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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.


PVSSC Specialty T-Shirts now Available

We made a few of our PVSSC Speciality t-shirts available at the show. You can now order them through Sue Anne Howell using this form:


October 9-11 Barn Hunt & Seminar

A Barn Hunt seminar will be held on Friday, October 9th followed by a Barn Hunt on October 10th and 11th in Smithfield, VA. The chairperson is Melissa Dimeler and Secretary is Michelle Bell. More information will be forthcoming.


Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Fast Cat Event

A Fast Cat even will be held in Walkersville, MD on October 31st and November 1st. The secretary is Ching Yao-Yu and we are looking for a chairperson. Please contact Lovey Lyons if you are interested in being a chairperson for this event. More info TBD.


B/OB Sanctioned Match

The PVSSC B/OB Sanctioned Match has been postponed until later this year per Match Chair Ila Schmeling. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.


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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December Meeting

Our last meeting in December will be a virtual meeting due to COVOID-19 uncertainties. Date TBD. Meanwhile, please think of something fun to do during the meeting. Everyone that participates in the meeting will get credit for attending a meeting.

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 Thursday, August 13th 2020