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Mrs L R Harris

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About Me

I acquired my first Samoyed in 1969. I began showing samoyeds in 1970 and since then have bred and owned twenty five New Zealand champions.
Our kennels, Nikolaevsk, holds the breed record for the most champions bred in the South Island, including the first South Island bred Grand Champion samoyed.
Bear, NZ Grand Ch Nikolaevsk An Bye Lay, is the breed record holder, winning Best in Show at the Dominion Samoyed Clubs annual championship on six consecutive occasions.
In 1974 I imported Carwood Snow Nanette, bred by Gladys Varney in the United Kingdom.

When I married Brian, I inherited his Tibetan Terriers, O.E.S., and Elkhounds. Together Brian and I have owned or bred one hundered and twenty-seven New Zealand or Australian Champion Samoyeds, Tibetan Terriers, Old English Sheepdogs and Elkhounds.

In 1989 I was admitted to the New Zealand Kennel Club’s Judges Panel.
I am at present licenced to judge all breeds and Best In Show at championship level and to award CC’s to all breeds.
In 2000 I was made a life member of the Dominion Samoyed Club.

I have served on a number of club committees over the years including:-
Committee and Secretary Dominion Samoyed Club.
Founding Secretary and Committee South Island Non Sporting Dog Assn.
Committee and Benching Manager Supreme Show Dog Contest.
Committee Supreme Puppy Contest.
In 2001 I was made a Life Member of the Supreme Show Dog & Puppy Contest Assn.



Recent Shows Judged At

1995 Auckland Provincial Samoyed Assn Open Show
2001 Tasmania Utility & Non Sporting Dog Assn Championship Show
2002 UK Samoyed Puppy of the Year Contest
2005 Limerick & District (Ireland)
2005 Tralee & District (Ireland)
2007 Tralee & District (Ireland)
2009 Seminole Dog Fanciers KC (USA)
2009 Greater Ocala Dog Club (USA)
2013 KC of Greater Victoria (USA)
2013 San Antonio KC (USA)
2013 Leavenworth KC (USA)
2013 Heart of America KC (USA)
2013 Heart of America Samoyed Club (USA)
2013 Carlow & District (Ireland)
2016 China Kennel Union (Beijing)
2016 Northern Sled Dog Club (Russia)
2016 Naugatuck Valley KC (USA)
2016 Kenilworth KC (USA)
2016 Farmington KC (USA)
2016 Holyoke KC (USA)
2017 China Kennel Union (Henan)
2018 FCI Ineternationa (Africa) Show (South Africa)
2018 Kimberley KC (South Africa)
2018 KUSA Classic championship Show (South Africa)
2018 KUSA Breed National (South Africa)
2018 KUSA Classic Winners Show (South Africa)


Judging History

I have awarded CC’s to Samoyeds in both the North Island and the South Island here in New Zealand. I have also awarded CC’s in the breed in Australia.
I had the honour in 1995 to judge the Auckland Provincial Samoyed Associations Open Show.
In 2002 I had the honour of judging the United Kingdom Samoyed Puppy of the Year Contest.
In 2013 I judged the Heart of America Samoyed Specialty.
In 2016 I judged the Northern Sled Dog Club show in Russia.