Eye Scheme Changes 2020

Following consultation with the Eye Panel Working Party, The Kennel Club and British Veterinary Association have announced a number of changes to the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme, effective from 1st January 2020. Removal of Schedule B Schedule B will be removed. … Continue reading

CRIEDD – Eye Disease Project

Latest News From the Kennel Club/Animal Health Trust   New Animal Health Trust Project – funded by Dogs Trust   “This new project will involve vets, ophthalmologists and research specialists to make a real difference, particularly to new and emerging … Continue reading

Limiting Hereditary Clear Status

In January 2022, the Kennel Club will be limiting “hereditary clear” status of registered dogs to two generations. PRESS RELEASE: 4/09/2019 KENNEL CLUB LIMITS ‘HEREDITARY CLEAR’ STATUS TO SUPPORT ERADICATION OF HEALTH CONDITIONS From January 2022, the Kennel Club will … Continue reading

GPRA – PRA5 DNA Test Approved by KC

NEW DNA TESTING SCHEME FOR THE GIANT SCHNAUZER The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for progressive retinal atrophy (PRA5) in the Giant Schnauzer following consultation with the breed’s health coordinator on behalf of the breed … Continue reading

Breeding From A DNA Tested Dog

prcd-PRA / DCM / GPRA (PRA5) Currently in Giant Schnauzers we have mainly three seperate DNA tests available to assist breeders with breeding decisions that relate to specific health conditions. The first is for a particular type of Progressive Retinal … Continue reading

Kennel Club Health Strategy

Over recent months the Kennel Club Health strategy has been revisited, with the intention to make sure it was correctly focused and perhaps a little simpler to understand. At the recent Special General Meeting of the Kennel Club members, Nick … Continue reading

DCM DNA Test Press Release

The Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) DNA test has now been accepted as an official Kennel Club DNA test. DCM results can now be recorded on the Kennel Club health database, registration documents and included in the breed record supplement, making the … Continue reading

Give a Dog a Genome

Give a Dog a Genome

Latest Update: We have currently sent samples from 5 Giant Schnauzers affected with Idiopathic Epilepsy to take part in the Give A Dog a Genome project, all of which meet the strict criteria for taking part in the project. The … Continue reading