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 Club Event

Next Meeting or Event

Saturday, March 18 Virtual Meeting 

Time: 7 pm. See your email for details on how this Ringcentral meeting.

Program: In honor of Oscars week, it will focus on SS in Classic Hollywood! “Schnauzers in the Spotlight” by Gail Mackiernan. During film’s Golden Age in the 30s and 40s, some very interesting show business folks owned Standard Schnauzers. What famous SS owner and breeder – whose dogs are behind many of ours today – was a popular vaudeville performer and later, owned a rather racy gay bar which attracted Hollywood’s elite? What famous movie star started a notorious brawl over his dog? What film *should* have starred a SS, but did not? And did the breed dodge a bullet as a result? All will be revealed Saturday!”


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Updated on Thursday, February 23rd 2023