2020 Club News

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Note: The meeting notes below are from the WireTap and work of WireTap editor Jeremy Holden.

February 22nd meeting

The February 22nd meeting which was held at the home of Karen and Mike Ioffredo. For the first time, a meeting enabled distant members to attend via teleconferencing. For more information, see:

Cancelled March 21st meeting

The March 21st meeting was cancelled due to the COVOID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home restrictions put in place by the governors of Maryland and Virginia. It was rescheduled for April 18th as a teleconferencing meeting.

April 18th meeting

The April 18th meeting was held via teleconferencing. It included a program by Linda Dobbie and Michelle Root on the new AKC Temperament and Farm Dog certifications. For more information, see:

2019 Awards

The 2019 Awards have been announced and are listed in:

May 17th meeting

Dr. Sara Chapman, DVM, MRCVS, VetMFHom (Licensed Associates of the Faculty of Homeopathy) gave a general talk on Integrative/Holistic Veterinary Medicine. Notes from her presentation are below:

July 18th PVSSC Specialty

Overcoming the plague (COVOID-19) and extreme heat, the PVSSC held our annual Specialty–a heroic feat since shows in 2016 and 2018 were cancelled due to weather conditions. This was a package show and only Standard Schnauzers were shown. However, we had a large, competitive entry. Best of Breed came out of the Veterans class: the 7 year old male, GCHB HALCYON’S BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE CGC. Best of Opposite Sex was the comparatively younger lady, 2-year old GCH BLUE LINE’S BLUE DEVIL. For complete results, see:

To see the photos taken by Lisa Klepp at the Specialty, go to:


October 11th Barn Hunt

Despite a very rainy day, the Oct 11th Barn Hunt was a success with a total of 155 runs, 60 of which were standard schnauzers. Ben and Stephanie Blank’s dogs had fun as seen in these photos by Lisa Klepp:

For more information, see information from the WireTap:

Oct 31-Nov 1 FastCAT

Despite a deluge, the FastCAT event was held with a total of 361 runs over two days. This was not a PVSSC event but about 10 Standard Schnauzers did enter. For more information, see information from the WireTap:

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