Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club

The Standard Schnauzer is a robust, heavy-set dog, sturdily built, with a dense harsh no-shed coat. A medium-sized dog, he is knee high and 35 to 45 pounds. The Standard Schnauzer combines a spirited temperament with extreme reliability. Excellent with children and friends, he is still the guardian of his home and family.

The club was founded 50 years ago as the AKC-sanctioned local specialty club for the greater Washington DC area and follow this code of ethics. The PVSSC is one of the breed’s largest and most active specialty organizations. In the past 50 years members have finished over 1000 AKC Champions and many obedience and performance titlists.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Supported Entry and meeting at Old Dominion KC, Timonium, MD.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Tentative date for Annual Awards dinner. Site TBA.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

PVSSC Annual Picnic and AKC Herding Test (all breed), Berryville, VA.

Wednesday, July 4 – Sunday, July 8, 2018

SSCA National Specialty

Eastern Sates Exhibition (Big E), West Springfield, MA

Five All-Breed shows. Three Supported SS Shows (including PVSSC-Supported Barn Hunt and Breed Show) and National Specialty Obedience, Performance and Educational Events.

Superintendent: MBF at www.infodog.com.

Closing date for registration: June 20, 2018.

Show Chairperson: Karen Hughes, kah08807@yahoo.com.

Sunday, August 26

PVSSC B/OB Match, CTA Building, Beltsville, MD

Sunday, September 30

PVSSC Annual Specialty, Old Dominion KC, Millwood, VA

Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4

PVSSC Fastcat Trial (all breed), Union Bridge, MD

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

Saturday, March 24th

Meeting and presentation by Dr. Francie Dougherty on Veterinary Acupuncture.

Social half-hour 7:30 PM; meeting and presentation 8 PM.

Home of Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper.

Click Next Meeting or see WireTap for more details and directions to the meeting.



Click to see the PVSSC list of approved breeders, puppies available and upcoming litters.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club would like to thank the Standard Schnauzer Club of America for much of the text concerning the breed and history. It would also like to recognize one of its members, Gail Mackiernan, for the beautiful pen and ink drawings. Please e-mail comments, suggestions or corrections for these web pages to Betsy Davison. Make sure the e-mail has the subject header: ‘PVSSC website.’

Updated on Tuesday, February 6th 2018