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The Ruby Perpetual Memorial Award

The Ruby Perpetual Memorial Award
Established July 2000
First Awarded January 2001

The Ruby Perpetual Memorial Award was established by the American Spaniel Club, Inc., together with the Friends of Ruby, to honor the achievements of CH. Pett's Southwest Breeze, SH, MH, CD, WDX, the first Cocker Spaniel ever to attain this group of titles. The Ruby Memorial Award recognizes the comprehensive achievement of any Cocker Spaniel who earns all titles carried by Ruby.

The Ruby Perpetual Memorial Award reflects a high level of performance and breed type as defined in the breed standard and tested in competition and trials.

The Award will be given when an ASC member in good standing submits the following documentation to the Secretary of the American Spaniel Club
  • Copy of the dog's AKC Registration certificate,
  • Copy of the AKC Conformation title certificate,
  • Copy of the AKC Obedience title certificate,
  • Copy of the AKC Master Hunter certificate, and a
  • Copy of the AKC Working Dog Excellence title certificate.
The Cocker Spaniel being considered for the Award, must be owned by a member(s) of ASC while the Titles were achieved.

The Ruby Perpetual Memorial Award will be a framed Michael Allen print of CH. Pett's Southwest Breeze, SH, MH, CD, WDX., with an engraved nameplate featuring the name of the Cocker Spaniel, its owner and the year it was awarded.

The Ruby Perpetual Memorial Award will be presented at some time during the January ASC Flushing Spaniel Show in recognition of the honor and prestige it carries.

The ballots to vote on the proposed standard revisions were mailed to all ASC members on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  In returning the ballots, please follow the instructions in order to insure that you are sending in valid ballots. There are four ballots, one for each proposed change.

The ballots MUST BE RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017 to be valid.



ASC will be hosting a hunt test open to all registered breeds of flushing spaniels, Airedale Terriers, Irish Water Spaniels, and select Retriever breeds. This hunt test will be held on October 28 & 29, 2017 in Jacobus, Pennsylvania. Any one that is interested in receiving a premium list for this test or for being tested for the WD/WDX please contact Carolee Douglas at jdouglas73@comcast.net.

Harvey Update - ASCF Disaster Relief Fund (click here)

The Board has appointed the following members to the Zone Nominating Committees.

They will start work later this month and will nominate candidates to serve as your Zone Director and Alternate Zone Director. These individuals serve for a 2-year term. The Zone Director is responsible for attending specialty shows around the Zone and keeping zone members informed about what is happening with ASC. The Zone Director will also attend 2 Board meetings a year and participate in conference calls approximately monthly. If you are interested in being nominated for any of these positions, please contact a committee member or members.

Zone 1 Committee
Bonnie Pike, chair
Kim Valvolo
Peggy Kotek
Karen Osper, alternate

Zone 2 Committee
Lindy Bennett, chair
Cheryl Brown
Jackie Cavallin
Erin Baker, alternate

Zone 3 Committee
Genea Jones, chair
Terri Procunier
Susan Gray
Laura English, alternate

Zone 4 Committee
Patricia Elkins, chair
Eilene White
DiAnn Prock

Zone 5 Committee
Barbara Shaw, chair
Beth Moore
Diane Hill
Laurie Foley, alternate

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Linda Moore.

***************************** FLUSHING SPANIEL SHOW 2018 U P D A T E *****************************

Due to unforeseen delays with the building improvement construction, the Knoxville Exhibition Center will not be ready in time for our January show. Therefore, we will move the show to the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park (2201 E. Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville).

The venue is a short 5 ½ miles (approximately 10 min.) drive from the Holiday Inn. The Knoxville Convention Center team has committed to making this unexpected transition as seamless as possible. We are working with Visit Knoxville (Convention & Visitors Bureau) to provide shuttle service for our members and guests to/from the Holiday Inn and the show venue.

More information will be available shortly as the Show Committee works on the logistics of the Show.  For now, we recommend that everyone who has reservations at the Holiday Inn, KEEP them. The few motels located by the facility are not recommended by the KCC or Chilhowee Park management. However, if you would like to cancel your reservation, please DO NOT call the Holiday Inn.  Please contact Jane Williams.  We have a waiting list for rooms and we need to facilitate the room change or the room will go back to general hotel inventory. 

ASC 2017 National Specialty DVD Clips

Best in Futurity July 2017

Best of Breed  July 2017

Junior handlers July 2017 

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ASCF WEBINAR Report and Presentation