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Memorial - National Show

The Cathy Ashley Perpetual Memorial Trophy

To be awarded to the Breeder of Best In Futurity.  This memorial, being perpetual, a prize to commemorate the win will be presented each year at the annual American Spaniel Club Cocker Spaniel National Specialty.

Kim W. Wubbels, 1987; Laura Henson, 1988; Lynn & Edward McLoughlin 1989; Kimberly Baker, 1990; Ramona Miller,1991; Connie Bennett, 1992; Connie Bennett, 1993; Lindell K. & Laura M. Henson, 1995; Kim Wubbels, 1996; Debi Bell-Dolan & Mark Dolan, 1997; Becki Buss Zaborowski, 1998; Genea White Jones, 1999; Barbara Wagner, 2000; Laura Guerrini & Linda Robinson, 2001; J. DeMaranville & B. Addleman & K. Ahlquist, 2002; Dianne Hill, 2003; Patricia Darke & Robert Vaughan, 2004; Ron & Kathryn Smith & Sandy Garvin, 2005; Tony & Joan Stallard, 2006; Mariecel Torres-Young, 2007; Laurie Ferland, 2008; Beate Pruitt 2009; Nancy Gallant & Lisa Arnett, 2010; Sandra Knaus & Jeff Wright, 2011; Linda Donaldson & Tonya Higdon, 2012, Joann Stamm, 2013; Per Ingar Rismyhr, 2014; Linda Pitts & Laurie Ferland, 2015

The Am/Can Ch. Do It Tovarich Perpetual Memorial Trophy

To be awarded to Best in Veterans Sweepstakes.  This memorial, being perpetual, a prize to commemorate the win will be presented each year at the annual American Spaniel Club Cocker Spaniel National Specialty.

Pat and Betty Peck, 1990; Patricia Schneider, 1991; Mary M. Crigler and Carol Pilcher; 1992; Lois Wilson, 1993; Lloyd Alton and Bill Gorodner, 1994; Dorothy M. McCoy, 1995; Tracy Lynn Carroll and C. Westerman, 1996; Mary Jean Smoller & Charles J. Phillips, 1997; Tracy Lynn Carrol & Corliss Westerman, 1998; Annette L. Zuck, 1999; Peggy Kotek, 2000; M. Christine Miller, 2001; Jan DeMaranville & Brenda Addleman, 2002; Annette L. Zuck, 2003; Laura and Lindell Henson, 2004; Mariela Piola, 2005; M. Christine Miller, 2006; Catherine Lynch Carey, 2007; Laura E. Heidrich, 2008; Stephanie McAlister, 2009; Mark Steffen & Randy Price & Jeffrey Hanlin, Jr, 2010; Laura Henson & Esther Kolstenik, 2011; Carol Dorin, 2012, Judy Bjelland & Terry Kelso, 2013, Judy Bjelland & Terry Kelso, 2014; Judy Bjelland & Terry Kelso, 2015

The Liz-Bar Perpetual Memorial Trophy

To be awarded to Best of Breed.  This memorial, being perpetual, a prize to commemorate the win will be presented each year at the annual American Spaniel Club Cocker Spaniel National Specialty.

Steven A. Calvert, M.D., 1986; Pamela J. Klutts, 1987; Daryl & Cheryl Forker, 1988; Beth Beal & Charles Gray, 1989; Tiina & Al Blue , 1990; Corliss Westerman, Tracy L. Carroll, 1991; Brigitte Berg, 1992, Cynthia Paul, Sandy Bailey & Dianna Kane, 1993, Brigitte Berg, 1994; Genea White Jones, 1995; Diana Kane, 1996; Carolee Douglas & Jeanne & Christopher Silva, 1997; Ken Smith & Jim Knight, 1998; Linda Gruskin & S. M. Morris, 1999; Brigitte Berg, 2000; Pamela Maher & Patricia Darke & Robert Vaughan, 2001; Pamela Maher & Patricia Darke & Robert Vaughan, 2002; Sandra Bell, 2003, 2004; Sandy Knaus & Jan Huml, 2005; Deborah R. Knight, 2006; Jacquelyn Beaudoin & Mary Walker & Deborah Knight, 2007; Mrs. Wilson S. Pike, 2008; Dennis & Pam Doyle & Alfredo Chacin, 2009; Linda G. Moore & B. Van Deman & C. Douglas & M. Walker & C. Cassidy, 2010; Linda G. Moore & B. Van Deman & C. Douglas & M. Walker & C. Cassidy, 2011; Linda G. Moore & B. Van Deman & C. Douglas & M. Walker & 2012; Susan Gray & Stacy Dobmeir, 2013; F. & C. Charest, Mark J. Ragusa & P. Ragusa, 2014; C. Douglas, G. White Jones, B. Van Deman & J. Beaudoin, 2015

The CH. Palm Hill's Tiger Lily, CD Perpetual Memorial Trophy

To be awarded to the Breeder of Best of Breed.  This memorial, being perpetual, a prize to commemorate the win will be presented each year at the annual American Spaniel Club Cocker Spaniel National Specialty.

Brigitte Berg, 1994; Genea White Jones, 1995; Sandy Baily and Diana Kane, 1996; Jeanne Silva, 1997; Dr. Peggy J. McCuen & Ken Smith & Jim Knight, 1998; Maureen Russo, 1999; Rebecca Rapoport, 2000; S. Fairbanks & P. Darke, 2001; S. Fairbanks & P. Darke, 2002; Sandra Bell, 2003, 2004; Sandy Knaus & Jan Huml, 2005; Deborah R. Knight, 2006; Deborah Knight, 2007; Mrs. Wilson S. Pike, 2008; Dennis & Pam Doyle, 2009; Linda Moore, 2010; Linda Moore, 2011; Linda Moore, 2012; Susan Gray & Stacy Dobmeir & Cheryl Wittlinger, 2013; Mark J. Ragusa & Pam Ragusa, 2014; Genea White Jones & Bruce Van Deman, 2015

The Artru Perpetual Memorial Trophy

To be awarded to Best of Variety ASCOB.  This memorial, being perpetual, a prize to commemorate the win will be presented each year at the annual American Spaniel Club Cocker Spaniel National Specialty.

Carolee Douglas & Jeanne & Christopher Silva, 1997; Ken Smith & Jim Knight, 1998; Annette Lurton & Gwen Wells, 1999; Patricia Darke & Robert Vaughan, 2000; Pamela Maher & Patricia Darke & Robert Vaughan, 2001; Pamela Maher & Patricia Darke & Robert Vaughan, 2002; Gina Killebrew, 2003; Carol Papp & Rosemary A Collins, 2004; Mark Steffen & Randy Price, 2005; Deborah R. Knight, 2006; Jacquelyn Beaudoin & Mary Walker & Deborah Knight, 2007;  Laurie Ferland, 2008; Dennis & Pam Doyle & Alfredo Chacin, 2009; Mark Steffan & Randy Price & Jeffery Hanlin Jr. 2010; Susan M. Gray & Stacy Dobmeier, 2011; Mary Walker, John Eggers & Stephanie Kaul, 2012; Susan Gray & Stacy Dobmeir, 2013; Regina Beinhauer & Candy Cohn, 2014; Sherry J Blondheim & Barry Blondheim, 2015

The Louise A. Milner Perpetual Memorial Trophy

To be awarded to the Breeder of Best of Variety Black.  This memorial, being perpetual, a prize to commemorate the win will be presented each year at the annual American Spaniel Cocker Spaniel National Specialty.

Jeanne E. Meister & Tracey L. Carroll, 2003; Julie Virosteck & Lois J. Wilson 2004; Sandy Knaus & Jan Huml, 2005; Janell Johnson, 2006; Adri & Coy Grimes, 2007; Mrs. Wilson S. Pike, 2008; Jeanne Meister & Tracy Carroll, 2009; Linda Moore, 2010; Linda Moore, 2011; Linda Moore, 2012; Pam & Mark Ragusa, 2013; Mark J. Ragusa & Pam Ragusa, 2014; Genea White Jones & Bruce Van Deman, 2015

The Eugene & Shirley Estel Perpetual Memorial Trophy

To be awarded to the Best Bred By in Show.  This memorial, being perpetual, a prize to commemorate the win will be presented each year at the annual American Spaniel Cocker Spaniel National Specialty.

Betty McClendon & Per Rismyhr, 2006; Stephanie McAlister & Judy Brickey, 2007; Joan Stallard & Michelle Mitchell, 2008; Cheryl Brown, 2009; Linda & David Donaldson 2010; Susan M. Gray & Stacy Dobmeier, 2011; Kim and Robert Young, 2012; Per Rismyhr, Nancy Goniprow, 2013; Jessica Brickett & Christopher Legath, 2014; Laura Heidrich, 2015

The Brookwood Perpetual Memorial Trophy

To be awarded to the owner of Black Winners Dog.  This memorial, being perpetual, a prize to commemorate the win will be presented each year at the annual American Cocker Spaniel National Specialty

Judy Gabbard & Beate Pruitt; 2009. Jeannie Grim; 2010; Michelle Mitchel, 2011; Deborah Knight, 2012; Frank Charest & Cathy Charest, 2013; Beate Pruitt & Megan Pruitt, 2014; Beate Pruitt & Megan Pruitt, 2015
 

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WHAT ABOUT THE CANINE INFLUENZA VIRUS?

If you're wondering about the steps the Purina Event Center is taking to keep your dog safe from the flu, you can read their protocol below and do your part as well.

Purina Farms Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2) Protocol

We have started to receive an influx of questions about canine flu lately, and this document is in an effort to accurately convey the facts about the virus and to outline our prevention protocol. The Canine Influenza Virus is highly contagious and the symptoms are similar to tracheobronchitis (kennel cough), however, the cough produced by the flu virus is often soft and moist. Ranging from mild to severe, H3N2 flu starts as an upper-respiratory illness depicted by a persistent cough, clear nasal discharge and low-grade fever combined with lethargy and reduced appetite.

An H3N2 infected dog is most contagious during the two- to four-day incubation period when they are shedding the virus in nasal secretions but not showing signs of illness. (Virtually all dogs exposed to the virus become infected; 80 percent of dogs develop a flu. like illness and the 20 percent that do not become sick can still spread the virus to other dogs.) Sick dogs showing signs of respiratory illness should be separated from other dogs for two weeks. Regarding transmission: A sick dog transmits the virus to another dog through saliva, coughing and sneezing, contaminated objects such as food and water bowls, toys, collars, and leashes, and by people moving between infected and uninfected dogs.  Purina Farms consulted with a veterinarian on our internal advisory council whose area of active research is infectious diseases and his recommendation, along with recommendations set forth by the American Veterinary Medical Association (see below), helped establish our protocol:

- We routinely disinfect all surfaces. We clean using a bleach solution at a 1 to 30 dilution as the virus can survive up to 48 hours on hard surfaces

- Staff have been instructed to wash with soap and water often when coming into contact with dogs or items that may have dog feces, urine, saliva or blood.

- Staff wash their uniforms every night since the virus can live on clothing for up to 12 hours

- Purina Farms also uses disinfectants like Wysiwash and Oxyquat, which are pet-friendly solutions that help kill bacteria, viruses and fungi including parvo. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility as an extra precautionary measure

- We do not provide community water bowls and would recommend no sharing of bowls in general

- We request that all clinically ill dogs as well as those with concerning symptoms not attend events on the property

- We encourage exhibitors to have their dogs vaccinated for H3N2 to lessen the signs.  There is a vaccine for this strain and it is a 2 shot series (one shot and then a booster 3-4 weeks later). This vaccine is not the same as the H3N8 vaccine.

What we recommend exhibitors do to prevent contracting this and/or spreading the virus:

- Dogs should avoid nose to nose contact with other dogs and no shared drinking bowls

- Avoid using the off-leash exercise area where dogs come into contact with each other

- Consider getting the 2-series vaccine for H3N2

- Use hand sanitizer available throughout the building & wash hands w/ soap & water often

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