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 the code of ethics linked to the first paragraph of our Breeders page. 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 and Items of Interest

PVSSC Fundraiser: Patriotic t-shirts

The PVSSC is raising money for future events by selling patriotic Standard Schnauzer t-shirts. See t-shirt fund raiser for more information.

“Battle of the Beards” Barnhunt T-Shirt

PVSSC is offering a reprint of the Schnauzer Games Barn Hunt edition t-shirt in celebration of our 2019 Barn Hunt “The Battle of the Beards.” Please use the following form to order one:

Orders must be received by Friday, November 29!

January 18

PVSSC meeting to be held in McLean, VA.

Program: Purposefully Bred Purebred Dogs and Preservation Breeders.

Stay tuned for more details.

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

Sunday, December 8  **CANCELLED**

PVSSC Holiday Party including a “Chinese Auction” gift exchange and door prizes. A brief meeting will also be held.

Location: Alfio’s, 4515 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Phone: 301-657-9133; www.alfios.com

Time: Cash Bar from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Happy Hour Prices for us all afternoon.) Lunch Served at 12:30 p.m.

Reservations are due December 1!

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



Check the PVSSC list of approved breeders to see available puppies 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 the Website Manager at webmanager@pvssc.org. Make sure the e-mail has the subject header: ‘PVSSC website.’

Updated on Wednesday, November 13th 2019