We are Tim and Katie Dubois. Originally we came from Upstate New York, and we moved to the Austin, Texas area in 2015. We bought our first Samoyed in 2000, a companion-quality male named Juno. In his 12 years with us, he cemented our love of the breed and shaped the very direction our lives would eventually take. In 2016, while looking for another companion Samoyed, we happened upon a show-quality female puppy available in Arizona. We haven’t looked back since.
Juno, while technically a purebred Samoyed, was not well or thoughtfully bred. He was plagued with some minor health issues that grew to be more troublesome for him as he got older. We’ve noticed this in most poorly bred animals we’ve owned or seen over the years. In contrast, our show dog Sadie was responsibly bred. The difference between the two was immediately apparent, and grown increasingly so as time goes by. In structure, soundness, health, and temperament, it’s like night and day. This trend also holds true with the other well-bred dogs we’ve owned and been around. Our breeding program started on that simple foundation.
We always breed first and foremost for soundness and health, followed very quickly by temperament and structure. These are the foundational principles behind every litter we produce.
About Our Breeding Program
Our breeding program is small and targeted. We generally only plan to breed a few litters a year, so we must maximize those breedings by using only the best available bitches and studs that will compliment and improve our lines. All of our breeding dogs, and the outside dogs used in our program, have been extensively health tested and carefully selected for Samoyed type, temperament, structure and movement. Our goal is to improve our genetics and move the breed forward. Not every dog we breed will be selected to move our lines forward through future breeding. However ALL have been painstakingly planned, bred and raised to closely match the proper type, substance, and structure set out in the Samoyed breed standard.
We have also been extremely fortunate to have started with great dogs that descended from some of the top-performing & top-producing Samoyeds. It also helps that we have been blessed to be mentored by some of the most renowned breeders in the Samoyed community. They have been instrumental in shaping our vision for the future of our kennel.
About Our Puppies
Samoyeds are legendary for their friendly, gentle, human-oriented temperament. It comes naturally to them through purposeful breeding over the millennia. However, a major part of this temperament is enhanced and unlocked during the first crucial socializing period from birth through about 10 weeks. The proper care, affection and attention during this period will go a long way towards assisting them in becoming responsible dog “citizens,” in both the human and canine world.
We use “Puppy Culture” principles in the rearing of our puppies. In our experience… a well nurtured, confident dog only amplifies the magnificent qualities innate to the Samoyed breed. Be it a prominent “show dog” or a trusted loving companion…. All deserve the proper foundation to start them on their way with their best paw forward.
Tim & Katie Dubois
Wild Spirit Samoyeds