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A to Z Diseases List

We maintain a list of disorders, syndromes, and conditions that have been present in the Samoyed breed. The list of topics and information serves as a great starting point for your search for information on a particular disease.

Information Databases

The Samoyed breed is the first AKC breed to establish a DNA repository for the storage of the DNA of all Samoyeds and the online collection of anonymous and accurate statistical data that can be reported to the public.

Research Studies

We sponsor research studies, help collect DNA samples as well as funding for research studies, and guide researchers through the process of performing a research study.

Do you want to help?

You can contribute by donating, volunteering, or enrolling your Samoyed in the DNA Database (it's easier than it sounds!)

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From our blog

Genetic Studies for SAS and SCARF

By Margaret Black on January 1, 2019

SCARF has a long-standing interest in supporting research opportunities that seek to identify the genetic basis of diseases that afflict Samoyeds. In spring 2018 SCARF was contacted about Samoyeds from a shelter in Iowa who had heart murmurs, a possible indicator of subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS), a congenital heart defect in dogs. We were told that dogs from this shelter were notorious for sudden cardiac death and accurate pedigrees were not available.

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We can use your help!

By Sheila Herrmann on December 7, 2018

Support your favorite breed by volunteering to help as a liaison or reviewer for the A to Z disorder section of the SCARF website! There are three levels of assistance needed: Easiest: Become a liaison for a disorder that already has a write-up but no liaison. Just check occasionally to see if the information on the website is up to date and look for any current research. These disorders have two asterisks ** in the a to z list.

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New website

By Sheila Herrmann on November 1, 2018

The Samoyed Club of America Education and Research Foundation is very excited to finally go live with our long anticipated new website. With so many links and so much information there will always be changing or broken links. If you find a link that is in need of an update please help everyone who uses the site by contacting us at help@samoyedhealthfoundation.org and letting us know what you have discovered and where it is located.

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Amazon Smile

By Sheila Herrmann on October 31, 2018

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Samoyed Club of America Education & Research Foundation Inc when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1909463.

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