Just found this site. I've been rather frustrated looking for a site to discuss dogs in general, and Samoyeds, mini-Aussies in particular. Both of my dogs were rescued from bad situations. Woody P Coltrane, the mini-aussie is 3 years old and weighs 10 pounds. Ozzie (Blizzard of Ozz) is 6 months old, 35.5 pounds. I've tried to join Samoyed groups so I can learn more about this--rather different--breed, and have had no luck!! I got the feeling--I know I could well be wrong--that they weren't interested in new members. Haven't been able to find much for mini-aussies. Anyway, I hope to meet folks here to talk about our wonderful 4 footed family members!