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

Saturday, October 7

Barn Hunt Beginner Workshop, King George, VA

9 AM to 12 PM

Instructor: Aleta Channell

Registration Deadline Monday Oct 2nd.
Registration Fee $60 (lunch included).

Open to all dogs/handlers wanting some help at the basic level. There will be a discussion period followed by a working period with some tunnel fun!

Contact Kay Schauer Truss at rottnboel@gmail.com or Aleta Channell at aleta.channell@gmail.com for a Flyer / Registration Form.

Saturday, November 18

PVSSC Lure-Coursing Fun Day

Liberty Hill Pet Resort, Bealeton, VA.

Details TBA.

Sunday, December 10

PVSSC Holiday Party

Luncheon Menu, Time and Site TBA.

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

Meeting: Sunday, Oct 1

PVSSC’s 49th Specialty Show as part of a 5-show cluster

Location: Old Dominion K.C., Historic Long Branch Farm

Time:  Early! This is a large show with many classes and entries. Ring times likely begin by 8 AM (confirmed when Judging program is finalized). Continental Breakfast provided at the grooming tent (look for PVSSC signs)

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 Friday, September 15th 2017