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. 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.

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Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, November 14th–Lure-Coursing Fun Day & Luncheon, Wing & Wheel Farm, Cindy and Paul Millard, Marshall, VA
  • Saturday, December 6th at 6 PM–PVSSC Holiday Party, McCormick & Schmick, Tyson’s Corner, 8484 Westpark Dr., McLean, VA 22102

Next Meeting or Event

Rally Obedience Workshop

Sunday, October 25th

Location: Canine Training Association Building, Beltsville, MD

10 AM to 4 PM

9 AM on-site Registration BUT pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Use this Rally flyer.

Click Next Meeting or see WireTap for more details and directions to the meeting.

PVSSC dues were due March 31. Please use this 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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