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.
In 2012, the Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club celebrated its Golden Anniversary! The club was founded 50 years ago as the AKC-sanctioned local specialty club for the greater Washington DC area. 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

Sunday, August 24

PVSSC Annual B/OB Sanctioned Match (Beltsville, Maryland)

Canine Training Association Building (Air-conditioned!)


(Entries can also be made at Match but pre-entry saves you money and time)



Lunch will be Available on-site ($8) 

Match Flyer and Pre-Entry Form

Sunday, September 28

PVSSC Annual Specialty Show @ Old Dominion Kennel Club (Millwood, VA)

Upcoming Barn Hunt Practice opportunities: August 17, September 14.  See: Barnhunt Flyer

2014 PVSSC Specialty Trophy Sponsorships:  See:  PVSSC 2014 Specialty Trophy Sponsorships

Next Meeting

Sunday, August 24 – PVSSC Annual B/OB Sanctioned Match

PLACE: Canine Training Association building, Beltsville, MD

TIME:  See Match Flyer and Pre-Entry Form.

Quick – Links


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.’

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