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The "AJ" Agility Award

AJ Agility Award. Hand made base with hidden compartment by Timothy H. Cronin, President, Coveside WoodWorkersOlga K. Evelyn (Amunique) and Rosemary A. Collins (RoCol) offers The "AJ" Agility Award in memory of AMUNIQUE'S SIR AJ DONOHUE LOUIS.

This beautiful trophy designed by Leslie Hutto and $200 will be awarded to the cocker who accumulates the highest number of championship points (MACH) on the cockers only day(s) of the agility trial held at the ASC Cocker Spaniel National.

Qualifying points from the Standard and/or Jumpers Excellent B Classes will accumulate towards championship points (MACH).

The first “AJ” Agility Award was won Melissa Frye and Dice, who earned 110 Mach Points during the two days of the ASC Agility Trial held in Oklahoma City, July, 2007.


2007 MACH Skyrocket Spot on Or Snake Eyes MX MXJ AAD FDCH (Dice)
Melissa Frye
2008 MACH3 Tell Tail's Tri to Imagine MXF (Tanner)
Irene Barrie
2009 CH Charmary’s Just Imagine (Lidia)
Sue Thomsen/J Thomsen
2010 MACH Lady Lucy Arwen Blackmoor NF (Lucy)
R Berardino/D Machuca
2011 MACH3 Lady Lucy Arwen Blackmoor OF (Lucy)
R Berardino
2012 MACH4 Tagaboo's Windwhisper Kiss RN XF (Kisse)
Felicia Mazur
2014 K-Line's Parti Like A Rock Star AX, AXJ (Pink)
Carolyn Hess
2015 Tell-Tail's Get It In Gear CD RE MX MXJ OF (Bentley)
Stacie Baumbarger
2016 MACH Saratoga's Fire In The Hole CD RA (Raylan)
Stacie Baumbarger

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION REGARDING PROPOSED STANDARD REVISIONS: The ASC Board of Directors has decided that the best ways to provide information and conduct the discussion about the proposed Breed Standard Revisions are to 1) put all of the comments from the Breed Standard Survey on the ASC Website under the Member Zone; and 2) conduct all discussions and debate about the proposed revisions on the ASC Yahoo List. Accordingly, ASC members will have to log in to the Member Zone to review the comments from the survey and will need to be signed up for the ASC Yahoo List. Also, ASC members can make their comments known to the AKC Board of Directors during the 60-day comment period. These comments will be provided to ASC.


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News on the Cataract Research Project - Updated 12/31/2016



This is a quote I love with regard to volunteering - “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

Needless to say in an all-volunteer organization like the American Spaniel Club and the American Spaniel Club Foundation, volunteers make a vital difference because neither organization would exist without dedicated volunteers. Simply stated -- volunteers are essential for the health and well-being of both Clubs and ultimately our beloved flushing spaniels.

Studies show that there are six main reasons people volunteer: to make a difference in others’ lives; to support an organization or cause; to learn something new; to develop personally or professionally; to feel better about themselves; and to meet people. In other words, volunteering is personal. Advertisements that simply state an organization needs volunteers are not generally successful and I know ASC and ASCF have both found that to be true. However, just think if you could make a difference, support a cause you love (cocker spaniels and the other flushing breeds), feel good in accomplishing an important goal, and meet other people who also love spaniels, wouldn’t you want to volunteer?

As the ASC Board announced at the National Specialty in July, ASC has embarked on a strategic plan to make ASC stronger and more relevant in today’s world of pure bred dogs. There are many areas in which ASC needs help – ASC communications, including a new breed magazine, social media, the new website, breeders education, judges education and public education; membership development and events; marketing; branding; national conformation and performance events; and field events. To accomplish this strategic plan a wide variety of volunteers are needed.

I know ASC has an amazingly talented membership with diverse experiences and expertise that can help ASC accomplish its strategic goals. Accordingly, ASC would like to be sure its knows about your expertise and interests. In ASC’s Annual Mailing, which everyone should have received by now, and on the ASC website and by survey monkey, there is a Volunteer Interest Form. PLEASE fill out the form and return it to either Dee Torgerson Rismyhr or Laurie Foley. From the Annual Mailing, Laurie has already received a number of completed forms. Thank you to those members for your immediate response, but we need a response from everyone!

To give one's time and talent for a good cause is a special feeling. And to see what a group like ASC’s membership can accomplish will be amazing. WON’T YOU HELP? WON”T YOU VOLUNTEER?

I am always open to hearing your thoughts, so email me anytime at lmoore@estesokon.com

January 2016 - UPDATED NEWS ON Cocker Spaniel Cataract Research 

View Dr. Aguirre's Presentation on Cataracts & His Research Project

ASC and ASCF Join forces to Fund Cocker Spaniel Cataract Research !!

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