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

Monday, May 29

Barn Hunt Fun Test at Splashdown Farm, 8396 New Cut Road, Severn MD 21144

BHA Fun Tests are very hard to find. This is a great chance for you and your dog to try out this sport or to get in some serious ring practice.

9 AM-4 PM: Instinct through Master

Test Secretary: Charlene Schilling (superpupbhsec@gmail.com).

Premium list at http://www.barnhunt.com/register/event.php?key=2959.

Day-of test entries are also taken.

Saturday, July 1

Supported entry and meeting, Southern Maryland Kennel Club, Richmond, VA.

Meeting will be after SS judging (TBA).

Breed Judge: Dana Cline.

MBF Superintendent www.infodog.com.

Entries close noon, June 14th.

Sunday, August 27


CTA Building, Beltsville, MD

Sunday, October 1

PVSSC Annual Specialty.

Old Dominion Kennel Club, Millwood, VA

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

Meeting: Sunday, June 18th

Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park, 14300 Veterans Drive, Woodbridge, VA (under cover in large picnic pavilion).

Everyone invited, especially your dogs!

Time:  Burgers and dogs (hot ones not grey ones) on the grill at noon.

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 Wednesday, January 25th 2017