1968

Hoof’n Paw Samoyeds established

Hoof’n Paw Samoyeds was officially started in 1968.

The kennel name derived from Mardee’s interest in both dogs and Morgan horses.

Continuing the ideals and principles established by Mardee’s parents, Robert and Dolly Ward, the goal is to perpetuate the Samoyed as a dual purpose dog for work and show.

Like other breeders, she strives for the Standard and dual-purpose dogs. She also insists on solid temperaments and outgoing, animated personalities that are part of Samoyed breed type.

The strength of Hoof’n Paw continues to grow with each generation, excelling in conformation, sledding and weigh pulling ability, obedience, therapy work, and the newest arena, …

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CH Los Laikas Belaya Traicer

CH Los Laika’s Belaya Traicer

19 months old

DOB: February 13, 1970
Sire: CH Snow Ridge’s Ruble of Tamerack
Dam: CH Belaya Anja Padrushka
B: John & Carol Chittum
O: Edwin & Gertrude Adams

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1969
CH Karshan

CH Karshan

Sire:  Am/Can CH Noatak of Silver Moon
Dam: CH Dajja Mashad-E of Calaveras

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1970

CH Kiska’s Karaholme Cherokee

Painter, an English import with an American Indian name

DOB:
Sire: Cavalier of Cresna
Dam: Lisa of Crownie
B: Mr. & Mrs. Tom Stamp [Chesterfield, England]
O: Robert and Dolly Ward

Painter was awarded the Samoyed Club of America Stud Dog of the Year honors in 1980 with 15 champions, sired out of 12 different bitches. He had two champion sons, Breaker and Crush, who sired 142 and 51 champions, respectively.

The story behind how Painter was imported (from The New Complete SAMOYED, 2nd ed., by Robert & Dolly Ward, p. 88):

In 1972, on way to Westminster, the authors attended the famous Crufts …

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1971

Almost Christmas Chatter, CD

Chatter

Sire: CH Kazan of Kentwood
Dam: CH Trina of Taymylyr
O: Mardee Ward

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1973

BIS BISS Am/Mex CH The Hoof’n Paw White Knight

Knavioux or K

DOB:
Sire: CH Kiska’s Karaholme Cherokee
Dam: Ice Way’s Angel
B: Mardee Ward
O: Mardee Ward and Lindi Ward

Mardee started by blending the English lines of Ch. Kiskas Karaholme Cherokee (he was the #1 SCA Stud Dog in 1981) and Ice Way’s Angel (she was the #2 Brood Bitch the same year) to produce Am/Mex CH The Hoof’n Paw White Knight.

Knavioux won 110 BOB, 48 Group placements and an all-breed BIS with Marna Pearson handling. He also won 3 BISS, each with entries over 100, and worked in harness with Mardee to compete in over 40 sled races in …

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1980

CH Andromeda Tugger of Crush

Tug

DOB:
Sire: CH Ice Way’s Ice Crush
Dam: Sherica’s Kalestina O’See Onee
B: Ann Bark
O: Ann Bark and Mardee Ward

Breed winner / Group placer / proven stud

Sire of Kitt and Buffy

 

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Dan/Intl CH Sir Jonah of Banff

Jonah

Sire: Sir Duke of Rezloh
Dam: Dutchess of Siberia

Bred to CH Hoof’n Paw Has Klout: CH Hoof’n Paw’s Drifting Snow “Smurf”

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1981

Am/Can CH Tasha of Sacha’s Knight

Teka

Owner-handled by Mardee Ward. Teka was the top winning Samoyed bitch in the nation for 1980, 1981 and 1982. She was linebred to CH Kiskas Karaholme Cherokee.

Tekas was unusual for a bitch of any coated breed in that she finished her championship by winning Group First at the age of 14 months. She was campaigned from the age of 2-1/2 years and acquired 45 Bests of Breed (including Westminster K.C.), 14 Group Firsts and 30 Group placements. With these wins Teka won the SCA Parent Club Award for #1 show bitch for 1981 and 1982. In addition, she has won three …

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1982

CH Hoof’n Paw’s Drifting Snow, CDX, TT

Smurf

DOB:
Sire: Dan/Intl CH Sir Jonah of Banff “Jonah”
Dam: CH Hoof’n Paw Has Klout
Breeder: Mardee Ward
Owner:

Intelligence plus / outstanding brood bitch

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CH Desert Knight O'Candida

BISS CH Desert Knight O’Candida

Patrick

DOB: January 6, 1982
Sire: BIS BISS Am/Mex CH The Hoof’n Paw White Knight “Knavioux”
Dam: CH Sherica’s Ethereal Candida “Candi”
B: David & Margaret Seibert, Mardee Ward
O: Terry & Michael Mumford

 

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CH Hoof'n Paw's Knight Cloud

CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Cloud

KC

DOB: February 17, 1982
Sire: BIS BISS CH The Hoof’n Paw White Knight “Knavioux”
Dam: CH Hoof’n Paw’s White Cloud
B: Mardee Ward
O: Mardee Ward

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CH Asgard’s Lora from Shadow Mtn

Lora

DOB:
Sire: CH Kiska’s Karaholme Cherokee “Painter”
Dam: CH Starbright Dream Weater
B:
O: Ruth Mary Heckeroth

Kitt bred to Lora produced Shaddie, drifter and their sister, Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Ivory Knight.

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1985

BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Ramblin’ Rose

Rosie

DOB: February 1, 1985
Sire: CH Desert Knight O’Candida “Patrick”
Dam: CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Cloud “KC”
B: Mardee Ward
O: Mardee Ward

She is a product of a half-brother-sister breeding (both co-owned by Terry and Michelle Mumford). Rosie completed her championship with five majors and became a Specialty and Group winner.

Consistent Group placer / Electrifying show girl

In 1990, Rosey introduced Mike to Mardee in the Stockman Bar (Livingston, MT) and six months later they were married (in the bar)!

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Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Rider

Kitt

DOB: July 23, 1985
Sire: CH Andromeda Tugger of Crush “Tug”
Dam: CH Hoof’n Paw’s Drifting Snow, CDX TT “Smurf”
B: Mardee Ward
O: Mardee Ward

Kitt sired six Group winners in the United States and Canada with several BIS sons.

Kitt, bred to Ruth Mary Heckeroth’s Painter daughter, CH Asgards Lora from Shadow Mtn., produced Shaddie, Drifter and their sister Ivory.

up winners in the United States and Canada with several BIS sons. Most notable of these sons are Am/Can CH Hoof ‘n Paw’s Knight Shadow, Int/Am CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Drifter and CH Kamelot’s Klassic Knight.

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1988

BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Shadow

Shaddie

DOB: October 6, 1988
Sire: Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Rider “Kitt”
Dam: CH Asgard’s Lora from Shadow Mtn “Lora”
B: Mardee Ward
O: Jeff Bennett, Sylvia Thomas and Mardee Ward

Shaddie sired Pop (Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Wild Rose Knight) and Maxx (CH Hoof’n Paw’s Midknight Maxx).

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Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Ivory Knight

Ivory

DOB: October 6, 1988
Sire: Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Rider “Kitt”
Dam: CH Asgard’s Lora from Shadow Mtn “Lora”
B/O: Mardee Ward

Ivory has six champion offspring and several with WSX working titles. She was #2 Brood Bitch for 1994.

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1990
CH Hoof'n Paw's Midknight Maxx

CH Hoof’n Paw’s Midknight Maxx, NA, WSX

Maxx

DOB: December 23, 1990
Sire: BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Shadow “Shaddie”
Dam: Czar Agape Polar Bear “Misty”
B: Mardee Ward
O: Mardee Ward, Steve, Cheryl and Jason Loper

Maxx’s dam, Mistry, was an interesting blend of English and American lines (Moonlighter, Kondako and Novaskaya). Maxx is described as a one-of-a-kind dog, possessing a presence and fluid motion in gaiting not often encountered.

Maxx was twice Best Puppy at Specialties, including the 1991 National. He finished at 11 months with three five-point majors and BBs.

Owned by the Lopers, Maxx was honored with Top Stud Dog honors in 1994 and won the Bronze Medal …

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1991

CH Hoof’n Paw’s Midknight Maxxine, CGC HCTs

Maxxine

DOB: October 18, 1991
Sire: CH Hoof’n Paw’s Midknight Maxx CGC WSX “Maxx”
Dam: Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Ivory Knight “Ivory”
B: Mardee Ward
O: Braxton Moses and Mardee Ward

Seeking to improve on the structure and movement of their dogs, Moonstar’s direction changed when they made arrangements to get a puppy bitch from a line known for strong fronts and good movement. Hence, the arrival of Maxxine, Moonstar’s foundation bitch. Owned by BJ Moses and Mardee Ward, Maxxine has shown herself equal to the challenge of producing quality.

Two brothers from her first breeding to Pop have gone on to multi-BIS …

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BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’N Paw’s Wild Rose Knight

Pop

DOB: April 12, 1991
Sire: BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Shadow “Shaddie”
Dam: Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Ramblin Rose “Rosey”
B: Mardee Ward
O: Jeff & Nan Eisley-Bennett and Robert & Dolly Ward and Mardee Ward

Pop was shown in the classes by breeder-owner Mardee Ward, finishing on his first birthday with four majors. Beginning his specials campaign at 2-1/2 years, Pop retired from active campaigning with a record of 6 BISS, 6 Group firsts, 110 BOB, 42 Group placements and 2 Westminster Awards of Merit. Pop was shown by Robert Chaffin for the owners.

Pop has also significantly proven his …

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1993

BIS BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s A Rose is a Rose

Ana “Adorable N Athletic”

DOB: March 12, 1993
Sire: BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Shadow “Shaddie”
Dam: Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Ramblin’ Rose “Rosey”
B: Mardee Ward
O: Mardee Ward

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1994

BIS BISS CH Moonstar’s Big Sky from HnP

Sky

DOB: January 7, 1994
Sire: BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Wild Rose Knight “Pop”
Dam: CH Hoof’n Paw’s Midknight Maxxine CGC HCTs “Maxxine”
B: Braxton Moses and Mardee Ward
O: Mardee Ward and Sakura Moses

More info at the Moonstar website

 

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BIS BISS Am/Can CH Moonstar’s ThreeDawgKnight HnP, HCTs

d’Kota

DOB: January 7, 1994
Sire: BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Wild Rose Knight “Pop”
Dam: CH Hoof’n Paw’s Midknight Maxxine CGC HCTs “Maxxine”
B: Braxton Moses and Mardee Ward
O: Mardee Ward, Sakura Moses and Robert Ward

More info at the Moonstar website

 

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1995

BIS BISS CH Moonstar’s Hollywood Knight HnP

Seger

DOB: December 2, 1995
Sire: BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Wild Rose Knight “Pop”
Dam: Ch Hoof’n Paw’s Midknight Maxxine CGC HCTs “Maxxine”
B: Braxton Moses and Mardee Ward
O: Jeff Bennett and Sakura Moses

More info on Seger at the Moonstar website

 

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Symphony’s Tantara

Tara

DOB:
Sire: Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Rider “Kitt”
Dam: CH Wolf River’s Surreptitious “Tish”
B: Virginia Addamo
O: Virginia Addamo

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2000
Am/Can CH Symphony's Proud Mary HNP

BIS BISS Am/Can CH Symphony’s Proud Mary HnP

Miree

Timing is everything … outstanding movement comes naturally.

DOB:
Sire: BISS Am/Can CH Hoof’n Paw’s Knight Shadow “Shaddie”
Dam: “Tantara”
B: Mardee Ward & Virginia Addamo
O: Jeff & Nan Bennett, Mardee Ward, Robert Ward

 

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2002

CH HNP The Lion Sleeps To Knight

FATs

DOB: August 24, 2002
Sire: BIS BISS Am/Can CH Moonstar’s ThreeDawgKnight HNP “d”kota”
Dam: BIS BISS Am/Can CH Symphony’s Proud Mary HNP “Miree”
B: Mardee Ward
O: Mardee Ward

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2013

Who’s Your Daddy?

A special breeding of three sires from the past to a girl whose sire is also from that time period.
Being able to preserve semen, surgically implant to increase the odds of it taking, and using DNA to determine who is the sire — push us from the distant past to now!
The human side of Team WYD?

Grace Catherine Cusack (dreamer – investor) Maryland
Mardee Ward (stud dogs)  Hoof ‘n Paw Samoyeds, Montana
Kathy Thomas (co-owner of Carmen) Washington
Sakura Moses (co-owner of Carmen and one of the stud dogs)  Moonstar Samoyeds, Washington
Tatiana Moses (website designer and helping to raise the puppies)  Moonstar Samoyeds, Washington
Annella Cooper

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