Genetic Studies for SAS and SCARF

By Margaret Black in articles

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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New website

By Sheila Herrmann in articles

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 and letting us know what you have discovered and where it is located.

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Amazon Smile

By Sheila Herrmann in articles

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

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Animal Rights and your Samoyed's Health

By Pam Barbe in articles

June 7, 2009

How do those two go together? Simply put, if the Animal Rights (AR) activists have their way, you won’t have to be concerned about your pet’s health because you won’t have a pet. The AR agenda is a serious threat to our right to own and control the care for our pets. BECOME AWARE! Learn about what AR really means: Do you know the difference between Animal Rights and Animal Welfare?

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