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

Annual PVSSC Specialty

Sunday, Nov. 6

Our 2022 Specialty is Dedicated to the Memories of Erich Rutscheidt and Frances KIngery.

Location: Old Dominion KC show Meadow Event Park, Doswell, Virginia.

JUDGES: Sweepstakes: Rebecca Heubi; Regular Classes: Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine.

There will be a brief PVSSC meeting at the Specialty, after judging.

Warrenton KC will have a supported entry on Saturday, Nov. 5. Judge is Sioux Forsyth-Green.


CatAlog advertising

Catalog advertising for the Old Dominion KC show (PVSSC Specialty) will be available at cost to PVSSC members$24.00 a page and $10.00 per photo. Camera ready copy needs to go to Annie Andrews (AndrewsMysticRun@gmail.com), ODKC catalog advertising chair, no later than Monday, September 19th.

The ads need to be neatly typed out with a high resolution photo.  You can also use an ad you have used previously, if you know the show name (needs to be an MBF show), date, which kennel club and (if possible) page the ad was on and they will duplicate

Stay tuned for additional details.

Updated on Monday, May 2nd 2022