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Samoyed Show Updates

Best In Show for Puttin! Multiple Group Winner! 
Janesville-Beloit Kennel Club in Jefferson, WI • Saturday, May 4, 2024 • Total Entry: 887 • Best In Show Judge: Mrs. Barbara L. Burns

Handler: Chris Jones • Owners and Breeders:: Brigid Brandt, Gail Mathews, Jeffrey Skinner & Shauna Brummet

This was such an exciting day for all of us!! We will never forget the thrill of this very special win! 


Zazzy and Moko Shine at the Renaissance Cluster and SAMI Specialties 2024! Best in Specialty Show!


Zazzy was awarded Best in Specialty Show under judge Douglas Johnson! She was also name BOB owner-handled. This is her first BISS and we couldn't be more proud of this gorgeous Allure daughter. 5 Gr. Ch. points.

Zazzy is a Sherman x Allure daughter 

Woo hoo! Zazzy earned Select Bitch and 4 Gr.Ch. points and BOB OH in Specialty under judge Terry Berrios. Zazzy is Allure's 3rd Grand Champion. Zazzy is co-owned and co-bred with Shauna, Jeff, Gail Mathews (Nordic) and Brigid Brandt.

Another BOS for Zazzy at SAMI Specialties. Thanks to Helene Nietsch for this distinction. She also picked up another BOB OH and another 4 Gr. Ch. points!

New Champion Hobby Horse Nordic So Gregarious!: "Koda"

Owned by Frank Smith, MD and Susan Kheder, Koda finished his championship with 3 majors at just over 2 years of age in extremely limited showing!  Bred by Shauna Brummet and Jeff Skinner (Hobby Horse), Gail Mathews  (Nordic) and Brigid Brandt. He is sired by GCHB CH Cirque D'Samz Tanks 4 The Memories and out of our very own GCH CH Hobby Horse So Alluring. Handsome and sweet, we are super proud of Koda! His 3 majors pictured here. 

Koda shown finishing with a 4-point major with Shauna handling under judge William DeVillenueve at Inghan County KC on December 2, 2023. 


Koda taking WD for a 5-point Major win underjudge Marie Ann Falconer at Grand Rapids KC. 


Koda shown winning his first 5-point major at Ann Arbor KC on Aug 12, 2023 under judge Bonnie Lindell-Clarke with Shauna handling.


Zazzy wins Group 2 OH under judge James Moses at the Wisconsin Kennel Club. Our weekend in Wisconsin was hectic but oh so fun. Good friends, good dogs, and these lovely wins! Breed judge was Manuel Queijeiro.


Here we are with our BOS winner Zazzy and her Loot! Shauna, Jeff and Brigid proud owners. The weekend yielded a BISS under Douglas Johnson, a Specialty BOS, an All-breed BOS, 3 Select Bitch, 3 Specialty BOBOH, 2 All-breed BOBOH, (5 total BOBOH) and OH Group 2 under James Moses. And, 25 points towards her GCH Bronze. Plus a major for Moko. We were a tired but happy bunch!


MOKO! Hobby Horse Nordic Monkish, owned by BJ and Anise Nelson and littermate to Zazzy. Shown winning a 3 point major at the SAMI specialty under judge Douglas Johnson. Way to go Moko! 

News Flash! First GOLD Grand:
GCHG Ch Nordic Hobby Horse Puttin' on Airs!

GCHG CH Nordic’s Hobby Horse Puttin On Airs BCAT

Puttin's Road To Gold ended at the Waukesha Kennel Club, Inc., July 30, 2023!

Presented by Chris Jones


And that's not all! Puttin' was awarded GROUP 1 by David Bolus at 2023 Sheboygan KC Show!! Pictured at right with Chris Jones.

Same weekend: Group 4!

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Ch. Zazzy winning BOS at Greater Pgh. Samoyed Fanciers Specialty Show! judge Beth Downey


Moko, Zazzy's littermate, winning Reserve at Pgh Specialty. 9 points, limited showing as of 5-38-23. Owned by BJ and Anisa Nelson. 


Koda, Zazzy's brother - 5 point major at Ann Arbor. WooHoo! Co-owned with Frank and Susan Smith. Hobby Horse Nordic So Gregarious.


GCh Bravo was Select Dog at Pgh. Specialty under Beth Downey. 70 Bronze points as of

GCh Bravo was Select Dog at at Dan Emmmet '23, BOB OH and Group 4 OH!

GCh Bravo was Select Dog at at Dan Emmmet, BOB OH and Group 2 O-H!


Ch Zazzy OHBOB and OH Group 3 at Ann Arbor Kennel Club

GCH CH Hobby Horse Nordic Rocketman showing his beautiful front and rear movement to the Group Judge at the Lima KC show in November 2022. He was Best of Breed in a nice entry including a number of very beautiful specials.

At right is this happy boy looking terrific in the Owner-Handled Group. 


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Zazzy's first time out as a special was special indeed! She was named Best of Breed  at the Lake Eustis Kennel Club in January 2023 in Florida over several gorgeous specials including her half-brother Rocketman and her Uncle Puttin!

The icing on the cake was winning BOB OH and on to BIS OH!

Thanks to respected judge Charles Olvis for this highest of OH honors. 

She garnered her first points toward her Grand Championship and over the weekend Rocketman finished his Grand Championship! Puttin won many points during his stay in Florida toward his Gold Grand!


Yay! Zazzy is now NEW AKC Champion Hobby Horse Nordic So Much Pizzaz. She finished going Best of Winners at Butler County in September. She was also Best of Breed Owner-Handled. We are so proud of this little girl. PUPPY CHAMP!! She finished just days short of her first birthday.  Lee Whittier was the judge, but unavailable for the photo. Jeff stood in!

This was a Specialty Show for Great Pittsburgh Samoyed Fanciers. 

She will continue to mature and will be back to get her Grand!!  

Allure and Sherman can be proud of this baby girl. We are!!

More Allure x Sherman kids

Two of Zazzy's brothers are currently working on their Championships. 

Both pointed, Hobby Horse Nordic Mokosh and Nordic Hobby Horse So Gregarious are on their way!!

Hobby Horse Nordic So Much Pizazz (finished!) & Hobby Horse Nordic Jasmine (major pointed)

Sisters from our latest litter (Allure x Sherman) Zazzy and Jasmine hit the ground running this spring and haven't looked back. Zazzy (far left) needs just a major to finish. Shown winning her first major at the Steel City show under judge Ken Murray, with Jasmine taking reserve. They have repeated at nearly all their shows, including WB for Jasmine in Columbus and a BOB for Zazzy at Ravenna KC! Zazzy now has 12 points and Jasmine has 11, both looking for that elusive 2nd major!! Jasmine, far left and middle on bottom row is shown winning her own 3 point major and a 4th in the Puppy Group! Way to go Jasmine and Jeff! Bottom row right is Bravo (Select) and Jasmine (WB, BOW, BP, 4th Puppy Group, Best of Breed Owner-Handled) at Ashtabula 2022 with Lori, Shauna and Jeff. 

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


Woo hoo!! GCHS CH Nordic' Hobby Horse Puttin On Airs, BCAT - "Puttin" has been shining in the ring!

Sire: GCHS CH White Eagle's Celestial Navigator. Dam: GCHB CH Nordics Hobby Horse Wild Ryde Owners: Brigid Brandt, Gail Mathews, Jeffrey Skinner and Shauna Brummet. 

Puttin received his International Championship along with a Best in Show Bred-by-Exhibitor in August of '21.

Shown are some of Puttin's Group Placements and Best in Specialty Show. He is handled by Chris Jones and Brigid Brandt

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New Champion Hobby Horse Nordic Back to the Future - "DeLorean"


DeLorean represents a legacy of the Hobby Horse/Nordic bloodline. Son of our GRCH CH Hobby Horse Nordic So Alluring "Allure", his sire is an outstanding male from our very first litter, Ch Hobby Horse Nordic Mischief. (DOB 1988 - Ch Nordic Magic Hobby Horse x Ch Nordic's Kismet O'Cynosura) We cherish this blast from the past and he finished in April 2022 under Ken Murray. 

GCH CH Hobby Horse Nordic Curtain Call - "Bravo"

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Bravo is a littermate to Moxie and Rocketman and son of our GCH CH Hobby Horse Nordic So Alluring and GCHG CH White Eagle's the Sky's the Limit for Alpine Glo (Multiple BIS, BISS). He is owned and handled by Lori Pheil and shown winning Owner-Handled Group First, Best of Breed and in the Working Group and a few favorite photos. He has multiple Best of Breed wins and is working on his bronze Grand championship.He has also garnered multiple owner-handled group placements. We are proud of this lovely, typey boy!

The family that shows together finishes together!

We were thrilled to finish 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!

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