Samoyed Health

THE SAMOYED CLUB OF VICTORIA HEALTH INFORMATION PAGE

The Samoyed Club of Victoria have adopted a Code of Ethics for Breeders. We are working to encourage responsible and ethical breeding practices. A health sub-committee has been formed and work has commenced on this page to bring you some important health information.

The Samoyed as well as many other large breed dogs, can be subject to some hereditary problems which are inherited problems passed from a parent to a puppy. These problems include hip dysplasia and several eye diseases. Most conditions have complex causes and are the result of many different contributing factors.  Environmental factors in hip dysplasia are weight, the amount of exercise given and what type of exercise also as well as the growth rate of a puppy. 

Below we have provided links to information that we feel is of value and important to read and learn from. More information on various topics will be added to this page on a regular basis.

SCV CODE OF ETHICS FOR BREEDERS

The Samoyed Club of Victoria Code of Ethics for Breeders adopted in 2015.

Questions to ask the Breeder

PUPPY HEALTH CHECK FORM

We have provided a form which can be taken to the Breeder’s Vet for completion before a puppy goes to its’ new home indicating that the Vet has performed a general health check of the pup.

CLICK HERE FOR PUPPY HEALTH CHECK FORM

EARLY DE-SEXING

Please take the time to read the information on the following websites. Early de-sexing is no longer recommended by all breeders for some of the reasons you will read about on these sites. Talk to the breeder of your puppy about this subject.

Dogs First Website: Dog Neutering: The Unspoken Risks of Neutering Early

http://www.dogsfirst.ie/health-issues/dog-neutering/

Dogs Naturally Website: Spay Neuter and Joint Disease by Dana Scott

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/spay-neuter-and-joint-disease/

Dogs Naturally Website: Early Spay Neuter: 3 Reasons To Reconsider

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/three-reasons-to-reconsider-spayneuter/

Dogs Naturally Website - Long-Term Health Risks and Benefits Associated with Spay / Neuter in Dogs

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/long-term-health-risks-benefits-spay-neuter-dogs/

Angry Vet Website: Spaying and Neutering Questions & Answers

http://www.angryvet.com/spaying-and-neutering/

Healthy Pets Website: Why I've Had a Change of Heart About Neutering Pets by Dr Karen Becker

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/09/30/neutering-health-risks.aspx

Truth For Dogs Website: Spaying and Neutering: New Warnings About Health Problems

http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog/2015/02/03/spaying-and-neutering-new-warnings-about-health-problems/

Canine Sports Website: Early Spay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete: One Vet’s Opinion

http://www.caninesports.com/uploads/1/5/3/1/15319800/spay_neuter_considerations_2013.pdf