Iris Trophy

Mepal Iris was whelped in 1904, sired by Ch Mepal Shotover x Mepal Bella. Her photograph can be seen in all ASC History books.

In 1999 we discovered the TL Manson Cup for Best Cocker Spaniel at Westminster for sale at auction on the Internet. The trophy is a handsome sterling water pitcher and was won by parti colored cocker bitch, Mepal Iris, in 1906. The show was also the Jubilee celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the American Spaniel Club. In addition to the trophy Iris won a dozen other special prizes that day.

The breeder owner was Mepal Kennels, Mr. Hildreth Kennedy Bloodgood of New Marlborough, MA. Bloodgood served 14 years as president of ASC and was still in office when he died in 1919. He was inducted into the ASC Hall of Fame in 2005.
TL Manson Cup



Ch. Mepal`s Iris
Ch. Mepal's Iris, Winners Bitch (Parti-color), ASC Jubilee Show, 1906.

In her lifetime, Iris won 93 prizes...more than any other Mepal cocker. Mepal Kennels never won Best In Show at Westminster, but three cockers have done so--Midkiff Seductive 1921, Ch. My Own Brucie, 1940 and 1941 and Ch. Carmor's Rise and Shine, 1954. The Iris pedigree was behind the latter winners while Ch. Baby Ruth was behind all three top winners.

Iris Trophy at ASC in 2001



The Iris trophy was donated by the American Spaniel Club to the AKC Archives in NY and is displayed in a glass case in the Library to forever be preserved for Cocker Spaniel history.

Wilma Parker, ASC Curator

  

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UPenn Survey 

January 9, 2018

 

ASC received this request from the University of Pennsylvania regarding its Diabetes Program.  Please click on the link and take the survey. 

 

 

https://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/internal-medicine/diabetes-program 

 

 

Dear Officers, Board, and Chairs of the American Spaniel Club,

I am writing to ask for your help with Dr. Hess and my research project at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school. We need many thousands of dog owners to complete our short 5 minute online survey (details included in the link) at:

https://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/internal-medicine/diabetes-program

 

Any and ALL dog owners can complete the survey, regardless of health status and whether the dog has diabetes.

We were wondering if you would be able to extend this survey to your members (via email to group lists) and/or post the link onto your website. Posting and sharing our link on social media is strongly encouraged to reach the general dog owner population (and Cocker Spaniels across America!). We have been fortunate enough to receive support from the AKC and other breed clubs, whom are promoting the survey to their members and on their websites.

Every dog is valuable to this study and your assistance would be immensely appreciated by us (and dogs alike!). Please let me know if you can help. Thank you very much!

- Dr. Stephen Cai and Dr. Rebecka Hess

Stephen Cai
Internal Medicine Resident
University of Pennsylvania

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IF YOU HAVE A DOG PLEASE COMPLETE OUR SURVEY:

Thank you! 

 


 

 

Board nominees to serve 2-year terms 

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.

 


 

***** 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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