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

Sunday, June 18

PVSSC Picnic.

The club is providing soda, water, hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, paper products and condiments. Please email Melissa at jay_jennings@verizon.net and let her know which of the following you can  bring:

  • Side salad
  • potato salad
  • Macaroni salad
  • Fruit salad
  • A plate of sliced tomato onions and lettuce and cheese for the hamburgers
  • Deserts
  • Potato chips, pretzels
  • Corn chips and salsa

Program: Rose Miller will be offering the following tests: Therapy Dog International, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Community Canine, AKC Trick Dog (3 levels). For more information, see: My Dog Can Do That.

Registration to be announced. For questions, call Rose Miller 703-401-6887.

Location: Veteran’s Park, Woodbridge, VA.

Sunday, August 27


CTA Building, Beltsville, MD

Sunday, October 1

PVSSC Annual Specialty.

Old Dominion Kennel Club, Millwood, VA

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

Meeting: Saturday, May 6

Location: PVSSC AWARDS DINNER, Alfio’s, 4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Reservations due by May 1! Use this Dinner Reservation form and please send check with reservations. For questions, contact Melissa jennings at 703-497-2985 or jay_jennings@verizon.net

Time:  Cash Bar from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Dinner served at 6:30 PM.

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 Wednesday, January 25th 2017