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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


Now thru Midnight, Dec. 31

AKC Rally® Novice Virtual Pilot Program

The pilot program is designed to have a Rally Novice competitor set up a pre-designed AKC Rally® course in the safety of their own yard, record the performance and submit it to AKC. In turn, AKC will assign a pre-selected AKC Rally Judge to virtually review and score the team’s Rally performance. See the AKC website for more details.


The Beards are Back

Our PVSSC “The Beards Are Back!” 2020 Specialty – this year for SS only – will be July 18! The Premium List is now OUT! Please note the SHORT TURN-AROUND to get entries in — they are due July 1st! Click here for more information.

2020 Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer
Club Specialty!
July 18, 2020
Prince William County Fairgrounds,
Manassas, VA


Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event 

Message from Lovey Lyons, PVSSC President:

I hope everyone is doing okay during the strange times we are experiencing.  As you are aware, we have had to cancel many events that were scheduled in April, May, and June. As states begin to reopen and events begin to be rescheduled, we will continue to monitor the orders of both Gov. Hogan of Maryland and Gov. Northram of Virginia concerning large gatherings. We are currently planning to host our annual Match in August. Please continue to watch for updates on the website, in the Wiretap, and by email.

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NEXT MEETING: Saturday, July 18th

The next meeting will be held at the specialty on July 18th.  It will be short to vote on 2 new members and a few announcements.  Everyone that signs in will get credit for a meeting.

UPCOMING MEETING: Sunday, August 23

The PVSSC B/OB Sanctioned Match will be held on August 23rd at the Canine Training Association (CTA) building, 6826 Distribution Drive, in Beltsville, MD. Ila Schmeling is Match Chair and Melissa Jennings is handling registration. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.  Click here for the match flyer!

Click Next Meeting or see WireTap for more details and directions to the meeting.


Breeders

Breeders

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 Monday, June 22nd 2020