Krystal Zima Samoyeds

Krystal Zima Samoyeds Krystal Zima is a small breeder of Samoyed dogs who excel as companions and in the show ring.
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This article (study results) is very long, and I have not fully read all the way through it yet. From what I have read s...
05/20/2023

This article (study results) is very long, and I have not fully read all the way through it yet. From what I have read so far though, it looks like a good resource to help make informed decisions about whether to spay/neuter your dog, do an O***y sparing spay (oss) or vasectomy, or leave them intact. My boy Kodiak (Lg Standard American Eskimo) was never neutered and lived to 17.5 years old. At this point my 3 Samoyeds (Natasha (F) - 10, Misha (M) - 6, and Tundra (F) - 3) are all intact.
Here is the link to the article:

Abstract OBJECTIVE To compare health and behavior outcomes for dogs that underwent vasectomy or ovary-sparing spay (hysterectomy) with sexually intact dogs or dogs that had undergone traditional castration or spay. SAMPLE 6,018 dog owners responded to a web-based survey between November 3, 2021, and...

We went to show at the Westminster Kennel Club show this week.  We didn't win, but Misha looked good and performed well....
05/12/2023

We went to show at the Westminster Kennel Club show this week. We didn't win, but Misha looked good and performed well. Here is a link to the official video on YouTube https://youtu.be/efVnZaiNiC4
And here is a screenshot of me and Misha in the ring.

If you didn’t have a chance to watch the live streamed breed judging of the Westminster show today, the recording for Sa...
05/09/2023

If you didn’t have a chance to watch the live streamed breed judging of the Westminster show today, the recording for Samoyeds is now up at

We’re up in New York to show Misha tomorrow morning at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. All or the breed judging wi...
05/09/2023

We’re up in New York to show Misha tomorrow morning at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. All or the breed judging will be live streamed on www.WestminsterKennelClub.org . Samoyeds are in ring 3 at 9am Tuesday. (You need the ring number to find the right streaming camera)

The Westminster Kennel Club, established in 1877, is America's oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the sport of dogs. The Club hosts the iconic Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the second-longest, continuously held sporting event in the U.S., and since 1948, the longest nationally televised...

I’ll be showing Misha up in New York at the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Below is a link to the viewing sche...
04/20/2023

I’ll be showing Misha up in New York at the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Below is a link to the viewing schedule. One of the cool things about WKC coverage is that ALL the breed judging during the day is live streamed on the Westminster Kennel Club website, and the recordings are available later in the day (and anytime thereafter) on the website. Samoyeds will be showing on Tuesday May 9th at 9:00am. Here’s the link.

FOX Sports Coverage16 Feb 2023ShareTweetSaturday, May 6, 202310th Anniversary Masters Agility Championship Preliminaries Streaming LIVE on westminsterkennelclub.org from 8:00am - 4:00pm 8th Annual Masters Obedience Championship Streaming LIVE on westminsterkennelclub.org from 8:00am - 3:30pm A...

I am over the moon proud of Mishka (CH Krystal Zima's Ursa Minor FDC CAA FCAT2 CGCU TKA ATT) and Owner/Handler Barbara f...
03/20/2023

I am over the moon proud of Mishka (CH Krystal Zima's Ursa Minor FDC CAA FCAT2 CGCU TKA ATT) and Owner/Handler Barbara for their FABULOUS Best Opposite/Owner Handled Group 2 win under breeder judge Joe Deleo at the Antietam Creek Samoyed Club’s regional specialty show in York, PA. yesterday! Mishka is my first born from my first Samoyed litter and is six years old. She is also Barbara’s first dog. Barbara has worked so hard training both herself and Mishka to get to this point. 🥰

A great article on the history of the Samoyed.
03/16/2023

A great article on the history of the Samoyed.

The Samoyed was originally thought to be an aboriginal breed that was indigenous to the Russian tundra. It is now thought, due to modern DNA testing, that the earliest proto-Samoyed may have migrated into Russia from China.

Misha's official show pic from his Owner Handled Group 2 win a couple weeks ago.  I have a weird expression on my face, ...
03/06/2023

Misha's official show pic from his Owner Handled Group 2 win a couple weeks ago. I have a weird expression on my face, but at least my boy looks good. 😄

Misha had a good day at the dog show today. He went Select Dog and Owner handled Best of Breed. Then after a long wait i...
02/19/2023

Misha had a good day at the dog show today. He went Select Dog and Owner handled Best of Breed. Then after a long wait into the evening, in the Owner Handled Working Group he went OH Group 2. He hasn’t been shown since last summer, but he did great today! Here is a quick cell phone pic while we wait for the official group win photo.

Official show picture of Misha's Best of Breed win with my daughter handling this past July, under judge Polly D. Smith....
08/21/2022

Official show picture of Misha's Best of Breed win with my daughter handling this past July, under judge Polly D. Smith. 🥰

Please pay attention to the signs and do NOT hesitate to get to the vet immediately if you suspect your dog is bloating....
05/15/2022

Please pay attention to the signs and do NOT hesitate to get to the vet immediately if you suspect your dog is bloating. It is a killer and it can happen fast.

05/09/2022

Natasha’s 9th birthday was last weekend. She, as well as her tow kids Misha and Tundra, did CABT Lure Coursing over the weekend. I finally got Natasha’s video uploaded. She had a great time. She decided a while ago that she didn’t like FastCAT anymore, likely because it’s over too quick. Running this 600 yard course was right up her ally.
https://youtu.be/FUkcWqPfR_M

We just got Tundra's OFA results back for Hips and Elbows.  🥰
04/19/2022

We just got Tundra's OFA results back for Hips and Elbows. 🥰

This is the official win photo from Tundra’s WB win last weekend at the Potomac Valley Samoyed Club specialty show in Do...
04/09/2022

This is the official win photo from Tundra’s WB win last weekend at the Potomac Valley Samoyed Club specialty show in Doswell, VA under esteemed judge Pat Trotter. She earned a 5 point Major, which has her down to two more points needed for her Championship. Since she is out of coat, with a lot of her last coat blow coming from her tail, I was not expecting this wonderful win. Thank you Ms. Trotter for seeing through her antics and lack of coat! An added bonus for Krystal Zima Samoyeds is that Tundra’s half sister Mishka went Reserve WB right behind Tundra, and Tundra’s litter mates Zelda and Talli went 2nd and 3rd in a very competitive Open class. All around, a wonderful day!

Tundra went Winners B***h at the Potomac Valley Samoyed Club Specialty show today under judge Pat Trotter. So proud of m...
04/03/2022

Tundra went Winners B***h at the Potomac Valley Samoyed Club Specialty show today under judge Pat Trotter. So proud of my baby girl! 🥰

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

10/22/2021

Wow!!! I have never seen this before. Awesome!

I finally had a chance to get through some of my video from Samoyed Club of America Nationals yesterday. Here is a short...
10/03/2021

I finally had a chance to get through some of my video from Samoyed Club of America Nationals yesterday. Here is a short video with some footage of Misha competing in Best of Breed. He made the first cut but unfortunately didn’t go further. There were a lot of great dogs competing that day. https://youtu.be/MnmG9VFfQ4s

GCH CH Krystal Zima's Dances On Air CAA DCAT CGCMisha made the first cut, which was great! A lot of great dogs competing.

Misha’s son Milo came to visit today for a play date.
08/14/2021

Misha’s son Milo came to visit today for a play date.

Tundra earned her AKC Trick Dog Novice title tonight! 😁
08/13/2021

Tundra earned her AKC Trick Dog Novice title tonight! 😁

Cool day at the beach today. Took the dogs for a nice long walk.
07/25/2021

Cool day at the beach today. Took the dogs for a nice long walk.

06/14/2021

Huge Congratulations to Judi Elford and Vanderbilt Samoyeds on the Westminster Working Group win of their beautiful boy Striker last night!!! From Natasha (grand daughter to grandmothers CH Vanderbilt's Cool Yule and CH Vanderbilt's Playing The Game, and Grandfather Am Gr. Ch./Can. Ch. Echo's Prophecy to Daystar) and her kids.

Misha... Best of Breed today under judge Dana Cline. Tundra, Winners Bitch for another point. 😁
05/09/2021

Misha... Best of Breed today under judge Dana Cline. Tundra, Winners Bitch for another point. 😁

Baby Tundra earned her first point yesterday. We’ll see how she does today. 😁 I’ll post the official win picture when I ...
05/09/2021

Baby Tundra earned her first point yesterday. We’ll see how she does today. 😁 I’ll post the official win picture when I get it.

Misha’s puppies!! 🥰 7 weeks old now. They will be going to their new homes in one week.
04/19/2021

Misha’s puppies!! 🥰 7 weeks old now. They will be going to their new homes in one week.

Great day in White Post running FastCAT with Misha and Tundra. Misha earned his FCAT today and Tundra earned her BCAT. B...
04/04/2021

Great day in White Post running FastCAT with Misha and Tundra. Misha earned his FCAT today and Tundra earned her BCAT. Both had a great time!

YAY Krystal Zima Pups!!! 😁 Misha and Tundra should pop onto the rankings in a few weeks after the Richmond results are e...
04/01/2021

YAY Krystal Zima Pups!!! 😁 Misha and Tundra should pop onto the rankings in a few weeks after the Richmond results are entered. Average of top three speeds gives the ranking. Misha and Tundra only had two runs when this was tallied.

We went to go visit Misha's first offspring today. 3 boys and 2 girls.  4 weeks old. So cute! 🥰
03/28/2021

We went to go visit Misha's first offspring today. 3 boys and 2 girls. 4 weeks old. So cute! 🥰

Misha the Lapdog 🥰
02/03/2021

Misha the Lapdog 🥰

Video from the PVSC CAT (Coursing Ability Test) event this past weekend 16 Jan) in White Post VA. The video is of both N...
01/20/2021

Video from the PVSC CAT (Coursing Ability Test) event this past weekend 16 Jan) in White Post VA. The video is of both Natasha and Misha's runs (since my daughter and I were our own videographers, the videos don't start at their take-offs. https://youtu.be/KRsTLeUcD7g

Natasha (BISS GCH Daystar's Tsarina Natasha CA BCAT) and Misha (GCH Krystal Zima's Dances on Air CA DCAT CGC) running CAT at Potomac Valley Samoyed Club's ev...

01/02/2021

We had a fun little outing this morning with Natasha, Misha, and Ava doing scootering 🛴/ bikejoring on the C & O canal tow path.

12/26/2020

Merry Christmas from Krystal Zima Samoyeds!!! 😁

12/22/2020

Tundra really wants to go out and chase squirrels!!! Way too muddy right now though. 🙁

11/28/2020

We spent the day doing FastCAT today at the Potomac Valley Samoyed Club's "Turkey Trot" FastCAT event. Five Krystal Zima pups from our 2016 litter were there (including Misha). Pictured here from left to right are: Mishka, Misha, Blizzard, Momma Natasha (the dirty one), Ava, and Max.

11/06/2020

Misha had a great week at the Doswell shows last week! New Grand Champion - GCH Krystal Zima's Dances On Air CA DCAT CGC
He started with Select Dog on Wednesday, earning his GCH; followed with Best Opposite on Friday; and put a cherry on top with Best of Breed on Saturday! So proud of my baby boy 🥰

10/31/2020

Misha went Best of Breed today! So proud of my baby boy! Here is a photo my hubby took. Official photo will come later.

10/29/2020

Misha (GCH Krystal Zima's Dances On Air CA DCAT CGC) is a new Grand Champion (pending AKC confirmation). First show since March and he went Select Dog for 3 GCH points (he needed 2). Official win picture will come later; but here are some stills pulled from video and a shot my hubby took while we were setting up for the picture.

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