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

Kennel Club Breed Health Survey 2014

The survey ran until 25th December 2014, the results have now been analysed and published The Kennel Club (KC) 2014 Pedigree Breed Health Survey (PBHS) results were published recently, with the KC stating there were substantial differences in the way … Continue reading

Dilated Cardiomyopathy News

DNA test found for the inherited form of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in both Standard Schnauzers and Giant Schnauzers Recent research, at the Animal Molecular Genetics Lab at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine (UoM), discovered a gene mutation … Continue reading

Inbreeding Coefficient Update

The Kennel Club has Released New Annual Breed Averages for Inbreeding Giant Schnauzer New Annual breed average COI, based on dogs born in the UK in 2013: 2.8% Previous breed average COI, based on dogs registered and recorded in 2013: 2.2% Difference: … Continue reading