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Margaret M. Saari

Margaret M. SaariInducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011
For contribution to the Organization

Margaret M. Saari, D.V.M. has been compiling “Top Dog” records since 1953. Her statistics were first published that year in “The Cocker Spaniel Visitor”. After the Visitor they were published in “The American Cocker Review”, and “The Cocker Spaniel Leader”. They are now in the “Cocker Classic” and the “American Spaniel Club, Inc. Bulletin”. Her records were published in the 1976 American Spaniel Club, Inc. book and the 1881-1981 American Spaniel Club, Inc. two volume Centennial books.

Marge’s dedication to the fancy is above and beyond the ordinary for her monthly reporting for almost 60 years. There is much history in her records including the “Top Winners”, “Top Producers” and “Top Breeders” for every year. She is famous for her commitment to documenting these records for us, the Cocker Spaniel Fancy.

Marge is the ongoing American Spaniel Club chair for the “Top Dog” committee and serves on the “Archival Project Work Group”. She served as the American Spaniel Club “Health” chair from it’s inception through 2009. She was also the “Show Chair” for the first Zone 4 show in 1962.

To do what she has done for so many years is much more than just adding numbers next to names, it has been a tool that all breeders have taken for granted, and found to be extremely useful to the betterment of the breed. Her work is priceless and the list of honorees in the Hall of Fame would not be complete without honoring her legacy and her contributions to the Organization. Marge was inducted into the American Spaniel Club Hall of Fame, January 2011.

Kathy Egeland Brock and Friends


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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. 






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:



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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Pharmacy: (215) 898-7881


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. 

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