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Thyroid Profile

  • All dogs must be at least two years old when tested and cannot be on thyroid medication within three months of the test.
  • The thyroid test must include a complete thyroid profile which includes autoantibody testing:
    • Total Thyroxine (TT4) - Total Triiodothyronine (TT3)
    • Free (Unbound) T4 (FT4) - Free (Unbound) T3 (FT3)
    • T4 Autoantibody – T3 Autoantibody
  • Currently, there are only a few labs in the US that conduct the autoantibody testing. Only reports from these labs will be accepted.
    • Animal Health Diagnostic Lab, Veterinary Endocrinology Section, Michigan State University, PO Box 30076, Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 353-0621
    • Hemopet, for Professional Animal Lab, 17672 A Cowan Avenue, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92714 (714) 252-8455
    • Currently the Animal Health Diagnostic Lab also reports the Thyroglobulin Autoantibody (TgAA). This test became available in June 1998. An elevation in TgAA may indicate a predilection towards autoimmune thyroiditis and can be an earlier detection of the disease. If reported, TgAA will also be included in the registry. It will be listed as Normal or Elevated. However, an elevation in TgAA does not necessarily result in autoimmune thyroiditis. Rechecks are important on these dogs.
    • The laboratory report must contain: date of test, registration number of the dog (instead of name), the name of the owner(s), and the veterinarian's name, address and phone number. So the Registrar can identify the dog, the owner must add the dog's registered name to the lab report, or attach a copy of the dog's registration certificate to the lab report. The veterinarian's signature must be on the lab report with a statement that the dog was not on thyroid treatment within three months prior to the time of the blood test.
    • The original laboratory report must be sent. No photocopies will be accepted.
    • Annual testing is recommended, especially during the two to six year age period, but is not required. See introduction above re: listing – current vs. not current.


Earlier the National Nominating Committee presented the following nominees to serve 2-year terms (1-18 to 1-20) as officers of the club.:


President — Diane Kepley 

1st VP — Julie Virosteck 

2nd VP — Kathy Egeland-Brock


Now the Zone Nominating Committees have finished their work and are nominating the following individuals to serve as Directors and Alternates for 2-Year terms (1-18 until 1-20).


Zone 1 

Director — Stacy Dobmeier; Alternate — Vivian Hudson


Zone 2

Director — Dale Ward; Alternate — Karin Linde Klerholm


Zone 3

Director — Bonnie Buell; Alternate — Lisa Arnett


Zone 4

Director — Linda McLean; Alternate — Lane Tarantino 


Zone 5

Director — Alan Santos; Alternate — DeAnn Jepson


Any members who were not nominated by these committees may run by petition received by the Secretary on or before November 15th. Requirements for the petitions are contained in Article IV, Section 2 of the bylaws found on the ASC website under Documents.


Just a reminder that the ASC Board is soliciting member input prior to taking action on the proposed bylaw changes. The 30 day comment period ends on October 28, 2017.

Please post any comments or questions to the ASC Yahoo List or send your comments to me, Tony Stallard, privately if you so desire. a4r4s4@aol.com 


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 
Patrician Petraglia at px3@msn.com

Harvey Update - ASCF Disaster Relief Fund (click here)


***************************** 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 

Latest report from Dr. Aguirre/University of PA cataract study

ASCF WEBINAR Report and Presentation