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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

ASC COVID Guidelines – 2021 Flushing Spaniel Show

November 18th, 2020|Comments Off on ASC COVID Guidelines – 2021 Flushing Spaniel Show

The ASC COVID Guidelines for the 2021 Flushing Spaniel Show are now posted. Please read, and if you have questions, please contact your ASC Zone Director, an ASC board member, or the Show Chair.

2021 Flushing Spaniel Show – update

October 21st, 2020|Comments Off on 2021 Flushing Spaniel Show – update

The ASC Board and the Flushing Spaniel Show committee are moving ahead with plans for our January show in Knoxville, Tennessee! There will be some COVID-related guidelines in place which will conform to city, state [...]

          Upcoming Events


2021 Flushing Spaniel Show
01/15/2021 - 01/17/2021
All Day
July 2021 National Specialty
07/22/2021 - 07/25/2021
All Day

Contact Us

P. O. Box 4194
Frankfort, KY 40604-4194

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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