|New Additions & Updates|
Upcoming California Miniature Schnauzer Specialty Shows (updated regularly)
Fall 2013 Specialty results (added 11/7/ 2013; photos added 11/17/2013)
Awards Lunch 2013—December 8, 2013 (added 11/14/ 2013)
Grooming Day 2012—Saturday, July 14, 2012. Article with photos. (added 7/24/2012)
Rescue Dogs Gallery Page—Northern California (updated almost daily)
Rescue Dogs Gallery Page—Southern California (updated almost daily)
SoCal Rescue PuppyPalooza—We have LOTS of rescue puppies! (added 4/7/2013)
Petfinder—MSCNC lists our rescue dogs on Petfinder as well as on this site.
—Pending AB 272 would lower the age at which rabies vaccinations are required from 4 months to 3 months (updated 10/2/2013)
DNA Test for Type A Miniature Schnauzer PRA (updated 7/2013)
About the Miniature Schnauzer Club of Northern California
The Miniature Schnauzer Club of Northern California is the AKC-accredited Miniature Schnauzer club for northern California.
Meetings, Activities, and Membership
See our Meetings/Activities page for information on upcoming MSCNC meetings, activities, and membership.
Miniature Schnauzer Specialty Shows
MSCNC holds two Miniature Schnauzer specialty shows a year, one in Sacramento each April, the other in Pleasanton each October. Our next specialty show is on Saturday, October 19, 2013, in Pleasanton, California.
Click on Dog Shows for information about Miniature Schnauzer specialty shows in California.
Rescue—Foster Homes URGENTLY Needed
Rescue involves foster homes to keep dogs until permanent adopters can be found, and a lot of driving to pick up dogs, to take them to veterinarians, and to meet adopters. We get Schnauzers from all over California, but primarily from rural areas because those shelters tend to have low placement and high euthanasia rates.
MSCNC Rescue urgently needs volunteers and foster homes all over California and in northern Nevada.
If you are in northern California or northern Nevada, please contact Walter Poeth, at 530 873-6608, or GlasSchnauzers@aol.com, if you are able to help. If you are in southern California, please call John Hoffman, at 818 790-4172, or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are able to help.
Adopters Needed For Our Great Rescue Dogs
MSCNC's Rescue Committee Has Been BUSY!
2012 was a terrible year for animals, and 2013 looks to be just as bad. The shelters have been overflowing. Our rescue committee has placed more than 150 Schnauzers and Schnauzer mixes durng 2012, and 35 in 2013 through mid-April. We have more than 25 Schnauzers and Schnauzer mixes in foster care. And they just keep coming!
Our primary goal is to save dogs who would otherwise be euthanized. This year, we have rescued 4 dogs with broken legs, one who had been hit by a car causing her intestines to come through her ribs into her chest cavity, many seniors, and a puppy who was suffering from parvo—who almost died but recovered and was placed in a marvellous home where he has a view of the Golden Gate bridge.
Raising funds has been a major job. We could not have rescued all these dogs without the help of many generous donors, a volunteer fundraiser, a Foundation which gave us generous help with the 4 severely injured dogs, several volunteers who helped pick up and foster dogs, especially the Nagel family who have fostered more than 25% of our rescues, and veterinarians who have generously discounted their charges.
PRA—Blood Needed From Affected Schnauzers
OptiGen, the testing laboratory affiliated with Cornell University's veterinary school, is actively seeking samples from any & all PRA-affected Miniature Schnauzers so that they can be included in a current research study to determine the causes of PRA in Miniature Schnauzers. OptiGen will test the PRA-affected dogs at no charge and will let the owners know if the cause of the PRA is Type A PRA, or some other type not yet identified. If Type A is not the cause of the PRA, OptiGen will include the samples in the research to identify the other cause(s) of PRA in the breed. If you know of any PRA-affected Miniature Schnauzers, please do encourage the owners to contact Sue Pierce-Kelling, email@example.com, about this research.
Results and Photos From Past MSCNC Specialty Shows
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