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Miniature Schanuzer

Miniature Schnauzers were bred to hunt rats and other vermin and to guard small flocks. They were created by breeding the Standard Schnauzer with smaller breeds, such as the Affenpinscher, the Miniature Pinscher and the Poodle. It was not until 1899 that the Miniature Schnauzer was presented as its own distinct breed.
Genetic Diseases that can be tested for:

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Myotonia Congenita

Australia / NZ statistics:
No information is currently available - keep checking this page for updates

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Progressive Retinal Atrophy - Type A

Australia / NZ statistics:
All dogs tested so far (small numbers only) were clear of this disease
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Please be aware that other genetic diseases or developmental abnormalities may still be present. A genetic test does not replace the need for ongoing clinical assessment by a veterinarian. Disease penetrance and clinical assessment of affected animals can only be performed by a qualified veterinarian.

Disease Statistics provided by breed club health committies and member bodies