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Welcome to the website of American Spaniel Club, Inc. (“ASC”).

The ASC owns and operates this web site (the “Web Site”) as a service to its visitors subject to these Terms and Conditions of Use and all modifications thereto, in addition to guidelines that may be published from time to time by ASC (the “Terms”).  By entering and/or using this and other web sites owned, operated or maintained by ASC or the American Spaniel Club Foundation, Inc. (“ASCF”) you, the user, accept and agree to be bound by the Terms.  ASC reserves the right to modify the Terms at any time, and without actual notice to you.  All such changes to these Terms will appear on this Web Site.  By entering and/or using this Web Site following any modifications to the Terms, you agree to be bound by any such modifications to the Terms.  Please check the Terms whenever you use the Web Site to determine whether the Terms have changed.



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You may be able to link to third parties’ web sites (“Linked Sites”) from this Web Site. Linked Sites are not, however, reviewed, controlled, or examined by ASC or ASCF in any way and ASC and ASCF are not responsible for the content, availability, advertising, products, or other materials of any such Linked Sites, or any additional links contained therein. These links do not imply ASC or ASCF endorsement of or association with the Linked Sites and ASC and ASCF make no representations as to the quality, suitability, functionality, or legality of any sites to which links may be provided, and you hereby waive any claim you have against the ASC Parties with respect to such sites. It is your sole responsibility to comply with the appropriate terms of service of the Linked Sites as well as with any other obligation under copyright, secrecy, defamation, decency, privacy, security, and export laws related to the use of such Linked Sites and any content contained thereon. You should be aware that the privacy policies at the Linked Sites may be different from the privacy policy governing this Web Site (see below). It is your sole responsibility to read and adhere to the privacy policies of the Linked Sites. ASC and ASCF shall not be responsible for the use of any information that you may submit to the Linked Sites. Further, in no event shall ASC or ASCF be liable, directly or indirectly, to anyone for any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by the creation or use of the Linked Sites or the information or material accessed through these Linked Sites. You should direct any concerns to the administrators or webmasters of these respective Linked Sites. ASC reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to add, change, decline, or remove, without notice, any feature or link to any of the Linked Sites from the ASC Web Site and/or introduce different features or links to different users.


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Your use of this Web Site is governed by federal, state and local laws.  All matters relating to your access and use of this Web Site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Texas as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed in the State of Texas.  Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms, the Web Site, your use of this Web Site or the goods or services provided on this Web Site shall be resolved through binding arbitration using the then current rules of the American Arbitration Association.  This means that if you have a grievance with us, you cannot take us to court.  Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party.  All arbitration shall take place in Dallas County, Texas or a location of our choice.  This provision does not prevent us from seeking interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction as necessary to protect our rights or property pending the completion of arbitration.


When you submit a request or electronically pass information to ASC or ASCF (including, but not limited to, comments, feedback, credit card information or banking information), you are sometimes asked to provide certain information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address. We ask for this personally identifiable information in order to facilitate your requests, provide personalized service and communicate separately with you. Except as otherwise set forth herein, we do not sell, trade, or rent your personally identifiable information with any third parties outside of ASC or ASCF.

Because we rely on third party commercial software and programs to operate our servers, we may inadvertently collect personal information due to certain automatic functions or features contained in such software or due to certain software changes or upgrades. We will use reasonable efforts to remove any such information after we discover such information in our system. If you know of any such unintended collections, please notify us promptly so we can take the necessary action to remove such information from our system.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this privacy policy at any time. Your continued use of the Web Site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept these changes.


ASC and ASCF take security very seriously. However, due to the open communication nature of the Internet, ASC and ASCF cannot guarantee that communications between you and ASC or ASCF, and ASC or ASCF and you, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. Users of the Web Site use the Web Site at their own risk.


If any part of these Terms is held illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, in whole or in part, the Terms shall be modified to the minimum extent necessary to correct any deficiencies and such illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability shall not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms.

April 12, 2010.


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:


BALLOT 1: Proposed change to include disqualification for blue eyes:

Number of ballots returned 710

Invalid ballots 2

Total number of valid ballots 708


Number required to pass (2/3s) 472


Number of Yes votes 512 (72.32%)


Number of No votes 196 (27.68%)


This proposed change passed.


BALLOT 2: Proposed change to include undocked tails:


Number of ballots returned 708


Invalid ballots 2


Total number of valid ballots 706


Number required to pass (2/3s) 471


Number of Yes votes 324 (45. 89%)


Number of No votes 382 (54.11%)


This proposed change did not pass.


BALLOT 3: Proposed change to include solid sable:


Number of ballots returned 709


Invalid ballots 2


Total number of valid ballots 707


Number required to pass (2/3s) 471


Number of Yes votes 337 (47. 67%)


Number of No votes 370 (52.33%)


This proposed change did not pass.


BALLOT 4: Proposed change to include parti-color sable:


Number of ballots returned 706


Invalid ballots 2


Total number of valid ballots 704


Number required to pass (2/3s) 469


Number of Yes votes 336 (47. 73%)


Number of No votes 368 (52.27%)


This proposed change did not pass.


This has been a thoughtful, vigorously debated, and sometimes contentious process, but the membership has spoken. For the good of ASC and the love of our breed, I hope, and I think we will, all move forward together.


Linda Moore 



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.


Just a reminder that the ASC Board is soliciting member input prior to taking action on the proposed bylaw changes. The 30 day comment period ends on October 28, 2017.

Please post any comments or questions to the ASC Yahoo List or send your comments to me, Tony Stallard, privately if you so desire. a4r4s4@aol.com 


***** 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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