Samoyed of the Year 2022

Every year the Samoyed Club of Victoria hosts the annual Samoyed and Puppy of the Year invitational gala night. Owners of qualifying dogs from Victoria and across Australia will be invited to participate. The qualifying period for the Samoyed of the Year Invitational is from January 1st -December 31st 2022. The judging for this event will be held early in 2023. 

We wish everyone the best of luck for a fantastic year of showing.

Award Categories:



Competing in One Category Only:

In the circumstance where a dog has qualified for both categories, the owner/s must nominate in writing to the convenor which category the dog will contest on the evening.

SOTY 2022

The Committee has decided that we will be running SOTY for the 2022 year.

Please Note:  We are unable to give you the complete list of qualifying shows for the whole 2022 year due to a slower uptake because of COVID but we will keep you all informed and updated as we are going forward.  We will try to give everyone at least two months in advance notice.  

The 2022 SOTY event will be held early in 2023 for all those who qualify.

If you have already had a Best In Group, R.U. In Group or Puppy In Group so far this year, then you will have already qualified those particular dogs as we are starting the qualifying from 1st January 2022. 

The List Of Qualifying Shows for 2022 We Can Announce Now.  More qualifying shows will be added once we have conformation of events to be held.

JANUARY                                  Saturday 8th                           SOUTH EASTERN KENNEL CLUB
                                                Sunday 30th                           BALLARAT DOG CLUB

FEBRUARY                                Saturday 5th                           CLASSIC DOG SHOW
                                                Sunday 20th                           BERWICK ALL BREEDS KENNEL CLUB

MARCH                                     Sunday 13th                           YARRAM & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB
                                                Monday 14th (AM Show)          WARRAGUL & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB (Darnum)

APRIL                                       Saturday 2nd (PM Show)          ELTHAM & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB

MAY                                         Saturday 28th                          KILMORE KENNEL CLUB INC

JUNE                                         Saturday 18th                         FRANKSTON & PENINSULAR (PM) K/C

JULY                                         Saturday 2nd                           VICTORIAN POULTRY & KENNEL CLUB
                                                Sunday 31st                            UTILITY DOG CLUB INC

AUGUST                                   Sunday 14th                           LILLYDALE KENNEL CLUB INC
                                                Sunday 21st                            SAMOYED CLUB OF VICTORIA INC

SEPTEMBER                               Saturday 17th                         BELGRAVE KENNEL CLUB INC
Saturday 24th                         MELBOURNE ROYAL

OCTOBER                                 Sunday 9th                              KYNETON & DISTRICT K/C (AM) (BULLA)
                                                Sunday 16th                            ROMSEY K/C (PM) (BULLA)

NOVEMBER                               Saturday 26th                           CRANBOURNE DOG CLUB (PARK)

DECEMBER                               Sunday 4th                               DOGS VICTORIA SUMMER SPECTACULAR

                                               Sunday 11th                            MALDON KENNEL CLUB INC (AM)(BULLA)
                                               Saturday 17                             YARRA VALLEY KENNEL CLUB INC    



PLUS – All Samoyed Club Championship Shows Across Australia.

PLUS – All City Royal Show.


Criteria for Qualification:Samoyed of the Year/Puppy of the Year

Listed Victorian Qualifying Shows:

v  Challenge Dog

v  Challenge Bitch

Listed Victorian Qualifying Shows:

v  Puppy of Breed


Specialty Shows Nationally:

Challenge Dog and Challenge Bitch at:

v  Samoyed National Show

v  All Samoyed Club Specialty Shows

v  Spitz Breed Clubs

v  Utility Clubs

v  All Capital City Royal Shows

Any All Breeds Shows Nationally:

v  Puppy in Group/Puppy in Show

Puppy of Breed:

v  All Capital City Royal Shows

v  All Utility Clubs

v  All Spitz Breed Clubs

v  Samoyed National Show

v  All Samoyed Specialty Shows

All Breeds Shows Qualification

v  Best in Group/Best in Show

v  Runner Up in Group

v 25 Point BOB non qualifying shows



Recording of Qualifications:

Nominated Shows: All Challenge and Puppy of Breed winners at the nominated Victorian shows will be recorded by the Samoyed Club of Victoria results reporter.

Qualifications achieved other than at the Victorian nominated shows: It is the sole responsibility of the owner/s to notify in writing the qualifying award received according to the criteria set out above. Written notification must be sent to the Samoyed of the Year Invitational convenor no later than the 7th January, 2023. If the notification is sent via email, an acknowledgment will be sent once received. If you do not receive a confirmation email it is your responsibility to follow up with the convenor prior to the 7th January. The club and committee will not be held responsible for any emails or mail not received.

Here is the link to the form for SOTY qualifying notification


Notification must be provided in writing to:

Mail: Samoyed of the Year Convenor

Mrs Bernadette Lawton

62 McGregor Ave

Healesville, VIC 3777



Criteria for Choosing a Judge:

The judge will be selected by an independent party from the Samoyed Club of Victoria. That person will contact the judge, organise accommodation and transportation of the judge to the venue.

Ø  It is not the responsibility of the sub-committee, convenor or any member of the SCV committee to list the qualifying dogs other than the Puppy of Breed and Challenge winners at the listed Victorian nominated shows.

Ø  Only qualifying Samoyeds that have been identified as eligible will be invited to participate.

Ø  All invitees will be at the discretion of the Samoyed Club of Victoria Committee.

Ø  Nominated shows are to be determined by the sub-committee and reviewed yearly to ensure appropriate shows are included.