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.

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.

Get your entries in using: PVSSC FCAT Premium Nov 2018.

If you are thinking about staying overnight Friday or Saturday so you can be at the event site at Union Bridge, Maryland for check-in at 8:30 am each day, Pat White has have negotiated a special event rate at the Country Inn & Suites Frederick, 5579 Spectrum Drive (301) 695‐2881. Mention PVSSC when you make the reservation, and get the discount group rate of $89 per night (king or double) which includes the pet fee.

Other hotels are:

  • Econo Lodge Frederick, 6021 Francis Scott Key Drive (301) 698‐0555
  • Days Inn Frederick, 5646 Buckeystown Pike (301) 228‐0784

Sunday, December 9

PVSSC Luncheon at Alfio’s, 4515 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Stay tuned for more details.

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

PVSSC/AKC Scent Work Seminar

AKC Scent Work is a sport that mimics the task of working detection dogs to locate a scent and communicate to the handler that the scent has been detected. AKC Scent Work takes this amazing working relationship between a dog and its handler adn turns it into a fun game that any dog can play. You will learn the beginning steps to introduce your dog to scent work, be introduced to Novice Containers and the first scent used in Novice competition: birch. You and your dog will work together during the workshop.

Presented by Randy Sutton (AKC Scent Work Judge) & Pat Sutton (Dog Trainer)

Register using Scent workshop 2Deadline for registration is October 13!!

Time: 10 A.M.

Location: Blue Ridge K-9 Training Center
2886 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA 17320
(Training building sits on Route 16 in PA right over the MD state line.)

Fee: $20 including workshop, lunch and birch scent kit. $5 for each additional dog.

Note: there will be a brief PVSSC meeting at lunch.

For info, contact Linda Dobbie: ldobbie@aol.com or 814-942-3173.

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 Sunday, October 7th 2018