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

Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4

PVSSC FastCAT Trial (all breed), Union Bridge, MD.

A FastCAT (Coursing Ability Test) trial is a timed 100-yard dash where a dogs run, one at a time, chasing a lure within a fenced area. Although it is a relatively new sport, its popularity has spread like wildfire.

Get your entries in using: PVSSC FCAT Premium Nov 2018.

If you are thinking about staying overnight Friday or Saturday so you can be at the event site at Union Bridge, Maryland for check-in at 8:30 am each day, Pat White has have negotiated a special event rate at the Country Inn & Suites Frederick, 5579 Spectrum Drive (301) 695‐2881. Mention PVSSC when you make the reservation, and get the discount group rate of $89 per night (king or double) which includes the pet fee.

Other hotels are:

  • Econo Lodge Frederick, 6021 Francis Scott Key Drive (301) 698‐0555
  • Days Inn Frederick, 5646 Buckeystown Pike (301) 228‐0784
Updated on Tuesday, February 6th 2018