Recommended Screening

Recommended Health Screening

1. Hip scoring of breeding stock for Hip Dysplasia (HD)

Giant Schnauzer health recommended screening - hip scoring

Hip scoring can be done from the age of 12 months and is currently recommended for Giant Schnauzers prior to breeding. More information about hip dysplasia and hip scoring can be found on the link above.


2. DNA Test prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)

3. DNA Test PRA5 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy – NECAP1)

4. DNA Test DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy)

It is now a recommendation to undertake DNA testing prior to breeding for prcd-PRA, PRA5 and DCM, more information can be found on the links above.


5. Eye testing (litter screening) of puppies for Multifocal Retinal Dysplasia (MRD)

Giant Schnauzer health recommended screening - litter eye screening

It is recommended that puppy’s eyes are tested for MRD between 5 to 12 weeks of age before they leave the breeder. More information about litter screening and MRD can be found on the link above.