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Voting Results for Standard Change

All of the ballots regarding the proposed changes to the Cocker Spaniel Breed Standard have been counted. The only proposed change that passed was to add the disqualification for blue eyes or blue specks in the eye. 

 

The results are as follows:

  • Blue Eyes DQ: Passed 
  • Undocked Tails:  Failed
  • Solid Sable: Failed
  • Parti Sable: Failed

 

BALLOT 1: Proposed change to include disqualification for blue eyes:

Number of ballots returned 710
Invalid ballots 2
Total number of valid ballots 708

Number required to pass (2/3s) 472

Number of Yes votes 512 (72.32%)

Number of No votes 196 (27.68%)

 

This proposed change passed.

 

BALLOT 2: Proposed change to include undocked tails:

 

Number of ballots returned 708

Invalid ballots 2

Total number of valid ballots 706

Number required to pass (2/3s) 471

Number of Yes votes 324 (45. 89%)

Number of No votes 382 (54.11%)

This proposed change did not pass.

 

BALLOT 3: Proposed change to include solid sable:

 

Number of ballots returned 709

 Invalid ballots 2

Total number of valid ballots 707

Number required to pass (2/3s) 471

Number of Yes votes 337 (47. 67%)

Number of No votes 370 (52.33%)

This proposed change did not pass.

 

BALLOT 4: Proposed change to include parti-color sable:

Number of ballots returned 706

Invalid ballots 2

Total number of valid ballots 704

Number required to pass (2/3s) 469

Number of Yes votes 336 (47. 73%)

Number of No votes 368 (52.27%)

This proposed change did not pass.

 

This has been a thoughtful, vigorously debated, and sometimes contentious process, but the membership has spoken. For the good of ASC and the love of our breed, I hope, and I think we will, all move forward together.

 

Linda Moore 

 

 

 

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