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 and Items of Interest

Erich Rutscheidt Funeral

Monday, April 25, 2022

Visitation at Adams-Green Funeral Home: 8:45-10:15 am
Mass at St Catherine of Siena Church: 11:00 am-noon
Burial ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery: 2:00 pm

Directions to all sites are on the website of Adams-Green Funeral Home. An extensive biography of Erich, along with photos and a fascinating interview on his war years, can be viewed there as well. Members are encouraged to visit the website and add your own remembrances of Erich.



Check the PVSSC list of approved breeders to see available puppies and upcoming litters.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club would like to thank the Standard Schnauzer Club of America for much of the text concerning the breed and history. It would also like to recognize one of its members, Gail Mackiernan, for the beautiful pen and ink drawings.

Please e-mail comments, suggestions or corrections for these web pages to the Website Manager at webmanager@pvssc.org. Make sure the e-mail has the subject header: ‘PVSSC website.’

Updated on Sunday, October 3rd 2021