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The Health of the Giant
Schnauzer, a comprehensive guide.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Study Needs Participants,
Saturday, October 20, 2007
2007 Health &
Heredity Report, Saturday, October 20, 2007
DNA Repository, Sunday, April 22, 2007
The Giant Schnauzer Club of America
(GSCA) is pleased to announce that AKC registered Giant Schnauzers
can now participate in the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)
DNA Database program!
- The research
performed with these DNA samples will help future Giants and
humans alike. All it takes is a one time DNA sample
donation, which will then be held in a single DNA Database
for distributed to multiple DNA research projects.
There are two options for submitting your Giant’s DNA
sample: by cheek swabs which takes about 15 minutes and can
easily be done at home, or by a blood sample which can be
drawn by your veterinarian. The sample kits will be mailed
directly to you or your veterinarian and will include the
test kit which consists of instructions, return address
labels, and a simple questionnaire. You can obtain an
Online 3-5 Generation Research Pedigree from the AKC website
While it would be wonderful if the Giant was also a CHIC
dog, it is not a requirement for participation. The
following certifications are needed to become a CHIC Giant
Schnauzer: OFA or Penn-Hip, CERF, Thyroid Certification,
and owner authorization the use of this information by the
To participate go to the Canine Health Information Center
home page at
http://www.caninehealthinfo.org/ and select the “DNA
At the bottom of the page you will find the links to
download the DNA Application Form, along with the
Instructions for submission of the DNA samples.
Canine Health Information Center,
AKC – AKC Dog Pedigrees:
- Online Research Pedigrees:
The DNA samples from the AKC DNA Profile Program are used in
the CHIC DNA Database.
The AKC DNA Profile Program documents and identifies
individual AKC registered animals.
- AKC DNA Profile Program:
Please forward this information to all owners of AKC
registered CHIC breeds.
It is important for all of us to contribute to the future of
our beloved companions!
(This program is not the same as the AKC DNA Profile Program
and each program requires separate DNA sample submissions
Information, Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Health Information Center provides participation breed clubs
with quarterly reports on qualifying dogs. At this
time the requirements for the Giant Schnauzer are: Hip
certification (OFA or Penn-Hip), CERF, and thyroid testing.
If you have a dog that qualifies please contact CHIC to find
out what you need to do to include your Giant with these
reports. Future reports will be posted on the GSCA Health
CHIC Listing of Giant Schnauzers
Official CHIC Site
Charles Spaniel Club shares a webpage of upcoming canine
health testing clinics throughout the United States,
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Club is keeping an updated listing of health clinics
throughout the US. If your dog needs a CERF exam or
microchipping, you can check their site for dates and
clinics available. They are listed by location and by
date. If you know of a health clinic coming up in your
area, please contact
Rod Russell so he can add it to the list.
Longevity Study Looking for Participants
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
GSCA Official Participant in
CHIC Program Saturday, July 16, 2005
GSCA is officially a participant in
the CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) program. The Giant
Schnauzer has been added to the list of CHIC breeds. At this point
only ten dogs qualify though. To qualify a dog, the owner/breeder
must have the three certifications/tests (Hips, thyroid, CERF),
filed these results with OFA, Penn-Hip, or CERF and signed the
release allowing this information to be released to the public.
Please refer to the links below for more details on getting your
Thanks for the efforts of Carie May-Bowers, GSCA Health & Hereditary
Chairman, and the GSCA officers for believing in this program and in
sharing valuable health information on our dogs and making this
Official CHIC Site
Official CHIC Breeds
CHIC Fact Sheet
Health Related Links
Congenital And Heritable Disorders In Dogs
2002 OFA Committee Report
the Toes or Nails of Giant Schnauzers, by Katharina Keil & Gudrun
Dodd's Vaccine Schedule
Canine Hypothyroidism:Prevalence Of
Positive TgAA in 105 Laboratory Samples From Giant Schnauzers
Seizures ‑ A Primer, by Judy Johnstone
Truth In Advertising: Breeder
Self‑Regulation, by John C. Cargill, MA, MBA, MS
Health & Heredity Quarterly Report, Urinary
Incontinence by Tami Sue Huber, (Tami Sue Stoller)
Health & Heredity Quarterly Report, Black
and Tan Pups, by Tami Sue Huber, (Tami Sue Stoller)