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Louis and Ida Hamsher

Louis and Ida HamsherInducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998
For contribution to the breed

"Bud" and his favorite gal Ida whose red hair was outshone only by her blazing interest and dedication to the Cocker Spaniel were a couple who exemplified everything an ASC member should strive to be as a breeder and as a member of the fancy. Whether in their breeding program that produced at least 43 conformation champions along with multiple Obedience titled cockers the total Cocker Spaniel was this couple's consistent dream and aim. Quality and never quantity was the name of the game at Shiloh Dell. Probably the best known Shiloh Dell dog was Jason Abrams' Ch. Shiloh Dell Salute who was a top winner as well as an outstanding stud dog.

Bud and Ida were outspoken and very definite when it came to any controversial cocker issue. You always knew where they stood. Many a neophyte learned at this couple's knees and were better for it. For 13 years Ida was an Obedience judge. Bud was a popular arbiter of not just cockers but of multiple groups and BIS including assignments at ASC shows. Ida left us in1992 and Bud about a year after her. This couple is a splendid example of what it means to be a real breeder and deserve their place in the ASC Hall of Fame.

Lloyd Alton and Bill Gorodner, ASC Archival Work Group

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