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

November 6-7 PVSSC Fast CAT

A PVSSC Fast CAT will be held in Finksburg, MD. Here is the premium.

You can also check their website: https://www.sugarloafmountainracing.com.

When it opens on Oct. 27, you will need to be on the website, ready to purchase your runs. It can fill very fast!

volunteer you will get advanced entry! The jobs are easy and you will only need to commit to
8am – 1pm-ish on Saturday and/or Sunday. Last year we didn’t have enough members
volunteer and we had to get help from another club.

CONTACT FAST CAT TRIAL CHAIR, MELISSA DIMELER at megdime@hotmail.com (preferred) or 301-351-5474 to volunteer or with any questions.

November 6-7 PVSSC Supported Entries

The PVSSC will have SUPPORTED ENTRIES at both Warrenton Kennel Club and Old Dominion Kennel Club at their shows at the Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA. Trophies will be offered by PVSSC for all major placements. William Daugherty is the judge at Warrenton and Dana Cline is the judge for Old Dominion. For more information, see the premium.

November 13 Herding Clinic

On Saturday, November 13th, there will be an Introduction to Herding mini clinic with Terri Chisman and two Herding Capability Tests. Here is your chance to ear the HCT title on your dog! Sponsored by 4 THE DOGS, At Isles of Calais, 19393 Spring Lake Drive, Smithfield, VA.

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

Sunday, November 7

A short meeting will be held on Sunday, November 7 after our supported entry at the Old Dominion Kennel Club show held at the Meadows Event Park, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA 23047.

Actual place at Meadows Event Park to be determined. Look for an announcement ringside.

Click Next Meeting 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 3rd 2021