Thursday, 12 October 2017

So you want to buy a Samoyed.....

(Dad though he would like to add a bit to my pages)

Things you should know about a Samoyed (Sammy-yed) before you part with your money.

1. Some Sammys can be noisy
If you already own a Sammy then this might come as a bit of a shock as we all know them to be (in the main) our silent partner. We have never known them to raise voice at the 'knock of a door' at a 'misplaced toy thing' or for generally no good reason. This is considered as barbarous dissonance by most, if not all owners.

It has recently come to light that through uncensored breeding that there might be a couple of barkers slipping into the proverbial Samoyed gene-pool. 

For those of you not aware of this sound it is of which I am sure there are many, It has a resonance something like a gentle 'BOOOORRRK', a distained 'AAAARRRRROOOOHHHHH' or a silent 'BLEC-BLEC-BARKETY-BORK, BORK, BORK, OOF.

You will be unfamiliar with these sounds, so I will endeavor to show you through the means of photography how these, almost silent forms of communication can been seen.
left: As you can see here, a slightly opened jaw precedes a light an airy BORK. From this height above sea level would never really travel further than a couple of miles and likely unheard by many save for those with the keenest hearing or with amplifying machinery such as a hearing aid.

Right: Here is an attempt to capture the silent AAAARRROOOOHHHH, 
You might just be able to make out a slight lifting of the head - if you can't, don't worry because its normally accompanied by a raised foot which you can quite easily see in this image.

This sound will only travel two or three hundred yards and probably only twice that distance at night, thus easily making it difficult to hear over the normal daytime noise

Left: This open mouthed expression is often confused with a yawn and you could miss the gentle
The lips have a slight curl with the mouth just slightly ajar as shown here in this rare and unique image .
This is slightly unusual, insofar that not many have heard this and as such, remains unsubstantiated.
We understand that this sound may relate to the need to be elsewhere other than where they are.

2. Recall.

All sammys are of course obedient to the 'n'th degree and a Recall command is very rarely needed as part of a training programme.

As part of our studies, here at the Southborough Lighthouse we have transposed this unused term with one or two  that hold a far more convenient expression and meaningfulness such as,  'Search and discover', 'Search and destroy' and  I'll see you at home later then'

Here are two that are displaying beautifully the Search and Discover in favour of the redundant recall. Note how the poorly trained Labrador lacks the ability to transpose this rudimentary command anywhere near as quickly as our favorite breed and resorted to a 'follow' disposition.

Hopefully it should be some hours before these two are back by your side giving extra time to enjoy the blustery surroundings.

3. The language of Samoyeds

You can be forgiven for thinking that this intellectual beast has many facets to its language and that its diverse expressions and mannerisms hold all sorts of secrets and inter-dog codes.

We are only just beginning to discover that many expressions can be boiled down to portray one or more basic instincts.

We have found over a hundred expressions that mean no more than 'Feed Me'. The lifted eyebrow in conjunction with the 'Feed Me' expression converts this to one of urgency - as in 'Feed Me - NOW', or 'Give me that food that you are eating'

Right: Here is the articulate expression for 'Gimme one of them-there sweeties' the slight return of the right ear adds importance to the whole sentence. The direction of the eyes indicate the location of the food matter and the slight salivation also determines the urgency of the need

Wonderful animals

We cannot find any other tangible use for expression other than this primordial need for food.

4. Getting to terms with Snorp, Blep, Mlem, and Blem.

I know what you are thinking - fairly basic and entry level Samoyed - but is it?

Left: So lets not get confused..

The simple 'Blep' is mastered by the Left hand animal

The simple 'Blem' is shown, but not fully mastered by the right hand animal and of course it never will be as he is not a full Samoyed

Right: This is the 'Part Mlem' which normally precedes the 'Full Mlem'

The dog with the mask clearly understands this term (although not a full Samoyed)

Left: The wonderful example of the 'Full Mlem'

Magnificently portrayed here in this Mlem moment that you may only catch once or maybe twice a year.

Right: And finally the 'Snorp', worn here by the part Samoyed. Rated 'Fairly Common' but not often caught on camera.

5. Shoobies

This is a term that has been shunned by the Samoyed community as a whole and recently caused uproar when it was suggested that a full name change should be adopted by the Samoyed Association to avoid confusion between the two completely different breeds.

Shoob (from the comedy Latin language meaning Samoyed) and Obies (once again from the comedy language called Latin - meaning Comedy) - Example shown on the left is a Shoobie food funnel
Right: Here of course is the full majesty of a Samoyed. (Note the lack of comedy)
So finally to recap
The following are examples of what you hope to have learned from the above, if you fully understand these, it will help when it comes to deciding whether to adopt or buy a samoyed in the future.


The airy BOOORK

 The Part Mlem



For clarity we have identified the important parts of a Samoyed's anatomy which may help with discussions with your Vet should any problems arise in these distinctive areas.


It is important to understand how your Samoyed will fit into the community..

We certainly hope you enjoy your new found friend as much as he/she will enjoy your samiches.

Tylor and Braes Dad

7th October 2017 - 27k Hike incorporating Seven Sisters

The South Downs are always worth a visit

This is the Cuckmere (we calls it Snakey river cos it looks like some kind of wriggly serpent) - Brae is averting his eyes cos he doesn't like worms very much 

It was wewy windy and Brae was drawn to the cliff edge like a giant magmet

The Seven Sisters are a beautiful coastline (that's what dad says) - I was finking that there had better be food at the end of this....

Brae doesn't think about much (other than food) but I could hear his head whirring and he was heckin perturbed about having to walk up at least anuvver four hills

This is what I was looking at behind us - I didn't tell Brae that the rain was-a-coming

Circular route fingy

Thursday, 21 September 2017

3rd September - almost forgot to post this months meeting

Sammy meet in the Lea Valley - Borktastic

You need to attend with your ear plugs

Mishca, Cooper, Alaska, Blizzard, Denzil, Brae, Tylor, Oscar, Dexter, Jaxson, Ola, Skye, Snowi, Bear and Zeena

What th... where did this dog come from.....

A Giant Samoyed spun this net

Monday, 18 September 2017

13th September - 20 km circular hike Betws-y-coed

Circular up hill hike from Betws-y-Coed to the Swallow falls and Beyond.

This is where we spent our night after the Snowden hike

and we did wake up to a glorious Rainbow fing.

We started here

Brae had a little pre-start dip to make sure it was warm enuff to wash the dirt off when we gettid back

This is us looking interested in the marvellous falls that dad did make us trudge through smelly puddles and dirty wood to find.

Brea finked I was being funny doin a gonk impression.

I was looking at Mordor -  Brae was waiting for a swinjin little Obbit to jump out

Brae is doin a toot on this windy hill

God had laid a green carpet of moss just for me and Brae to roll about in... fanx God

Mum felt a desperate need to shop - we felt a desperate need for figgy rolls 

12th September 2017 - 23km Snowden hike

Todays the day that we take a little trot off to conquer that little ole mountain they call Snowden.

Up the Miners Track and down the Pyg Track

You has got to start with a good breakfast of sossages, sossages, sossages. We luved the Chef here cos he kept bringing us sossages - The Groes Inn

Our starting point on the A498 added an extra 3 km onto the hike

Miners Track past Llyn Teyra

We stopped for a cooling dip in Glaslyn before we scrabbled up to the Zig-Zag path.
Brae said he wanted to drink the whole reservoir up cos it was so tasty. I didn't tell him that I had a wee in it...arf arf..

Up there somewhere.. there is the summit with a normous great dragon huffing smoke everywhere

We eventually reached the triangulation fing on top of the mountain that was perched precariously up in  the clouds.

Better give dad some credit too - he is the geezer in the blue jacket and the backpack full of stuff..
We is bein chased by a load of zombies that looked like they were dying.

Zig-Zag path down across Glasyn and Llydaw. Brae did a big BOORK here but it blew away in the wind. 

This is the easy peasy part of the Pyg Track that is supposed to go down the mountain. Looks more like it is going back up iffin you ask me.

Dad spotted a pub in the distance, so we had to walk fast cos he had a magnificent thirst on

Up and down the mountain via these routes.

A bonus picture of our mum