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

September 8-10

Knickerbocker Standard Schnauzer Club Specialty Weekend.
North Branch Cluster, North Branch park, Bridgewater, NJ.

Friday, September 8 – Tuxedo Park KC, Supported Entry, Judge, Paula Nykiel.

Saturday, September 9, Somerset Hills KC, KSSC ANNUAL SPECIALTY, Sweeps Judge: Andrew Ritter, Breed Judge: Robin Stansell.
Sunday, September 10, Westchester KC, Supported Entry, Judge R.C. Williams.

After judging, all Standard Schnauzer fanciers are cordially invited to attend KSSC annual luncheon ($10 per person). RSVP by Saturday, September 2 to Barbara Saylor at elecsch@aol.com.

Sunday, October 1

PVSSC Annual Specialty and Hunt Country Cluster., Millwood, VA.

PVSSC Specialty / Old Dominion K.C, Sunday, October 1. Sweeps Judge: Camielle Gagnon; Breed Judge: Geir Flyckt-Pedersen

PVSSC Spported Entry /  Warrenton K.C., Saturday, September 30. Judge: Joe Purkhiser

Other shows in cluster: Middleburg K.C, Wednesday, September 27, Judge: Joan Anselm.

Charlottesville K.C, Thursday, September 28, Judge: Catherine Cooper.

Warrenton K.C. Friday, September 29, Judge: Robert Slay.

MBF Superintendent, www.infodog.com.

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

Meeting: Sunday, August 27

Location: Canine Training Association Building, 6286 Distribution Drive, Beltsville, Maryland, an air-conditioned facility.

Time:  On-site registration: Obedience 9:00 -10:00 am, Conformation 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. For registration PRIOR to day of match, use this Match Form due no later than August 21st.

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