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National Specialty Futurity

Important Futurity Notice
Eye papers must be dated within one year of breeding date, unless the sire and/or dam are listed in the Permanent Health Registry

Futurity July 2017

Judge: Tony Skinner

July Futurity Chair

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Futurity Chair
P.O. Box 431
Marlborough, NH 03455
603-876-4894

For nominating your bitches use the following checklist.
Futurity Checklist As the breeder, are your dues paid so you remain a member in good standing?
Futurity Checklist Are sire and dam over 2 years old?
Futurity Checklist Do both sire and dam have OFA/PennHips/other countries certification numbers?
Futurity Checklist Have both sire and dam had their eyes examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist after age 2 and within the 12 months before the breeding? Don’t miss out because you have old eye exams and don’t get new ones done until after the breeding.
Futurity Checklist Send in the paperwork to nominate the bitch before the litter is whelped.
Futurity Checklist Then remember to enroll your puppies by the deadlines.

PDF fileRules and Puppy Enrollment Form and Bitch Nomination Form for Cocker Spaniel Futurity

ASC will receive donations based on the participation of breeders and puppy owners in our club’s Futurity program. Purina will donate:

  • $10 for each Futurity nominated litter
  • $2 for each Futurity enrolled puppy, and
  • $25 for each Futurity enrolled puppy that earns it AKC Conformation Championship title.

In addition to the donations listed above, the Nestle Purina Pet Care Company will send Recognition Awards for all Futurity nominated puppies that achieve their AKC Conformation Championship titles, and will award the Pro Plan Futurity Alliance Trophy, an original Danny Quest bronze on marble base, to the breeder of each Best In Futurity puppy.

Purina Futurity TrophyPurina

ASC will also receive donations based on the participation of breeders and owners of nominated litters and/or puppies in the Purina Pro Club loyalty program. When our club’s Cocker Spaniel Futurity participants are members of the Pro Club, they will earn valuable Purina Points for every purchased pound of participating Purina brand dog foods. The American Spaniel Club can also earn 10% of the value of all points from valid weight circles credited to our Futurity participants’ Pro Club accounts.

To enroll in the Purina Pro Club, call 1-877-PRO-CLUB (1-877-776-2582) or visit the Purina Pro Club website.

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.

 


HUNT TEST ANNOUNCED


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 Carolee Douglas at jdouglas73@comcast.net.


Harvey Update - ASCF Disaster Relief Fund (click here)


The Board has appointed the following members to the Zone Nominating Committees.

They will start work later this month and will nominate candidates to serve as your Zone Director and Alternate Zone Director. These individuals serve for a 2-year term. The Zone Director is responsible for attending specialty shows around the Zone and keeping zone members informed about what is happening with ASC. The Zone Director will also attend 2 Board meetings a year and participate in conference calls approximately monthly. If you are interested in being nominated for any of these positions, please contact a committee member or members.

Zone 1 Committee
Bonnie Pike, chair
Kim Valvolo
Peggy Kotek
Karen Osper, alternate

Zone 2 Committee
Lindy Bennett, chair
Cheryl Brown
Jackie Cavallin
Erin Baker, alternate

Zone 3 Committee
Genea Jones, chair
Terri Procunier
Susan Gray
Laura English, alternate

Zone 4 Committee
Patricia Elkins, chair
Eilene White
DiAnn Prock

Zone 5 Committee
Barbara Shaw, chair
Beth Moore
Diane Hill
Laurie Foley, alternate

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Linda Moore.

***************************** 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