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, September 21

PVSSC Agility Workshop

The Agility Workshop will be held for three hours at Holly Hammerle’s Agility Building close to Vint Hill, Virginia. The workshop will begin at 10:00 am and will be taught by Averill Ring and Holly Hammerle who each have over 30 years of Agility experience and training.

This Agility Workshop is great for beginners and those interested in the sport. It will be a presentation/demo and participation with dogs doing some non-equipment skills, some play on exercise equipment as well as planks, etc., and then a bit with jumps, tunnels and a low A-Frame. Participants are advised to bring lots of dog treats for encouragement and rewards.

Cost is $25.00 for each dog. 

The trainers advise having 10 dogs max. If you would like to attend this workshop, please contact Michelle Root at quasardogs@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Updated on Wednesday, September 18th 2019