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.


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.


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.

Updated on Monday, June 22nd 2020