Welcome to the website of Firecloud Samoyeds.
Tami and Jim Lynch love their Samoyeds and celebrate their lives and achievements here on these pages. We hope you enjoy learning more about them.
Our kennel name is Firecloud. We have been in Sammys over 30 years officially, but Tami's family owned a rescue Sammy when she was growing up, so she has been in love with the breed for most of her life.
Tami is one of the founding members of the Barbary Coast Samoyed Club and served as President for 6 years; served on the board and served as secretary previously. She was the BCSC newsletter editor for several years. Jim considers the Sammys his children, too, and has been suppportive throughout all the years---he is the best kennel help anyone could ask for!
Firecloud Samoyeds has produced over 40 champions so far, with several others pointed and close to finishing. Our sammys are active in conformation, participate in herding events (which our club has sponsored for the past several years), pack hikes, and we have also tried our hand at obedience. Quite challenging! :-)
Some of the dogs we’ve bred participate in therapy work and scootering, and have earned the Samoyed Club of America's Working Samoyed titles.
Tami and Jim have been members of the Samoyed Club of America since 1989; and members of the Barbary Coast Samoyed Club, Inc. since its beginning.
We are also members of the Inland Northwest Samoyed Fanciers.
Tami is AKC approved to judge Samoyeds and is enjoying this new facet of dog shows.
We got our first Samoyed in 1985 from Kathy Vincent (Sunburst Samoyeds). As soon as we were able to buy a house we started looking for a Sammy. We got on Kathy's waiting list, and about 6 months later we got our girl---Sunburst's Iced Flash Flame, HIC. Of course, we said we weren't interested in showing, but later that year we attended a dog show and it looked like fun.
Next thing I know, I'm hooked!
Samoyed breeders have a responsibility to remain true to the Samoyed standard and the working heritage of our breed. To that end, Firecloud Samoyeds strives always to produce Samoyeds who are not only healthy and beautiful, but possess sound structure, the ability to do the work they were originally bred for, and the temperament that endears them to their families. Only dogs that are OFA clear for hips and CERF clear for eyes are used in our breeding program.
We currently split our time between Northern California and North Idaho and attend dog shows almost every month.
I can't imagine now what our lives would be like without the Sammys and all the wonderful people we've met through them.
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