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

National Moves to August 25-29

In conjunction with Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club, the National will be held at the Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA, from August 25 to 29.

This will be an event held under AKC Covid restrictions and we will have to give up some traditional indoor events normally associated with a National, such as the banquet. However the committee is looking at other options such as an outdoor picnic/barbecue. Exact schedule TBD.

The SSCA Agility Trial will move to August 23 and 24, at Level Up Dog Sports, Mechanicville, VA, with SS owner-judge Don Farage.

We still need Trophy donations! Check the SSCA National 2021 website and click on Trophies (on the left of the top toolbar) to see what trophies are available. Use the trophy donation form:

to make a donation for a trophy.

Also, the specialty store is still open and we have some awesome items that you all will want. Go to the SSCA National Specialty 2021 website and click on Specialty Store on the top tool bar to see the items available and an order form. Deadline for Specialty Store orders is April 23.

Lisa Klepp
2021 SSCA National Specialty Show Chair

Updated on Sunday, February 7th 2021