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, October 12-13

PVSSC Barn Hunt Trials


The trials are now full–mostly with Standard Schnauzers, a real Battle of the Beards. Please come and watch as this will be fun!

For barn hunt participants, if you are potentially going to earn a master, RATCH, RATCHX, or crazy 8 title please contact Secretary Michelle Bell.

Secretary Bell will comp a run for any PVSSC members who will commit to working the entire trials on Saturday and Sunday.

Also, Lauren Keltos will do CGC and Trick Dog testing, restricted to 8 runs per day. Email her at sskobold@msn.com to reserve.

Lisa Klepp will do photography. So make reservations with her for new title shots, etc., at Lklepp@me.com.

For more information including HOTELS, see PVSSC Barn Hunt Premium Oct 2019-Ver2 and Barn Hunt Trial October 2019.

Updated on Wednesday, September 18th 2019