Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010
For contribution to the Breed
Harriet has been breeding and showing quality Cocker Spaniels since 1956. (Note:) Harriet joined the ASC in 1963 and to this date there has been 199 documented champion cocker spaniels to carry the Kamps prefix. (www.cockers-online)
The dogs that she has bred have had a huge impact on our ASCOB and Parti-color lines and are still present in the pedigrees of many top breeding programs today. BIS Ch. Kamps’ Kaptain Kool, the top producing bitch, Ch. Kamps’ Kountry Kiss and Ch. Kamps’ Silversmith are just a few of the very well-known dogs that reflect the style, type and conformation that we covet for the show ring.
The moving picture of BIS Ch. Kamps’ Kaptain Kool in motion has been used for many years in various Cocker Spaniel breed books including the ASC blue book “The Cocker Spaniel” to illustrate correct movement in our breed.
Harriet has always been a generous mentor to many of us in the fancy and is graciously willing to share her wealth of knowledge about our breed. Her integrity is beyond question. She is a firm believer in striving to improve the health and welfare of the cocker spaniel and a supporter of our ASC Health Registry; in fact, Harriet is one of the few breeders who submitted dogs for the first registry in 1976 and has continued listing dogs for the past 33 years.
Harriet has served on the ASC Board of Directors, on our standards committee and has been a long-time member and officer of the Maryland Cocker Spaniel Club. She has truly been a positive influence on our beloved breed and is deserving of recognition for all her accomplishments. Harriet was inducted into the American Spaniel Club Hall of Fame at the annual meeting this January for her contributions to the breed.
Regina M. Beinhauer