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

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