- To define the standard of the Standard Schnauzer and to urge membersand breeders to accept the standard as approved by the AmericanKennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which StandardSchnauzers shall be judged;
- To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of the purebredStandard Schnauzers and to do all things possible to bring their naturalqualities to perfection;
- To promote the Standard Schnauzer's natural abilities as a show dog,obedience dog, family dog and guard dog, by sponsoring and supportingdog shows, obedience trials, and performance events such as trackingtests, agility and herding trials;
- To serve as a clearing house to provide information for the general publicabout the Standard Schnauzer, its breeding, care, and training;
- To protect and advance the interest of the breed by encouragingsportsmanship among the owners, breeders and fanciers of the StandardSchnauzer;
- To conduct licensed specialty Companion and Performance trials underthe rules of the American Kennel Club,
- To serve as regional coordinator for Rescue efforts for all StandardSchnauzers;
- To Provide current referral information about Breeders, Rescue, and theBreed without bias or omission.