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:

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope everyone had a great holiday time. The meeting on December 5th was great!  The winners were Denise Tokarcik, Best Schnauzer Theme; Todd Davis, Best Holiday; and Ila Schmeling, Best Background. I want to thank everyone for participating in our contest. I hope you enjoyed the meeting as much as I did.

2021 is now here and we are getting ready to have the 2021 National Schnauzer Club Specialty. Our Chairperson Lisa Klepp is working hard to bring the show together in June.  The Web page is up and running at http://www.standardschnauzer.org/ssca2021/. If you have not volunteered to help, please contact Lisa or myself. 

Please remember that your membership dues need to be paid by Feb. 28, 2021. You may fill out the form on line and pay by check or online via PayPal. See PVSSC Dues below on this page.

Awards applications are due to Pam Minnich and Nicole Miller by Feb. 1, 2021. Please remember to read the directions for applying and turn in all information on time.

As President, I am saddened to tell the club of the passing of AKC Judge Roger Hartinger.  He was truly a wonderful judge that will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Please watch the Wiretap, PVSSC Webpage and your email for updates.


Next Meeting April 24

Our next meeting will be April 24 in Timonium, MD. Time TBD

Click Next Meeting or see WireTap for more details and directions to the meeting.

Updated on Sunday, February 7th 2021