SCARF has demonstrated their commitment to help CHF achieve its mission by supporting cutting-edge research grants, and we were officially recognized as a 25th Anniversary Donor Advised Fund Challenge Participant. https://www.akcchf.org/about-us/news--press/celebrating-25-years-of.html SCARF is proud to be a challenge participant and congratulate the AKC Canine Health Foundation on their 25th anniversary!
Denver Samoyed Association is hosting a SCARF DNA collection clinic at their upcoming Specialty. It will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Collections will be held from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. To sign up your Samoyeds and for further information on how to participate please contact Lori Elvera at Kenoshasam@aol.com. This is your opportunity to help the Samoyed breed find health answers.
The Samoyed Club of America Education and Research Foundation (SCARF) will be holding a free DNA Collection event at the SCA National Specialty in South Sioux City, NE on Thursday, September 26, 2019 for the SCARF Samoyed DNA Repository. The SCARF DNA collection will add anonymous, accurate, statistical data that will help SCARF report back to the public on the status of the Samoyed breed. Researchers can investigate whether environmental factors have any correlation to a disorder, what adverse reactions dogs may have to a drug and what diseases are on the rise/fall through looking at the cause of death.
The Heart of America Samoyed Club is hosting a DNA collection at its specialty event in Kansas City, MO on Friday March 8, 2019 and Saturday March 9, 2019 for the Samoyed Club of America Education & Research Foundation (SCARF). The SCARF DNA collection will add anonymous, accurate, statistical data that will help SCARF report back to the public on the status of the Samoyed breed. Researchers can look into whether environmental factors have any correlation to a disorder, what adverse reactions dogs may have to a drug and what diseases are on the rise/fall through looking at the cause of death.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com and letting us know what you have discovered and where it is located.
SCARF will help fund cardiac exams and eye exams at the upcoming 2018 SCA National Specialty. We will offer a $20 discount for all cardiac exams (up to 80 samoyeds). If you elect to undergo the cardiac exam, we will also offer an additional $5 discount towards getting an eye exam. We look forward to seeing you there!
Abstract Archaeological evidence indicates that the Samoyed has an extremely ancient inception, dating back at least to 5500 BCE. Excavations of Copper Age Botai culture settlements of horse herders in northern Kazakhstan have yielded numerous ritual dog burials that provide proof of the antiquity of Samoyeds. The shape, size and proportions of the Botai dog skulls and skeletons are remarkably close to those of modern Samoyeds. These findings support earlier DNA studies that identify the Samoyed as one of the 14 oldest breeds (Parker, et al.