TNT Samoyeds was established in 1989 after the marriage of Tom and Toni Maurer. Tom, a transplanted Northeasterner devoted to both sledding and showing, had alredy been in the breed since the early '70s. Toni's involvement with dogs dates from 1979 putting obedience titles on both her Belgian Sheepdog and her Siberian Husky, and a Champion title on her Belgian.
The two Samoyeds that formed the foundation of the Maurers' breeding program were acquired in 1989 (BISS Ch. K-Way's Star Dancer of TNT and 1990 (Ch. K-Ways Rainbow Maker of TNT) from Bob and Wanda Krauss of K-Ways Samoyeds.
Almost every kennel boasts one exceptional dog that has distinguished itself either through serving as the focal point of the breeding program, or by having excelled in the conformation ring. The Maurer's first dog, BISS Ch. K-Way's Star Dancer of TNT ("Star"), excelled as the focal point of their breeding program and in the Conformation Ring. His structure, type and showmanship enabled him to rank in the "Top 10" for three years with limited showing.
The Maurers' plan to continue breeding to better the breed, and to someday raise another "Star." Their current breeding program along with their excellent reputation will ensure a close contender in the near future.
Check out Vida's Page to see our rising Star of TNT Samoyed.