CombiBreed DNA Tests

The Kennel Club have added the Giant Schnauzer to their list of CombiBreed DNA packages. The package for Giants includes DNA tests for the following x3 conditions: Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA5) One price … Continue reading

Changes to Litter Screening Covid-19

Changes to Litter Screening Due to the Covid-19 Lockdown Until further notice the veterinary profession has been advised to restrict its activities to essential work for safety reasons and as such the routine examination of dogs for the certification of … Continue reading

Kennel Club Covid-19 Update

Health testing & Screening during Covid-19 Last updated: 1 April 2020 All responsible breeders registering puppies with the Kennel Club want to ensure that health is a priority in every litter and therefore ensure that the recommended health testing and screening … Continue reading

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