1. In breeding any bitches or offering a dog at stud, I will always try to breed Giant Schnauzers that improve the breed temperamentally, structurally and physically, putting the welfare of the breed before any considerations of profit or personal advantage.
2. I will not use for breeding, nor advertise, sell or make available to anyone for any purpose, a Giant that is shy, vicious, or of an obviously nervous, unreliable disposition. If I must place such an unsound and atypical Giant, I will see to it that it is spayed or neutered and will not pass on the proble
3. I will not use, advertise, sell or make available for breeding purposes, any Giant having a serious defect, whether known to be inherited or not, or any fault that is a disqualification under the breed standard.
4. I will have all of my Giants x-rayed for hip dysplasia (HD) before they are used for breeding or offered at stud; the unequivocal diagnosis of no HD (in any degree) to be made by OFA or meets the average mean for Giant Schnauzers using Penn HIP.
5. It is also encouraged that any and all technology available be used to screen all animals to be used for breeding, according to known problems within the breed ( hips, elbows, thyroid and cardiac tests and clearances , vWD, PRA, CERF, etc.). Owners are urged to register all results with the OFA and Canine Health Information Center. NOTE: Since continuing research on health defects may lead to new and better methods of diagnosis or prevention, it is recommended that people intending to breed Giant Schnauzers keep themselves educated on the details of the available technologies and testing procedures.
6. No bitch should be bred more than once a year without first obtaining veterinary certification that such a breeding is medically appropriate. It is strongly recommended no bitch be bred prior to two (2) years of age, nor after eight (8) years of age without veterinary certification. Each bitch to be bred should be in good health and free from communicable diseases, parasites and disqualifying faults. Breeders of litters are responsible for the puppies produced by their bitches. Therefore, it is recommended that the breeders verify that the purchasers of puppies will be responsible owners who will provide proper homes and care. All breedings that occur should be done with the intention of the preservation and betterment of the breed, taking into consideration matters of structure, health and temperament, as well as the ability of the breeder to be responsible for the puppies produced.
7. It is strongly recommended that Stud dogs should not be bred prior to two (2) years of age. Any Stud Dog should be in good health and free from communicable diseases, parasites and disqualifying faults. All breedings that occur should be done with the intention of the preservation and betterment of the breed, taking into consideration matters of structure, health and temperament, as well as the ability of the breeder to be responsible for the puppies produced. The Stud dog owner should provide all information regarding the health testing of the Stud dog and assist the owner of the bitch in any way possible.