The Kennel Club is supporting a recently launched Breed Health
Survey for the Schnauzer breeds, designed to give a stronger
picture of the health of the breed in the UK and
The survey, compiled by health representatives for the Giant
Schnauzer Club, Miniature Schnauzer Club, Northern Schnauzer Club
and the Schnauzer Club of Great Britain, will help the breeds to
put any problems in context by asking owners to submit reports on
their healthy dogs as well as those with diagnosed health
The survey can be completed by anyone who owns a Miniature
Schnauzer, Schnauzer or Giant Schnauzer, whether Kennel Club
registered or not, and all information supplied will be treated in
complete confidence, with no names of dogs, or owner details ever
The survey will provide meaningful data that can be used, if
required, by researchers focusing on canine health issues.
After the survey period has ended, the results will be analysed and
published anonymously on the breed club websites and the Kennel
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "This is a great
opportunity for owners of any type of Schnauzer, whether their dogs
are Kennel Club registered or not, to help safeguard the future
health of the breed.
"By providing basic information on their dogs, Schnauzer owners
can assist in the collection of data that could prove invaluable in
delivering an accurate picture of the health of the breed, so that
it can be protected in the future and help to improve the health of
the breed in years to come."
The Kennel Club is helping to promote the survey by contacting
owners of registered Schnauzers to encourage them to complete the
The survey is available for completion online at www.schnauzerhealthsurvey.org.uk
until 30th November 2013. Alternatively, the survey can be
downloaded and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org,
using the subject line 'Schnauzer Health'.
For further information or advice, please email email@example.com.