|New Additions & Updates|
Upcoming California Miniature Schnauzer Specialty Shows (updated regularly)
Fall 2013 Specialty results (added 11/7/ 2013; photos added 11/17/2013)
Rescue Dogs Gallery Page—Northern California (updated almost daily)
Rescue Dogs Gallery Page—Southern California (updated almost daily)
Petfinder—CMSR lists rescue dogs on Petfinder as well as on this site.
—AB 1965 would permit restaurants to voluntarily allow pet dogs in outdoor seating areas under specified conditions unless a local ordinance otherwise provides (added 3/7/2014)
DNA Test for Type A Miniature Schnauzer PRA (updated 10/2013)
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 rescue Schnauzers from all over California, but primarily from rural areas because those shelters tend to have low placement and high euthanasia rates.
CMSR, our associated 501(c)(3) rescue group 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
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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