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

Saturday-Sunday, November 2-3

PVSSC Fast CAT Trial (All-Breed), Gamber Carnival Grounds, 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg, MD. Two trials per day, 80 runs per trial.

What is Fast CAT? Fast CAT is a timed straight 100-yard dash for dogs. Dogs are held at the start line and the coursing lure is activated. The dog chases it to the finish line and into a catch pen. The course is completely fenced and dogs are run individually. Dogs are timed electronically and the time is converted to Miles Per Hour (MPH). Points are based on the converted speed Dogs must be at least 12 months of age and due to the physical demands, in good health.

Trial Secretary: Ching-Yao Yu, P.O. Box 305, Damascus, MD 20872 240-668-4080. Email: ching@cyu.com.

Entry fees per run: $20.00 per entry per dog per test; $10.00 per entry discount for junior handlers. Lunch available both days.

Volunteers are needed!

We are reserving 20 runs for schnauzers, so if you think you would like to attend let Michelle Bell know at aussielvr@gmail.com or 757-871-7082.

PVSSC will offer the following special awards for Standard Schnauzers:

  • Saturday AM ‐ Fastest Standard Schnauzer with first Qualifying Run (i.e. first timers!)
  • Saturday PM – Fastest Male Standard Schnauzer
  • Sunday AM – Oldest Standard Schnauzer with Qualifying Run (i.e. old timers!)
  • Sunday PM – Fastest Female Standard Schnauzer
  • Each Trial – “Turtle Award” for slowest time

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Updated on Wednesday, September 18th 2019