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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The PVSSC is sponsoring the SSCA 2015 National Specialty in Richmond, VA on June 26th. Please help the PVSSC continue our tradition of offering wonderful trophies by making your donation ASAP. This will allow your donation to be listed in the catalog. For more information, see the 2015 PVSSC Specialty Trophy List rev 2-13-2015b and the PVSSC-2015-Specialty-Trophy-Donation-Form.

Upcoming Events


June 26-29

No formal meeting. See you at the SSCA 2015 National Specialty and specialty shows in Richmond, VA June 26th-29th.

Next Meeting or Event

PVSSC dues are due March 31. Please use this form.

June 26-29

No formal meeting. See you at the SSCA 2015 National Specialty and specialty shows in Richmond, VA June 26th-29th.

The show site is the Richmond Raceway Complex.SS will be judged in the Henrico Building, part of the Exhibition Hall. Obedience and Rally will be in the Old Dominion Building. Both venues are air-conditioned.

Judging both days starts at 8 AM because of the size of the entry, but judging will continue well into the afternoon so there is plenty of time to see the dogs.


From the North – Take I-95 South towards Richmond. Take Exit 82 (US. 301 -VA 2 -Chamberlayne Rd). toward Chamberlayne Ave. After 1.1 mi turn left onto Azalea Ave. After 1.7 mi, stay straight to go onto Carolina Ave. After 0.3 mi, turn right into East Laburnum Ave. The Raceway is on your right . Enter through Gate 2.

From the South – Take I-95 North towards Richmond. Take Exit 75 (I-64East) toward Norfolk/VA Beach. After 1.4 mi, take Exit 192 for US-360/Mechanicsville. Merge onto US-360 East via left-hand ramp. In 2.1 mi, turn left onto East Laburnum Ave. The Raceway is on your right. Enter through Gate 2.

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

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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