Required Health Screening
Giant Schnauzers are currently listed on Schedule A of the KC/BVA/ISDS Eye Scheme for Hereditary Cataracts. All breeding stock should be eye tested annually before breeding takes place. The sire and dam should hold a current, clear eye certificate to ensure they are clinically unaffected within 12 months prior to the date of any mating. Additionally, since the age of onset can occur later in life, it is advisable to continue eye testing into old age. More information about Hereditary Cataracts can be found on the link above.