the years, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many
wonderful owners. I enjoy keeping in touch and invite you to
your Linrosa Samoyed stories and pictures. Thank you to everyone
who has already participated.
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"I would highly recommend
Linrosa Samoyeds to anyone interested in this beautiful breed. From the
very beginning, we knew that this was a breeder we wanted to work with.
We live several provinces away, but Linda made the process of purchasing
a Samoyed so easy and enjoyable. She was always accessible and answered
any questions we had right away. She sent weekly updates with pictures,
and all the information we needed to get puppy-ready. Even after our
puppy arrived, she was always available for questions and advice. She
truly is a wonderful and caring breeder!"
have to say, I am amazed by this puppy, he is absolutely awesome !!!
Friends, family, and customers drop in one after the other and Smurf
just sits there with his tail wagging, no barking, no drama. He lets
everyone come to pet him, no jumping... it's just incredible, and
everyone comments on this. I'm one happy and proud papa Smurf. Now,
I'm sure in time Smurf's going to fire up and get all wound tight, but
for the moment, he's one mellow dude and I love him to bits.
Everything is going well and I could not be happier. Thank you SO
from Gaston about the importance of a dog dryer.
Before getting a Samoyed I did my research and
was fully aware of what was to come in terms of hair and grooming so a
dog dryer seemed like a good idea even though it was expensive.
Luckily I got the chance to see first hand how convenient a dog dryer
really was and bought one !!! At 4.5 months old Smurf is being blown
every day, whether he needs it or not, in order to get him used to it
and not fuss. I have to say, this dryer is worth its weight in
gold ! If it were to break today, I'd buy another one instantly !
On rainy days Smurf gets wet, so I use towels to
soak up the bulk of the water, but he still remains wet and leaves
soggy puddles all over the house. However, three minutes on the
grooming table with a blower and he's dry, clean and looking like a
I also use the dryer on Smurf, as well as
myself, after walking thru the forest and getting debris in his coat.
It is great to get dog hair off your clothes, dust off the computer
fans, blow out dust from air filters ( and the vacuum canister ! )
just to mention a few other uses. I keep finding more uses for it
every day ! I have blown dry the soles of my shoes in seconds instead
of leaving wet footprints on the floor.. etc etc etc.
Smurf 9 mths
I lost my Samoyed, Kalen,
after 14 years together. After the grief had lessened, I began my search
and found Linrosa Samoyeds. Linda was immediately so kind and
responsive. We spoke on the phone soon after making contact and ended up
talking for over an hour about past and present dogs, the process she
follows when placing a pup as well as my experience with the breed. I
was over the moon to receive the news that a male puppy would be coming
to me in late August – a June puppy, just like Kalen.
Linda was always in touch
with me, sending weekly/bi weekly updates as well as videos of the
litter growing and playing. Unlike some breeders, Linda chooses the
matchups of owner/puppy during her last week with them so I had no idea
which male puppy would be mine. Once the evaluation period arrived,
Linda asked a few more questions, and it was decided that the black
ribboned puppy (Onyx, which I renamed Stark) would be mine. The plan
was for my pup to be an eventual therapy dog, but also be able to join
in our active lifestyle of hiking, lots of walks and being around the
many dogs and people in our lives. Onyx seemed to be a perfect mix of
brave and confident, but also calm and reserved – the match was perfect
and Stark is just that, a perfect blend of active and relaxed.
Stark was an absolutely
wonderful puppy. He already had the basics of housetraining down,
and already knew sit. I can count on one hand how
many accidents we had in the early days – much of which I owe to Linda’s
early training with all of the pups as well as our constant consistency
when it came to potty training – he caught on in no time!
Stark excelled in puppy
classes and the first level of obedience. We are currently enrolled in a
mastery class and Stark is also accompanying me to work where I work
closely with children with special needs. Children and families approach
us often when they see Stark and he is always quiet, calm and gentle –
especially with toddlers. We are already preparing for the therapy dog
certification and continuing to work on higher levels of obedience. We
did LOTS of socialization early on, and Stark’s laid back and social
Samoyed personality always shines through and he is wonderful with other
I have no doubt, that
Linda’s excellent breeding and impeccable choice in pairing and
temperament as well as her wonderful socialization and work she puts
into each and every pup gave Stark the building blocks to be the
absolutely amazing dog that he is now. Linda and I have, what I
consider to be, a wonderful relationship and she is always there to lend
her advice and expertise. She is also a constant source of encouragement
and congratulations when I share Stark’s latest achievement with her, or
the latest photo of him freshly groomed (all of which I do on my own). I
will not hesitate for one moment when the time comes to add another
Samoyed to the family – to head straight in Linda’s direction.
Alyssa`s comments on
buying a dog dryer and doing her own grooming.
I chose early on to handle
all of Stark’s future grooming myself. Under Linda’s guidance, I
purchased a Metro Air Force (4HP) dog dryer. Besides Stark himself,
this is THE best dog-related purchase I could have made. During the
Spring, it is impossible to keep Stark white for longer than a week.
With the dryer, it is so easy to wash the bottom of his legs and belly,
and have the ability to dry him thoroughly and quickly in no time. Also,
for regular dry grooming, the dryer is wonderful for a quick “once over”
to loosen up his fur, help some of the loose hair come out as well as
any debris that needs some extra brushing to remove. The dryer is also
extremely useful to inspect Stark’s skin and body for any scratches or
irritations. Purchasing the dryer not only saved me needing to pay
someone to groom Stark or spend hours and hours with a human hairdryer –
but it gives me a great sense of pride that if Stark needs to be bathed,
it is a task I can complete all on my own. When people say “he is so
white and so soft!”, it’s wonderful to know that I can make Stark feel
great and look THAT handsome.
Ally's comments about buying a dog dryer;
After getting our Samoyed we
quickly realized how important investing in the right grooming tools
would be for keeping his coat beautiful. Luckily we purchased the
Metro Commander Dryer from Ren’s Pet Depot. We purchased this
dryer a few months after getting Loki. The dryer is absolutely
fantastic. It’s light, easy to use and not
bulky. We just place it on the floor close to our grooming table
and the hose reaches perfectly, and the nozzle accessories that come
with it really help us to focus on specific areas that require
I always used to find that
after giving Loki a good brushing there would still be
tuffs of fur that was loosened during the brushing
that would scatter around my house. Now since I have the dryer we just
use the dryer in our grooming area after brushing and it gets those
tuffs of fur out so they are not around my house.
In Newfoundland the weather
is very unpredictable and wet weather makes for a dirty Samoyed after
walks. I use the dryer after walks to blow dirt and dry the fur.
Once the fur is dry we brush the remaining dirt out and he is just as
clean as he was before we left for our walk !
When it comes to bath time,
drying Loki with towels and a hair dryer was just time consuming and
tedious. With the Metro Commander drying time has been cut in half.
Once his coat is fully dry he looks so fresh and fluffy! I
did not have the same outcome as when we used a regular hair dryer or
towel dried him.
All in all the Metro
Commander was an amazing purchase, grooming costs are not cheap and this
definitely help us maintain Loki’s beautiful coat. I would highly
recommend this dryer to anyone who has a Samoyed.
Loki (photo: Aaimee Gillam Photography)
We highly recommend Linrosa Samoyeds for your
new addition to your family. We contacted a couple of breeders and
Linda was the most thorough during the interview process, we felt she
took her dogs seriously and could be relied upon. We have not been
disappointed and the adoption process went smoothly. We pestered her
for pictures during the two-month wait between birth and adoption and
she kindly sent us regular updates of the litter and mama. Linda
remains available even after the puppy has come home with us.
Indiana is a playful energetic little fellow
who loves to make friends with everyone and smile his way around life.
I just wanted to let you know how Marius is doing. The last five years
have been great! Marius has turned into one of the most friendly
and outgoing dogs around. Every time we are out for a walk, everyone
always comes up to us and wants to pat him and take his picture.
He has become quite the celebrity here in the Miramichi. Of
course, Marius thanks them by giving them lots of kisses.
Just recently Marius became a big brother. The love between these
two is crazy. Every time Lincoln cries, Marius is always right
there making sure she is okay. He is so gentle around her.
It is nice to know that Lincoln will have a friend for life. My
decision to buy a Samoyed was definitely the right choice. He fits
in perfect with our family and we love him just as much as he
loves us. Hopefully soon we will add another Samoyed to our family.
Kari and Rob
I'm so glad that our previous dog was half Samoyed and started our love
affair with the breed! We couldn't have asked for a better breeder and
friend when looking for a little Samoyed puppy, while still grieving our
wonderful girl's departure so many years ago. You asked the tough
questions, made us aware of many things, educated us on the breed, and
impressed us beyond our expectations on how much you care about your
dogs. They are your family members and are so well grounded by the time
they go to their new homes. You more than take your time to try and
perfectly match people personalities to puppy personalities so it's an
We can't thank you enough for our two sweet "kids"! I can't believe
it's been over 12 years ago since little Cheemo stole our hearts and
over 10 years since his little sister, Shiya walked through the door and
told Cheemo the way life was going to be, lol. They are the most
amazing sweeties and so 'go with the flow' we've ever seen. They love
everyone, including other animals! As long as they get to go with us,
they don't mind long road trips, not one complaint from them. There's
not one day that I am not grateful for them and hug them tightly.
Linda, thank-you so much for allowing us to take your first precious
little guy, Cheemo! You allowed us the great pride of seeing him get
his Canadian Championship and show us how talented he is as well as how
much he loves to show off when he has an audience. Shiya is our little
teddy bear, loves to snuggle.
I can't imagine life without these two, although they are in their
golden years, their sparkling personalities are still keeping us on our
toes and laughing each day.
Mary and Brad
Just wanted to let you know that Barney has been
great. Although sometimes stubborn, energetic and vocal at times
he has been nothing but a great companion and family member. He is
extremely good with other dogs, kids, and people in general. I can't
say enough great things about this breed, and you as a breeder. Your
commitment to these dogs was really evident to see through this whole
process. You have always taken the time to answer any questions that I
might have, and have really shown an incredible knowledge when it
comes to this breed. I can't thank you enough for all that you have
done for myself and Barney. I will continue to stay in touch. Thanks
I just wanted to tell you how much we love
Ghost. He's the sweetest dog I've ever laid eyes on! I am so
pleased with how my first Samoyed experience has turned out. He
has become such an important member of the family. As you can see from
the picture, he loves rolling in the mud and digging holes. He
also enjoys licking my cats' faces, and playing dead when it's time to
get his coat brushed <lol>! He's very smart, fantastic with children,
sometimes acts silly and loves to have his ears scratched. I
have never had a worry about him being around anyone, as there isn't
an aggressive bone in his body! I can't tell you enough how happy I am
with him! This first year has flown by, I can't believe he's
already one! Thank you again for such a wonderful experience. I
would highly recommend you to anyone. You're so knowledgeable,
and even now, you are still a fantastic support system. I've attached
a few pictures of Ghost as well, one at 9 weeks and the other one is
Well, Dexter is 6 this year and it's hard to
believe it. He doesn't act like a 6 year old. There's nothing senior
about him. Here are just a few of the reasons we all love Dexter and
truly appreciate you sending him my way! He's so beautiful - The face,
oh the face! The big brown eyes, the Sammy smile that is always there,
and the always wagging tail show you just how friendly and happy he
is. He's always ready to go - for a walk, a run, a ride, even (gasp) a
swim - with just about anyone. He loves kids (like more than he loves
me sometimes), other dogs, cats..... I swear, there isn't a mean bone
in this dog's body.
He's also the reason I meet so many interesting
people. He "cuts a fine figure" walking down the street and people
like to stop us with a "can I pet him?!?". He's always happy to
oblige. I like to say that he's the energizer bunny - always going,
but he's also pretty easy going. We just recently moved. That would
stress a lot of dogs out. Not Dexter. He took it all in, settled in
and acted like he'd been living here forever! Now that's a great
You gave me a beautiful, healthy, happy
fluffball of joy and I'd take another in a heart beat!
is, for us, our little daughter. People that see her would say, she’s
a little fur ball of Joy. She loves her daily walk followed up with
a trip to the dog park, where she plays and runs with all her friends.
She is the most sociable dog ever, loves people and children. She loves
cuddling in bed in the morning and at bedtime, but she has an
independent personality during the day. We only have good comments from
people who see her, our vet and groomer always comment about how
sweet and beautiful she is. Her fur is relatively easy to keep clean
and white with an air blower and a good brushing once a week. We have
used the air blower since she was 10 weeks old and now she jumps on the
table and waits for her “Spa Treatment”.
part of our family and it wouldn’t be the same without her. After a
short period of time she became the boss of the house, even when it
comes to her Big Brother Victor (Akita).
Linda, thank you for guiding us and giving us the right information
about how to take good care of Maya, you were simply excellent.
There is no doubt in our mind that we will get other Samoyed
from you in the future,
you so much for the gift of being proud parents of our sweet little
Caroline and Brian, N.B.
Jennifer - Maine, US
I highly recommend Linda, she is the best Samoyed
breeder I've dealt with in twenty plus years of sharing my home and
friendship with this lovely breed. Linda shares information on training
and best care practices before, when and after you bring home your new
puppy. She shares pictures and stories of the litters' growth and
development which makes the experience of bringing home one of her
puppies a personal and interesting one. The pedigrees of her litters include many Champions and group winners. I'm looking
forward to bringing another one of her puppies into my home in a year or
so. I tell anyone who is looking to get a well bred,
smart, healthy puppy, that has been raised in the home, that Linda is the person to go to. All her puppies come with a health
check up, Veterinarian booklet and are up to date on immunizations.
She advises the prospective owners on the regulations and immunizations
needed for crossing the US border. Linda is a
wealth of information and is always there to offer advice when you need
it. It is easy to see she
cares how all her puppies are doing as they settle in with their new
families, grow and learn how to be a wonderful companion.
Five years ago we had to part with our 12 year old Samoyed and our
family was heart broken. After some time our family was ready to search
for another Samoyed. We found your website. It was a month or two back
and forth on your web site before I first made contact with you, Linda, to enquire about any upcoming litters.
From the very start we were kept in the loop about the breeding process
throughout the pregnancy and the birth of the litter. You invited us to
visit and later helped us pick our beautiful Sasha. It's been over three years
now and I am thankful everyday that I contacted you about a puppy.
Sasha has fit into our family like a glove and the contact we have had
has been wonderful. I love it that I can email you with questions and
receive advice. I love sharing the special and goofy moments in Sasha's life. We
are truly thankful and grateful to have Sasha as part of our family.
Wanted to send you some
pictures of Cloud, who is a wonderful, calm and well mannered puppy
that is learning very quickly to get along with her new furry sisters
and the rest of the family. She is getting A LOT of attention from the
neighborhood and grabs the attention everywhere we go. She is very good
on a leash when we go for walks. We thank you very much for bringing
such joy to our lives.
Fern, Campbellton NB
I am the
proud owner of two Linrosa Samoyeds. Jasper and Crunchie are both
magnificent boys and are as beautiful on the inside as they are out.
Their temperament is amazing with children and other small animals (I
have 5 cats) who are best friends with these boys and often clean each
other's ears and sleep together. I can't imagine owning another breed. They
came from a fantastic breeder, who has ALWAYS been there when I've
needed advice or had questions regarding the breed. That support is priceless!
enjoying our time with Lily. She is fitting and settling in better
every day and the bonds of love and trust are growing. We are so glad
you chose us for one of your puppies. Thank you!! I take her to the
nursing home to visit my great Aunt who took care of our other dogs when
we worked. Lily is very well behaved and they all light up when they
see her. It's like she can sense that she has to be easy with them. She
enjoys her crate now, knows left paw and right paw, sit and we are
working on stay. She also loves riding in the car.
Joyce and John,
Thanks so much
for everything! We are so happy with Diva and will always be
thankful we found you.
Mary Risman, Ontario
2003, I received the most beautiful puppy Samoyed and named her Holly.
She is so full of life. Holly is kind, compassionate, beautiful,
docile and so loving. Everything I had asked for. She is now 11years old
and still loves life and everything around her. If thinking of getting a
Samoyed I highly recommend Linda as your breeder of choice, you will not
Fling is an amazing dog! She listens to Mom
really well and stays right with her. If Mom is not up by a certain
time, she begins howling. It's so cute, and now she's starting it with
me. Fling is also getting along really well with
It is almost 3 years that I have Bella now. I am
so glad I found you. You have given me the best dog I have ever had.
She is such a great dog , great with my 2 boys and she is also so good
with my 2 cats. She is my best friend and I would be lost
without her. Any time I have a question about Samoyeds you are always
there to answer, and in such great detail. You have such
knowledge of this breed, it is amazing. I would highly
recommend you to anyone who is looking to have a Samoyed join their
family. Even now almost 3 years later, you are interested in how
Bella is doing. :)
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