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

Annual Match

Sunday, Sept. 11

Location: Canine Training Association (CTA), 6822 Distribution Drive, Beltsville, Md. 20705 (the second CTA building down on the street).

More details to follow as they become available.

Barn Hunt

Sat., Sept. 25-Sun., Sept. 26

Details to follow as they become available.

Annual PVSSC Specialty

Sunday, Nov. 6

Location: Old Dominion KC show in Doswell, Virginia.

Warrenton KC will have a supported entry on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Stay tuned for more details.

Next Meeting or Event

Next Meeting or Event

Saturday, June 18

Picnic, Annual Awards ceremony, and CGC test.

Location: Lakeview Pavilion at the Northern Fauquier Community Park, 4155 Monroe Parkway, Marshall, VA 20115.

Time: 11 AM – 3 PM

We will be having a picnic and our annual meeting at the same place as last year, the beautiful Northern Fauquier Community Park.

Food will be provided by Red Dog Food Truck. Use the order form below to make your selection and mail it with a check made out to PVSSC to Melissa Jennings by June 1.

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 Monday, May 2nd 2022