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National Specialty Visitor Information

NOTE * * * The information about the block of rooms in the Bulletin is incorrect. We do NOT have a block at the Wildwood Hotel. They are oversold by 21 rooms for Saturday night with 3 wedding parties and a PTA group. 


The block is set up at The Holiday Inn and is ready to accept reservations.  We are making a few changes this year since last minute cancellations in past years have reduced our available block of rooms to 40 this year.

*  Maximum number of rooms any person will be able to book is two.

*  Approximately one month prior all guests with this group will be required to pay $100.00 per room deposit on the credit card you used to guarantee the room. This deposit goes towards the balance of your stay.  If you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to arrival this deposit is non-refundable.   This is now a standard procedure for most hotels in the area.


We hope this will make it fairer so all the rooms aren't snapped up by people reserving 3-5 rooms at a time and will allow the hotel enough time to rent rooms in the block that have been cancelled.  


You can call and reserve in the ASC block.  They have few, if any, King rooms available.  Both King and rooms with 2 Queen beds are $149/night.  Maximum 5 people per room & 3 dogs per room.  $35 non-refundable charge per stay for dogs.


Holiday Inn at Six Flags

4901 Six Flags Road

Eureka, MO 63025



Identify the group name as ASC / American Spaniel Club


Make reservations for the July show early.


Other available hotels:

Best Western, Washington, MO
Comfort Inn, Pacific, MO  636-257-4600

Drury Inn Southwest, Valley  Park, MO  800-861-8300

Drury Inn Fenton, Fenton, MO  800-378-7946

Eureka EconoLodge, Eureka MO  800-553-2666

Eureka Super 8, Eureka, MO   636-938-4368




Purina Event Center has RV accommodations with 74 FULL HOOKUP spaces available with water, electricity, and sewer. The cost is $35 per night, regardless of size. Reservations are being accepted on first-come, first-serve basis. Parking will be in designated spaces assigned by the RV Chairperson – Deb Shanks, Overnight Parking Chairman; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Reserve your space by completing the RV Reservation Form and submitting the form with your check (to ASC). 


RV’s are accomodated at the Event Center, and spaces are assigned as follows:


To reserve a space please use the Order form. 


ASC Cocker Spaniel National 2017 RV Parking Space Assignments:


• Those using the RV area are subject to all parking rules and regulations.

• Each space has room to park two additional cars next to your RV or Camper.

• Showers are available 24/7.

• All spaces have both 30/50 AMP service.

• Bring extra lengths of water and sewer hose, as the hookups will be at one end on a pedestal.

• All spaces are marked, but there will be additional easy-to-read space numbers.

• If you are arriving earlier than Wednesday, July 19, 2017, or leaving later than Monday, July 24, you must make arrangements directly with the Purina Event Center office.

• Please check-in upon arrival for your parking pass and assistance with RV parking. Your parking pass MUST be Visible at all times.

• *ASC and Purina Farms are not responsible or liable for any security issues or thefts from RV’s during this event. Be sure to always secure your unit when you leave it.


Deb Shanks, Overnight Parking Chairman; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; (309) 467-9951


RV Rentals


Byerly RV - 295 E. 5th St. ; Eureka MO 63025 ; 800-878-3325 


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M.B. Thomas RV Sales - 275 Lemay Ferry Rd. ; St. Louis, MO 63125 ; 800-392-5655

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION REGARDING PROPOSED STANDARD REVISIONS: The ASC Board of Directors has decided that the best ways to provide information and conduct the discussion about the proposed Breed Standard Revisions are to 1) put all of the comments from the Breed Standard Survey on the ASC Website under the Member Zone; and 2) conduct all discussions and debate about the proposed revisions on the ASC Yahoo List. Accordingly, ASC members will have to log in to the Member Zone to review the comments from the survey and will need to be signed up for the ASC Yahoo List. Also, ASC members can make their comments known to the AKC Board of Directors during the 60-day comment period. These comments will be provided to ASC.


The Breed Survey comments are now on the Member Zone for ASC members’ review. The comments are under the Board Minutes section.


To sign up for the ASC Yahoo List go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ASC_membership and click “Join Group.” One of the administrators will approve you.

CLICK HERE to Order ASC Flushing Show Video/DVDs

Below are the links to youtube clips of the 2017 Flushing Spaniel show.

News on the Cataract Research Project - Updated 12/31/2016



This is a quote I love with regard to volunteering - “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

Needless to say in an all-volunteer organization like the American Spaniel Club and the American Spaniel Club Foundation, volunteers make a vital difference because neither organization would exist without dedicated volunteers. Simply stated -- volunteers are essential for the health and well-being of both Clubs and ultimately our beloved flushing spaniels.

Studies show that there are six main reasons people volunteer: to make a difference in others’ lives; to support an organization or cause; to learn something new; to develop personally or professionally; to feel better about themselves; and to meet people. In other words, volunteering is personal. Advertisements that simply state an organization needs volunteers are not generally successful and I know ASC and ASCF have both found that to be true. However, just think if you could make a difference, support a cause you love (cocker spaniels and the other flushing breeds), feel good in accomplishing an important goal, and meet other people who also love spaniels, wouldn’t you want to volunteer?

As the ASC Board announced at the National Specialty in July, ASC has embarked on a strategic plan to make ASC stronger and more relevant in today’s world of pure bred dogs. There are many areas in which ASC needs help – ASC communications, including a new breed magazine, social media, the new website, breeders education, judges education and public education; membership development and events; marketing; branding; national conformation and performance events; and field events. To accomplish this strategic plan a wide variety of volunteers are needed.

I know ASC has an amazingly talented membership with diverse experiences and expertise that can help ASC accomplish its strategic goals. Accordingly, ASC would like to be sure its knows about your expertise and interests. In ASC’s Annual Mailing, which everyone should have received by now, and on the ASC website and by survey monkey, there is a Volunteer Interest Form. PLEASE fill out the form and return it to either Dee Torgerson Rismyhr or Laurie Foley. From the Annual Mailing, Laurie has already received a number of completed forms. Thank you to those members for your immediate response, but we need a response from everyone!

To give one's time and talent for a good cause is a special feeling. And to see what a group like ASC’s membership can accomplish will be amazing. WON’T YOU HELP? WON”T YOU VOLUNTEER?

I am always open to hearing your thoughts, so email me anytime at lmoore@estesokon.com

January 2016 - UPDATED NEWS ON Cocker Spaniel Cataract Research 

View Dr. Aguirre's Presentation on Cataracts & His Research Project

ASC and ASCF Join forces to Fund Cocker Spaniel Cataract Research !!

Click HERE to Make a tax-deductible donation NOW to the genetic cataract research project - Please Support our Cockers!!