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.
In 2012, the Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club celebrated its Golden Anniversary! The club was founded 50 years ago as the AKC-sanctioned local specialty club for the greater Washington DC area. 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

Sunday, September 28, 2014

PVSSC 45th Annual Specialty Show
Old Dominion Kennel Club at Historic Long Branch Farm, Millwood, VA

(See Specialty Info Flyer for additional information.)

Judges for PVSSC specialty:

  • Sweepstakes Judge: Dr. Valeria Rickard
  • Breed Judge: Linda Reidel


  • Continental Breakfast at the grooming tent (look for “PVSSC” signs)
  • Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes, Regular & Non-Regular Classes, Parade of Champions and Performance Titlists
  • Pot Luck Luncheon at the PVSSC Club Tent
  • Fundraiser Raffle with lots of doggy goodies!

Judges for Friday and Saturday:

  • Friday Warrenton KC show, Judge Deborah Verdon.
  • Saturday PVSSC-supported entry at Warrenton KC, Judge Robert Slay.

All Entries Close September 10th! — Superintendent, MBF Inc.

2014 PVSSC Specialty Trophy Sponsorships:  See:  PVSSC 2014 Specialty Trophy Sponsorships


Upcoming Barn Hunt Practice Opportunities

Next Meeting or Event

Sunday, September 28, 2014

PLACE: PVSSC Club Tent for a Pot Luck Luncheon. PVSSC 45th Annual Specialty Show, Old Dominion Kennel Club at Historic Long Branch Farm, Millwood, VA.

TIME:  After judging.

LUNCH CONTRIBUTIONS NEEDED:  We could use potluck contributions to lunch. Please consult the list below and contact the Specialty Lunch Coordinator Elaine Miller (emiller3@gmu.edu) with what you will be bringing.

1 potato salad
1 macaroni salad
1 fruit salad
1 bean salad
1 chili
1 slices tomatoes, onions, lettuce for sandwiches
1 large bag potato chips
1 cheese tray for sandwiches (American, provolone, swiss)
2 plates of brownies
2 plates of cookies
2 desserts (pies? cakes?)
1 ice chest with ice to hold drinks

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Barn Hunt Fun Match

PLACE: Spring Cove Farm, Centreville, MD. (See PVSSC Barn Hunt Fun Match).

Quick – Links


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.’

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