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

November 13 Herding Clinic

On Saturday, November 13th, there will be an Introduction to Herding mini clinic with Terri Chisman and two Herding Capability Tests. Here is your chance to ear the HCT title on your dog! Sponsored by 4 THE DOGS, At Isles of Calais, 19393 Spring Lake Drive, Smithfield, VA.

Updated on Sunday, October 3rd 2021