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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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Board of Directors Candidates for Election, Jan. 2022

October 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Board of Directors Candidates for Election, Jan. 2022

In accordance with the American Spaniel Club Bylaws, a National Nominating Committee and Zone Nominating committees have proposed the following slate of officers for election to Board of Directors terms beginning January 2022. American Spaniel [...]

2022 ASC Flushing Show

October 19th, 2021|Comments Off on 2022 ASC Flushing Show

The 2022 ASC Flushing Show will be here before you know it! Check out the recent updates made to the 2022 ASC Flushing Show web page.

ASC Volunteer Interest Survey

August 8th, 2021|Comments Off on ASC Volunteer Interest Survey

The ASC Board and Chairpersons want to hear from you! Please click on the short ASC Volunteer Interest Survey to help them identify interest in volunteering in a variety of ASC activities. Your response is [...]

American Spaniel Club Nominating Committees 2021

August 8th, 2021|Comments Off on American Spaniel Club Nominating Committees 2021

National Nominating CommitteeKathy Brock - chairBarbara ShawBonnie PikeJackie CavalinNancy GallantAlternates:Calvin WardSuzanne BambuleCharles BornZone 1 Nominating CommitteeKim Vavolo – chairCarol PintoLinda DonaldsonZone 2 Nominating CommitteeMarilyn Spacht – chairFrank MartinezDana SpurrierZone 3 Nominating CommitteeJoan Stallard – chairTerri [...]

ASC National Show Pictures and Show Results

July 26th, 2021|Comments Off on ASC National Show Pictures and Show Results

For those who would like to see and/or purchase ASC National Show Pictures, you can find them at the following link: View all the July 2021 ASC National Show Results at:

VOTE for January 2023 Cocker Spaniel Judges

May 21st, 2021|Comments Off on VOTE for January 2023 Cocker Spaniel Judges

Vote for January 2023 Cocker Spaniel Judges! Individual full members and member clubs each may send one ballot; Second ballot list included for full household members. You may vote for up to three (3) regular [...]

          Upcoming Events


Cocker Spaniel Club of Arizona
11/27/2021 - 11/28/2021
All Day
January 2022 ASC Flushing Spaniel Show
01/14/2022 - 01/16/2022
All Day
Cocker Spaniel Club of Rhode Island
All Day
July 2022 ASC National Show and Regional Specialty
07/21/2022 - 07/24/2022
All Day

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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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