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Samoyed Association of Metro Detroit, Inc.

Our objectives are to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred Samoyeds;  to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club;  to advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience trials and sledding races, and other activities such as herding, tracking, agility, flyball, back-packing, and therapy work;  to encourage and cooperate with individuals and other groups with similar purposes;  to do all possible to help place Samoyeds in need of new homes;  and to educate new and potential Samoyed owners as to the proper care and upkeep of their dogs.

Click here for a SAMD membership application form which you may print out.

Michigan flag S.A.M.D. is a non-profit regional organization of Samoyed owners and breeders associated with the Samoyed Club of America (SCA).  S.A.M.D. is the only Samoyed breed club in Michigan, and includes members from surrounding states and Canada Canadian flag

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SAMD Puppy Match February 2013
SAMD Best In Snow Puppy Match February 2013

SAMD sledding outing
SAMD sledding outing February 2013

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Lori Chapek-Carleton
(517) 372-0738



Gina Cashen


Mary Hancock


Tracy Selis

Sue Wade

Gisela Hamlin


Sunday, January 7, 2018:  SPARTAN MID-WINTER MATCH at the Michigan State Pavilion, Farm Lane Road, East Lansing, MI. All Breed AKC Sanctioned B Match.

REGISTRATION--entries will be taken starting at 9:30am and accepted until the judging of the particular breed begins.

ENTRY FEE--$7.00 per entry, and Junior Showmanship $4.00 as an additional class. All proceeds go to the Michigan State University Dog Endowment Fund.

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If you aren't yet a Samoyed Club of America member, it's a good time to join. Membership applications can be gotten off the SCA website, and you can approach your fellow SAMD members for sponsorship.
SAMD Yahoo group: Go to to sign up (create a Yahoo ID if you don't already have one) or sign in. To find the group type SamoyedAssociationOfMetroDetroitBULLETIN & click the link (, & click Join This Group. Or e-mail Lori at & she will get you subscribed.

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SUBSCRIPTION: free to S.A.M.D. members, $10 per year for non-members (please make checks payable to S.A.M.D. and mail to Treasurer Gina Cashen, 5705 N. State Rd., Apt A, Alma, MI  48801).

CLASSIFIED ADS: Policy as adopted at the 1/18/87 S.A.M.D. meeting: limited to club members only, no excessive descriptions. Studs: Owners, address, phone number, sire, dam, birth date, breeder, whether proven, OFA, CERF, etc. -- $3 per issue per stud. Older dogs: Owner: address, phone number, breeder, age, neutered or not, whether housebroken, trained, etc. -- $3 per issue per dog. Revised policy as adopted at the 8/14/94 S.A.M.D. meeting: limited to club members only, unlimited wording, $5 per issue, editor's discretion. Revised policy as adopted at the 8/9/97 S.A.M.D. Board meeting regarding Litter Announcements: Limited to Club members only, one issue, free of charge. DAM, SIRE, EXPECTED WHELPING DATE, OWNER/CO-OWNERS, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, NUMBER OF PUPPIES EXPECTED (IF KNOWN).

BULLETIN info: Sandi Wade ( or Lori Chapek-Carleton (

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10 things you probably didn't know about the smiling Samoyed.

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Please participate in the Samoyed juvenile cataract study

If you can provide a DNA sample from affected dogs, their sires, dams, or littermates, click here for a form (PDF) to request free cheek-swab DNA collection kits.

Click here to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader for free to read PDF files.

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SAMD pack hike

Other Samoyed clubs:

Denver Samoyed Association

Potomac Valley Samoyed Club

Samoyed Association of Canada

Samoyed Association of Central Ontario

SCA 2014 National Specialty

Samoyed Club of Austin & Rescue

Samoyed Club of Washington State

Other dog organizations:

American Dog Owners Association

California Responsible Pet Owner's Coalition

Endangered Owner

North American Dog Racing Association

MUSH (Mid Union Sled Haulers)

Samoyed Rescue


Member Websites:

Kolinka Perm Reg's Samoyeds

Nirvana Samoyeds

SFX Samoyeds


Tall Oaks Samoyeds

We would be happy to exchange links with other Samoyed clubs;  please contact webmaster

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