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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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ASC National Show Pictures

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

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

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 [...]

Purina Guidelines and Restrictions & Attendance Form

April 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Purina Guidelines and Restrictions & Attendance Form

Please click on the Purina Guidelines and Restrictions for the 2021 ASC National Specialty Show. Due to the COVID pandemic, the show will be a bit different this year. These differences will be reflected in [...]

Submit Nominations for January 2023 Judges Now!

April 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Submit Nominations for January 2023 Judges Now!

Send your nominations in for the January 2023 ASC Flushing Show judges!Nominations must be received by the Chair of the Teller's Committee on or before April 16, 2021. You may return nominations by mail, fax, [...]

Historical Archives Chair – We need to hear from you!

March 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Historical Archives Chair – We need to hear from you!

Fellow ASC Members,The ASC Board is looking for members that would be interested in being involved or continuing to be involved in the American Spaniel Club Historical Archives. Many of you remember that Wilma Parker [...]

And the Show Goes On And Continues On to 2022

March 1st, 2021|Comments Off on And the Show Goes On And Continues On to 2022

Jane T. Williams, Flushing Spaniel Show Chair When the 2021 Flushing Spaniel Show entries closed at Foy Trent Dog Shows, all was set for the 102nd Flushing Spaniel Show with Obedience and Specialties to be [...]

          Upcoming Events


January 2022 ASC Flushing Spaniel Show
01/14/2022 - 01/16/2022
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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