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

May 11, Saturday. PVSSC AKC Farm Dog Trials

The PVSSC will be hosting an AKC Farm dog test at Blue Ridge K9 Training Center, 2886 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA 17320 (north of Hagerstown and just over the border from Maryland). Pat and Randy Sutton are our judges.

Note there will be TWO trials on May 11, so a Farm Dog Certified title can be completed in one day. Those who qualify in the 2 trials will get a FDC rosette.

Entries are now open! Standard Schnauzers will have a TWO-WEEK WINDOW to enter (until April 3rd), after which entries will open for all breeds. All entries must be made online through Sugarloaf Mountain Racing, Ching-Yao Yu, Event Secretary.

Instructions for entering are below the Premium list on this page. All details on the Trials, including descriptions of the twelve tasks that will be evaluated, are in the Premium List:

To Enter

1. Go to the Sugarloaf Mountain Racing homepage at www.sugarloafmountainracing.com.

2. Scroll down to the PVSSC logo, with date and event location, hover over it and click on “Shop”. A page will open with two logos, for Event 1 and Event 2.

3. Select by clicking on one of the logos, and at bottom, select “Add to Cart’ with number of dogs you are entering for that trial. Then go back and repeat for the other trial if you plan to enter both. Go up to top of page and click “View Cart” to make sure you have correct info in it.

4. Click Checkout. You will be directed to a payment page. Only after payment is made can you fill in the on-line entry form! You will get a return invoice # (payment acknowledgement) by email.

5. Copy your invoice number!

6. Go to the Online Entry Form page (listed on heading at top of page, just click on it)

7. Paste your invoice # in the red-starred box at top of form.

8. Scroll down through list of events to May 11 and find PVSSC FDC Trial 1 or Trial 2. Select the Trials you paid for and fill out the rest of the form. For the question asking for “Additional handlers” type NONE. At the bottom of the form in the “Rosette” box, type “FDC“.

8. Agree to AKC terms and sign form. You will need to fill in separate forms for each trial as they are separate events, and of course, a form for each dog entered.

Updated on Tuesday, March 5th 2024