Give A Dog A Genome Update

        Give a Dog a Genome update – June 2021 Background Give a Dog a Genome (GDG), launched in 2016, was an ambitious project aimed initially at sequencing the entire genomes of 50 dogs of 50 different … Continue reading

Laboklin DNA Bundle

Laboklin have put together a DNA testing package exclusively for members of the UK Giant Schnauzer Club, which covers all 3 of the recommended DNA tests: prcd-PRA, PRA5 and DCM, plus HUU & DM. The cost of the package is … Continue reading

KC Genetics Centre Re-opening

  The Kennel Club Genetics Centre is re-opening at the University of Cambridge “Following the announcement in July 2020 of the closure of the Animal Health Trust, we are delighted to announce that the Kennel Club Genetics Centre (KCGC) will … Continue reading

DNA Test Recommendations

KC Approves DNA Test Recommendations The Kennel Club have now approved adding the DNA tests for prcd-PRA, DCM and PRA5 to the list of recommended tests for Giant Schnauzers. This will officially take place during the next update to the … Continue reading


The Giant Schnauzer Health Fund committee will be holding its AGM online via Zoom on: Saturday 27th February 2021. The AGM will start at 10.30am. Only paid up members will be invited to attend the AGM. Deborah Allen (GSHF secretary) will … Continue reading

BVA Covid Statement

On 31 October the Prime Minister announced that England would enter a national lockdown from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December. In light of this the Canine Health Schemes (CHS) team are adapting the way we work in order to follow … Continue reading

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