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

September 25-26 PVSSC Barn Hunt

The PVSSC Barn Hunt will be held at The Isle of Calasis in Smithfield, VA. We are offering special awards for “Best Beard” and Highest Crazy 8 points each day, as well as high in class schnauzers.

Judges are Elizabeth Staley (Saturday) and Heidi Connolly (Sunday).

For detailed information, see the Barn Hunt premium.

☛NOTE: To participate in Barn Hunt, dogs need to be registered through the Barn Hunt
Association. To register, go to http://www.barnhunt.com/register.html. Registration is a onetime lifetime per dog fee of $30. There are no annual membership fees.

When Barn Hunt opens for entries, Standard Schnauzers and volunteers will get priority for the first two weeks. This year we are utilizing a website for online entries and you can pay via PayPal. All the info will be in the premium. Of course you can always mail your entries to the trial secretary as well.

On Friday, September 24, 2021, the day before the Barn Hunt, we will have run-throughs
available at the trial site in Smithfield, VA. You can introduce your dog to a rat or brush up on
your dog’s skills before the trial.

CONTACT BARN HUNT CHAIR, MELISSA DIMELER at megdime@hotmail.com (preferred) or 301-351-5474 to volunteer, sign up for a barn hunt private lesson on 9/24 or with any questions. Questions can also be emailed to Trial Secretary: Michelle Bell at aussielvr@gmail.com.

Updated on Tuesday, July 27th 2021