Denver DNA Bank Collection
The Denver Samoyed Association held its first DNA collection event in conjunction with the club's agility trial at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on January 19th, 2008. Even with a 17 degree temperature and blowing snow, DSA managed to collect a record 60 dogs. Now that's commitment!
L to R : Thalia Peletis, Lana McClellan and Lori Elvera
The purpose of this DNA collection event was to assist the Samoyed Club of America Research Foundation (SCARF), our breed and future generations by establishing a well "stocked" DNA data bank. DSA was also "beta" testing the new online entry system.
DSA ran a pilot large collection event, which was a tremendous undertaking. DSA was very successful in locating the problematic areas, where SCARF needed to make adaptations for the public.
L to R : Lana McClellan and Lori Elvera (collection event coordinator)
SCARF is extremely grateful to Lori Elvera, "our Blond" and the DSA members who participated and gave SCARF feedback, comments or suggestions for making the forms more user-friendly.
With the help of our regional clubs and owners, SCARF's hopes to have ready and available a plethora of DNA samples should/when a research study should become available to our breed. It is our Samoyed owners who are making this happen.