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

Sunday, June 21

Cancelled due to COVID-19 shelter-in-place federal and state policies.

The PVSSC’s 51st Specialty Show will be held Sunday, June 21 at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222, with a parade of title holders after Best of Breed judging.

Judge: Debra Thornton
Sweepstakes Judge: Joyce Dandridg

On Sunday, PVSSC will host a lunch for all SS exhibitors after judging with a raffle of doggy items. There will be a brief PVSSC meeting following the luncheon.

On Saturday, June 20th, the PVSSC will host a supported entry. The judge on Saturday is Dorothy Collier.

For more information about this cluster of shows, see InfoDog. Entries close June 3rd!

Updated on Monday, February 3rd 2020