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

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.

Sunday, September 30

PVSSC Annual Specialty, Old Dominion KC, Millwood, VA

Entries close September 12.

MBF Superintendent. www.infodog.com.

Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4

PVSSC FastCAT Trial (all breed), Union Bridge, MD.

A FastCAT (Coursing Ability Test) trial is a timed 100-yard dash where a dogs run, one at a time, chasing a lure within a fenced area. Although it is a relatively new sport, its popularity has spread like wildfire.

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

Sunday, August 26

Annual B/OB Sanctioned Match for Standard Schnauzers only.

Location: Canine Training Association Building, 6826 Distribution Drive, Beltsville, MD. (Air conditioned.)

For more information, see the Match Flyer..

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