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2018 Flushing Spaniel Show Report

Flushing Spaniel Best In Show


Congratulations to the winner of Best in Show at the 98th American Spaniel Club Flushing Spaniel Club Show – ASCOB Cocker Spaniel GCHP Silverhall Strike Force!

Striker is bred by Bonnie and Wilson Pike, owned by Regina Beinhauer and Carolee Douglas, and handled by Mike Pitts.

Judge Mrs. Mary Ann Alston selected the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel from a stunning lineup of some of the nation’s top-winning flushing spaniels.  The American Spaniel Club was also honored to have Mr. Jim Reynolds of Canada and Mr. Nigel Worth of Wales, as well as Mr. Richard Bowling, Mr. Russell Hornfisher, Mr. Sam Houston McDonald, Mr. Doug McFarlane, and Mr. Calvin Ward on this year’s panel of judges.

Read more: 2018 Flushing Spaniel Show Report

Voting Results for Standard Change

All of the ballots regarding the proposed changes to the Cocker Spaniel Breed Standard have been counted. The only proposed change that passed was to add the disqualification for blue eyes or blue specks in the eye. 


The results are as follows:

  • Blue Eyes DQ: Passed 
  • Undocked Tails:  Failed
  • Solid Sable: Failed
  • Parti Sable: Failed

Read more: Voting Results for Standard Change


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.

Debbie Knight
January Futurity Chair
P.O. Box 431
Marlborough, NH 03455
PDF fileFuturity Form