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.

The PVSSC is officially an AKC Fit Dog Club. We held our inaugural walk at our Awards picnic June 17, 2023.

Upcoming Events

April 27 Canine Health Clinic

A Canine Health Clinic will be held in King George, Virginia (near Fredericksburg) on April 27. The organizer, Sharlene Pitman (brookhavenlabradors@verizon.net) emphasized that these are OFA health clearances only. You must schedule with her for a slot.

Some tests already have waiting lists (e.g. hips and elbows) but during the last clinic the top 15 on the waiting list did get in. Echo slots are very limited but plenty of Thyroid and Eye exams available at this moment. See attached flyer for details.

Updated on Tuesday, February 6th 2024