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 the code of ethics linked to the first paragraph of our Breeders page. 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 and Items of Interest

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, March 21

PVSSC meeting to be held in Silver Spring, MD. Program will be the new AKC Temperament Test and the AKC Farm Dog Certification. Details TBD.

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event Cancelled due to upcoming weather event

Saturday, January 18 Rescheduled to Saturday, February 22

Meeting to be held at the home of Kathy Mcenearney and Gary Rees in McLean, VA. Rescheduled meeting will be at the home of Karen and Michael Iofreddo in McLean, VA.

Program: Watching the AKC DVD “Purposefully Bred Purebred Dogs and Preservation Breeders” with discussion to follow.

Networking 7:30 PM; meeting starts at 8 PM.

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



Check the PVSSC list of approved breeders to see available puppies 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 the Website Manager at webmanager@pvssc.org. Make sure the e-mail has the subject header: ‘PVSSC website.’

Updated on Sunday, January 19th 2020