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

August 21-25, Wednesday-Sunday. SSCA National Specialty

The SSCA is holding its annual National Specialty at Purina Farms in Greys Summit, Missouri (https://www.purina.com/purina-farms). In addition to Confirmation, there will be 3 days of Agility, Barn Hunt, and Obedience/Rally. Giant Schnauzers will join in the fun and will be sponsoring FastCat and Scentwork.

On Sunday, August 25, the PVSSC will be holding our Annual Specialty in conjunction with the SSCA National.

For more details as they become available, see the SSCA website https://www.standardschnauzer.org/ssca2024/.

Updated on Tuesday, March 5th 2024