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Breed Requirements

Standard Schnauzer


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- minimum age 24 months, recommend every other year until age 7

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)


Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam by cardiologist - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - recommended frequency at ages 2, 4, 6, and 8

DNA Repository (Optional)

  • Participation in the OFA/Chic DNA Repository via blood sample (optional), in order to continue to build the DNA Repository for future research of diseases that may occur or be identified in the future in Standard Schnauzers.

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*Note – In addition to the breed specific requirements above, a CHIC requirement across all participating breeds is that the dog must be permanently identified via microchip or tattoo in order to qualify for a CHIC number.

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