2012 - 2013
As genetic research progressed, buccal swabs were used and could be obtained from the AHT or the JMSEF secretary, these two swabs in the kits have now been superseded by 4 swabs which gather more DNA material from the inside of the cheek of the dog. The scientists need not only a certain quantity of DNA but also they require the quality of DNA that these swabs appear to produce if used as instructed.
The Club’s agreed that the fund’s management would comprise of 2 representatives from each of the three clubs giving a group membership of six people. Each representative would have to be a member of his or her respective club. The chairman of the group would be a person within the group. The group would choose the secretary and treasurer either from within or outside the group.
Three signatories would be required for the bank account in the name of the JMSEF. Initially these were the treasurers of the three clubs. The account was opened by a donation of £50 by the MSC.
Mrs Herring, the then secretary of the Northern Schnauzer Club (NSC), and Mrs McGrann, the then secretary of the Miniature Schnauzer Club (MSC), contacted the Schnauzer Club of GB (SCGB) to ascertain if they would be interested in working together to raise funds for genetic research into the eye conditions that affected the miniature schnauzer.