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The American Spaniel Club (ASC) is the parent club for the Cocker Spaniel and the primary guardian of the Cocker Spaniel breed.  ASC was founded in 1881 by a group of spaniel enthusiasts in North America and continues to support all flushing spaniel breeds. ASC hosts two major dog shows a year – the Cocker Spaniel National Specialty and the Flushing Spaniel Show, which showcases all of the spaniel breeds. ASC members determine the breed standard and code of ethics, and they participate in a variety of competitive dog show events.  The club is dedicated to the well-being of Cocker Spaniels and all flushing spaniels through education, cooperation, and training. Through our non-profit foundation, we support health research and rescue efforts.  We also have a legislative liaison who provides information to members and the public about animal welfare issues giving spaniel enthusiasts tools to shape the policies affecting our interests and breeds.

We welcome new members.  Please visit our Join ASC page to learn more about the benefits of ASC membership.

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What’s New

National Show and Regional Specialty Updates

May 18th, 2022|Comments Off on National Show and Regional Specialty Updates

Check out the latest July 2022 National Show and Regional Specialty updates! Find the schedule of events, as well as the forms to fill out to reserve your grooming spot, seating, RV space, and more!

ASC Code of Ethics Revision

February 21st, 2022|Comments Off on ASC Code of Ethics Revision

The ASC Board has approved a proposed revision to the ASC Code of Ethics. The proposal the Board is presenting to the membership reflects its desire to address actions or comments on social media which may [...]

Message from ASC President

January 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Message from ASC President

The American Spaniel Club appreciates all of the breeders, owners, exhibitors, handlers, vendors and others who shared in the 103rd Flushing Spaniel Show in Knoxville, TN.  Thank you as well to Pierre Talbot, Russell Hornfisher, and [...]

          Upcoming Events

             

July 2022 ASC National Show and Regional Specialty July 2022 ASC National Show and Regional Specialty
07/21/2022 - 07/24/2022
All Day
Tall Corn Cocker Spaniel Club, Inc. Tall Corn Cocker Spaniel Club, Inc.
09/09/2022 - 09/11/2022
All Day

Contact Us

919-637-1003
ascsec2021@yahoo.com


 About the Cocker Spaniel

The well-bred Cocker Spaniel has a sweet temperament and is a pleasure to own. He is affectionate and cuddly and loves to participate in family activities. He is playful, alert, and active, enjoying any exercise from a brisk walk to hunting in the field. The Cocker is known to be a sensitive dog, mentally and physically. Learn More...

 Finding a Breeder

Be selective. Find a breeder who is knowledgeable and make sure you’re comfortable with them. Don’t be put off if a breeder isn’t immediately responsive. Hobby   breeders often have full-time jobs and they don’t always have available puppies. Visit the breeder’s home or kennel and ask to see at least one of the puppy’s   parents. Get an idea of what the future holds for your dog in terms of temperament and appearance.  Establish a good rapport with the breeder. He/she will be an   excellent resource and breed mentor for you throughout the life of your puppy. You should be encouraged to call the breeder if your dog has a crisis at any stage of   its life.  Breeders should be willing to answer any questions you have and should ask many of you as well.  Breeders will want to make sure their puppies are going   to good homes, with people who know what to expect and have made all the necessary preparations.

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