About Us

Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club

The PVSSC is the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized Standard Schnauzer Club for the Washington D.C. Area. The PVSSC formed in 1962 to serve as a regional specialty club for the promotion of the Standard Schnauzer for the Washington Metropolitan area (Northern Virginia and the Maryland suburbs as well as Washington DC).

Each year, the PVSSC sponsors an AKC sanctioned match and a regional specialty, tattoo clinics, herding tests, lure-coursing, obedience run-throughs and a number of social events, as well as interesting programs at club meetings. Additionally, the PVSSC holds activities to introduce the Standard Schnauzer to the public, places homeless SS in new homes, provides breed information and puppy referrals. We have a monthly newsletter, the Wiretap, which contains timely information, article and club notices, and an on-line store selling schnauzer related items.

The PVSSC Rules have been compiled into a 2 page document available in PDF format. Click the link below to see the rules. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. PVSSC-Standing-Rules-Revised-07-20-14.

Want to become a member? Send a completed PVSSC application form with a check made out to “PVSSC” to the Membership Chair: Karen Ioffredo, 7806 Falstaff Rd., McLean, VA 22102. Annual dues are $30 per person or $45 per family for per year (March 1 though February 28/29). Dues for applications after July 1 are $15.00 per person and $22.50 per family.

Applications require the recommendation of at least one existing PVSSC Member.

Officers and Board Members for the PVSSC

Officers and board members are as follows:

President: Patricia White halcyonss@comcast.net

Vice President: Linda Dobbie ldobbie@aol.com

Secretary: Lovey Lyons loveylyons@msn.com

Treasurer: Marianna Herpel mherpelrn@yahoo.com

Board of Directors:

Michelle Bell aussielvr@gmail.com

Candace Craig livewithstandards@gmail.com

Gail Mackiernan katahdinss@comcast.net

Elaine Miller emiller3@gmu.edu

Rescue: and Lost Dog (VA)
Lovey Lyons
H: 757-657-6564
C: 757-675-1669
Loveylyons@msn.com

Lost Dog MD
Ed Sakala (MD)
301-460-9502
edgracesakal@aol.com

Puppy/Breeder Referral
Judy Boxer
703-680-0512
genstar2@msn.com

Membership
Karen Ioffredo kioffredo@cox.net

WebSite Manager
Betsy Davison betsy.davison@gmail.com

Wiretap Editor
Gail Mackiernan katahdinss@comcast.net

2017-2018 PVSSC Committees

Here is the list of 2018-2019 PVSSC Committees.

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