July 28. 2018 is the confirmed date for the 21st Anniversary of the Schnauzer Walk.
The Portland Miniature Schnauzer Club (PMSC) was formed in 1967 with the purpose of promoting education, responsible breeding, and holding dog shows and obedience trials. The PMSC is affiliated with the American Miniature Schnauzer Club and the American Kennel Club.
The PMSC holds two major events each year, a dog show and obedience trial in January and the Schnauzer Walk in July or August. The dog shows are only for Miniature Schnauzers and usually have an entry of 30-50 dogs who compete for championship points and Best of Breed and for obedience, High Scoring Miniature Schnauzer. The Schnauzer Walk is for all schnauzer lovers of all schnauzer sizes, members or not, and their dogs to get together for a day of fun. There are usually about 100-150 schnauzers of all sizes at the Walk. Activities include a walk around the park, contests, rescue parade, confidence course, barn hunt, grooming, and leash training. A portion of the profits from the Walk go to Miniature Schnauzer health research.
All club members are willing to devote time to educate each other and Miniature Schnauzer owners in general.
You are welcome to attend meetings as our guest, and later to apply for membership if you’re interested. Our meetings are posted on the calendar on this website, or contact any member of the club or the Secretary.