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

Saturday, November 8

Lure-Coursing & Lunch

Course Official: Tracey Neidimier.

Place: Home of Cindy and Paul Millard, 9465 Ramey Rd. Marshall, VA

9 AM: Registration. Fee: $5 dog for 1st run; $3 for each add’l run. Only PVSSC member’s dogs (of any breed) may participate. NO BITCHES IN SEASON.

10 am: Runs start promptly.

Meeting and PVSSC-provided lunch to follow runs (approximately 1 pm)

See Lure Course Fun Day for more information and directions.

December 6 or 7

PVSSC Holiday Party

Place: TBA. If you have any suggestions, please contact our Hospitality Chair Gretta Palya at 301-384-4714 or gretta@novickgroup.com. (See WireTap for requirements about site for party.)

Upcoming Barn Hunt Practice Opportunities

  • October 19, PVSSC Barn Hunt Fun Match, Spring Cove Farm, Centreville, MD (near Queenstown). (See PVSSC Fun Match Oct 19). 

Next Meeting or Event

Sunday, October 19

Barn Hunt Fun Match

Place: Spring Cove Farm, Centreville, MD. (See PVSSC Fun Match Oct 19).

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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