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.

The PVSSC is officially an AKC Fit Dog Club. We held our inaugural walk at our Awards picnic June 17, 2023.

Upcoming Events and Items of Interest

T-Shirts for sale

Our club is now offering PVSSC T-shirts, featuring a drawing of “SS Mother and Son,” with the club logo and name spelled out. These excellent quality Gildan t-shirts come in light blue and sand color, printed in black. Both youth and adult sizes through 3x large are available. Price ranges from $24-$26, based on size.

Blue Shirt with logo

The t-shirts can be ordered online from the PVSSC website, at www.pvssc.org/shop, either using PayPal or a personal credit card. Shipping is free or they can be picked up from Ways and Means Chair Sue Anne Howell at a club event.

Next Meeting or Club Event

Next Meeting or Club Event

November 4-5 PVSSC Supported Entry & Annual Specialty AND PVSSC FastCAT Trials 

There are two events in November. See Next Meeting or Club Event for more details.

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



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 22nd 2023