Congratulations to the winner of Best in Show at the 98th American Spaniel Club Flushing Spaniel Club Show – ASCOB Cocker Spaniel GCHP Silverhall Strike Force!

Striker is bred by Bonnie and Wilson Pike, owned by Regina Beinhauer and Carolee Douglas, and handled by Mike Pitts.

Judge Mrs. Mary Ann Alston selected the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel from a stunning lineup of some of the nation’s top-winning flushing spaniels.  The American Spaniel Club was also honored to have Mr. Jim Reynolds of Canada and Mr. Nigel Worth of Wales, as well as Mr. Richard Bowling, Mr. Russell Hornfisher, Mr. Sam Houston McDonald, Mr. Doug McFarlane, and Mr. Calvin Ward on this year’s panel of judges.

The dogs recognized for Best of Breed/Variety, and other awards* were:

  • Clumber Spaniel – GCH Clussexx Man of Steel (2016 ASC BIS winner)
  • American Water Spaniel – GCHS Carolina’s Running With The Hare BN RN SH JHR
  • Boykin Spaniel – GCH Texas Trace Hudson Bend JH
  • ASCOB Cocker Spaniel – GCHP Silverhall Strike Force
  • Black Cocker Spaniel – GCH Clerwood Silhouette Speed of Light
  • Parti-Color Cocker Spaniel – Revolver JP Time Is On My Side (BV/BW from the Open dog class)
  • English Cocker Spaniel – GCHS Majestic’s She Got Whatever “It” Is
  • English Springer Spaniel – GCHG Telltale Statuette
  • Field Spaniel – GCH Sandscape Who’s That Girl
  • Sussex Spaniel – GCHB Kamand’s Full of Beans @ Erinhill
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel – Clussexx Got The Go Ahead From Stonecroft (BoB/BW from the 12-18 month class)


  • Owner Handled Best in Show – GCHB Cajun’s Bayou Hunter (Clumber Spaniel)
  • Owner Handled Reserve Best in Show – GCH Lynann’s Heartthrob (English Cocker Spaniel)


  • Best Bred-By Exhibitor in Show – Telltale Kinky Boots (English Springer Spaniel), breeder Robin Novack
  • Best Bred-By Exhibitor Cocker Spaniel in Show – Laurent Ashwood Best Kept Secret (Black Cocker Spaniel), breeder Laura Heidrich
  • Best Puppy in Show – Telltail Titanium (English Springer Spaniel)
  • Best Veteran in Show – GCHG Mario N Beechwood’s Midnight Express CGC (Black Cocker Spaniel)
  • Best in Field Trial Class in Show – GCHS Carolina’s Running With The Hare BN RN SH JHR (American Water Spaniel)
  • Best Brace in Show – GCH Freedoms Spirit of the Storm at Seabreez N Wcksfrd/CH Killara A Dark & Stormy Nite at Seabreez N Wcksfrd (Field Spaniel)


  • Best Junior in Show – Abigail Van Meter, showing GCHS VC’s Chasing The Dream (Parti-Color Cocker Spaniel)


  • High in Trial Spaniel (Saturday) – CH Windward-Sandscape Boys of Summer BN RA, score 196 (Field Spaniel
  • High in Trial Spaniel (Sunday) – CH Rolyart’s Put Me In Coach RA RATN CGC. Score 188 (Welsh Springer Spaniel)
  • High in Trial All-Breed (Saturday) – OTCH The Rosehill Connection UDX6 OGM MH MX MXB MXJ MJB CGC TKA, score 199 (Golden Retriever)
  • High in Trial All-Breed (Sunday) – Five Oaks Paradocs Cecelia UDX PCDX OM3 BN RN TD , score 199.5 (Labrador Retriever)
  • *preliminary results pending AKC confirmation

The weekend’s events also included three concurrent specialty shows hosted by the Clumber Spaniel Club of America, the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America, and the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America.

Many thanks to all of the exhibitors who participated and made this show a success!