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, April 28

Colonial Park at Knob Hill Pavilion, 156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ

All PVSSCers are Invited!!
Breed classes, CGC & AKC Trick Dog testing, Obedience & Rally
Entries from 10 am. Judging follows.

Lots of food and fun as always.
Please RSVP to Barbara Saylor (elecsch@aol.com) and Karen Hughes (kah08807@yahoo.com).

Details on our Web site (note new address): www.knickerbockerssc.org.

Sunday, May 6

Canine Health Fair
Loudoun Veterinary Service, 1043 E. Main St., Purcellville, VA 20132

All breeds.

Heart (Tyrrell) auscultation $45.00
Eyes (Bromberg) OFA $45.00
Hips (Stang) x-ray OFA $175.00
Elbows x-ray OFA $125.00
Hips & elbows x-rays OFA $250.00
Thyroid OFA $175.00
Patellas OFA $20.00
Dentition OFA $20.00
Microchip $40.00

Contact: Jenifer Witkowski at crystalkennels@ymail.com.
Pre-registration is required. Cash only (pay at time of service).

Saturday, June 16, 2018

PVSSC Annual Picnic and all-breed AKC Herding Instinct Test,

Keepstone Farm, Berryville, VA.

There will be two tests given (two judges) so dogs can get their Herding Instinct Tested Certificate in a single day!

Monday, July 2- Wednesday, July 4

Barn Hunt Trials!

Location: Showplace for Dogs, 121 N Road, East Windsor, CT 06088.

July 2nd: fun test (not clinic) at 4:30 PM, For more information, see: PVSSC Fun Test Premium.

For the clinic/seminar Developing Indications in Your Barn Hunt Dog held on July 2nd, see: 4 The Dogs PVSSC Clinic Seminar.

July 3rd: two all-breed trials.

July 4th: 1 all breed trial.

For more information on the July 3rd and 4th trials, see 4 The Dogs PVSSC_Trial Premium.

Wednesday, July 4 – Sunday, July 8, 2018

SSCA National Specialty

Eastern Sates Exhibition (Big E), West Springfield, MA

Five All-Breed shows. Three Supported SS Shows (including PVSSC-Supported Barn Hunt and Breed Show) and National Specialty Obedience, Performance and Educational Events.

Superintendent: MBF at www.infodog.com.

Closing date for registration: June 20, 2018.

Show Chairperson: Karen Hughes, kah08807@yahoo.com.

Sunday, August 26

PVSSC B/OB Match, CTA Building, Beltsville, MD

Sunday, September 30

PVSSC Annual Specialty, Old Dominion KC, Millwood, VA

Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4

PVSSC Fastcat Trial (all breed), Union Bridge, MD

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

Saturday, May 5

Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at Alfio’s, 4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. Phone 301-657-9133. Free valet parking or free parking across the street for larger vehicles.

Cash Bar 5:30-6:30 PM. Dinner served at 6:30 PM.

After dinner, there will be the annual meeting, election and presentation of PVSSC Awards for 2017.

Reservations are due May 5th. Here are dinner choices and other details. To make a reservation, complete and mail PVSSC awards dinner form. 

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