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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? Please contact our Membership Chairwoman, Karen Ioffredo.
PVSSC application form v2011– Applications require the recommendation of at least one existing PVSSC Member – Requires Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.

Officers and Board Members for the PVSSC 2016-2017

Click here for the list of 2016-2017 Officers and Directors.

Additional Service Contacts for the PVSSC

Ways and Means: Rosemary Miller celticcrossSS@comcast.net or phone 703-401-6887
Membership: Karen Ioffredo kioffredo@cox.net
Puppy & Breeder Referral: Judy Boxer genstar2@msn.com
Virginia Legislation: Patricia White halcyonss@comcast.net
Rescue: Lovey Lyons loveylyons@msn.com or phone 757-657-6564
Lost Dog, Maryland: Ed Sakala edgracesakal@aol.com or phone 301-460-9502
Lost Dog, Virginia 1: Judy Boxer genstar2@msn.com or phone 703-680-0512
Lost Dog, Virginia 2: Cindy Millard witzig4ss@gmail.com or phone 540-364-0496
Wiretap Editor: Gail Mackiernan katahdinss@comcast.net
Website Manager: Betsy Davison betsy.davison@gmail.com

If you are unable to contact any of the above people, then call any club member listed on the Lost Dog Page.

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