The Organization for the Working Samoyed

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About the OWS

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Current Officers of the OWS

Interested in joining? Fill out and return the Membership Form (PDF file)

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What is the OWS?

The OWS is an international organization of Samoyed enthusiasts. The club objectives are:

You can read the OWS Constitution & Bylaws (a PDF file) for more information.

OWS History

by Donna Dannen, Past President

The Organization for the Working Samoyed began as an idea of a few sled dog racing enthusiasts in the late 1960's and early 1970's. At that time Samoyeds were seldom seen at sled dog races or other performance events. Then, as now, Samoyeds were considered too willfull, too distractable and too easy-going to be competitive as working dogs. There were a few people, however, who loved the breed and successfully turned the innately carefree Samoyed into a worker of great resolve and joy. These people hoped to encourage other Samoyed owners to work their dogs.