2021. We will miss our little boy Blaze.