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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.



The Web Site is intended to provide information about and communications from ASC and ASCF to ASC members and the general public.

The operations, businesses, and properties found in the Web Site are owned or operated by ASC.


The information contained on this Web Site, unless otherwise indicated, constitutes intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights) of ASC or ASCF and are protected by state and federal law.  Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, you may not download or save a copy of the Web Site or any portion thereof, for any purpose.  These web pages or any portions thereof may not be reproduced or redistributed for commercial gain.  Subject to copyright notice and the trademark use/link limitations contained in these Terms, you may, however, print a copy of individual screens appearing as part of the Web Site solely for your personal, non-commercial, or non-profit educational use, provided that any marks, logos, copyright notices, or other legends that appear on the copied screens remain on, and are not removed from the printed or stored images of any such screens.  Except as expressly permitted, you may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt, create derivative works from, or in any way use the content of the Web Site.

Only if you obtain prior written consent from us may you publish, copy, display, or commercially use any material from the Web Site. If permission is granted by us and by all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property, you may not change or delete any author attribution, trademark, legend, or copyright notice.  Further, you may not use any ASC or ASCF logos without the prior written consent of ASC or ASCF.  All trademark and copyrighted material contained herein that are not owned by ASC or ASCF are reserved by their respective owners.  Permission to use such intellectual property should be obtained from the owner


THIS WEB SITE AND THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.  FURTHER, ASC AND ASCF sdisclaim any and all warranties concerning the availability, ACCESSIbility, accuracy, appropriateness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness of the content of the web site.  this disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injuries occurring as a result of: (i) any error, omission, deletion, or defect in the content, or (ii) any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of record, unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence, defamation, or any other cause of action. ASC AND ASCF do not warrant or guarantee: (i) that any portion of the web site will be free of infection by viruses, worms, trojan horses, or anything else manifesting contaminating or destructive properties; or (ii) that access to the web site will be uninterrupted or error-free.


Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall ASC or ASCF be liable to any party for: (i) any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential (including, but not limited to, damages for business interruption, loss of business profits, loss of programs, or loss of information), or any other damages arising out of or in connection with this web site, the materials on this web site, these terms or the availability, use, reliance on, or inability to use this web site or the materials on this web site or (ii) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies in, or destructive properties of the web site. In no event shall ASC or ASCF’s total liability to you herein, for any claim or action arising from use of the web site (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed $100.  some states or jurisdictions do not allow the FOregoing limitations of liability, so they may not apply to you. in such event, the lowest limitation of liability permitted in such state will apply to any liability by ASC and/or ascf.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold ASC, ASCF and their officers, directors, agents, members, employees and representatives (“ASC Parties”) harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, incurred by any ASC Party in connection with: (i) any use or alleged use of the Web Site or materials by you or any person, whether or not authorized by you; (ii) your violation of the Terms; and (iii) your violation of the rights of any other party or entity


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.


Unless specifically requested, ASC does not solicit nor does it wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary information or other material from you through the Web Site, by e-mail, or in any other way. By submitting or sending information or other material to ASC or ASCF you represent and warrant that the information is original to you and that no other party has any rights to the material. By submitting or sending information or other material to ASC or ASCF you grant ASC and ASCF the royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You also agree that any and all rights in posted materials have been waived. You agree and acknowledge that by using this Web Site, any and all communications and/or information transmitted by you to or through the Web Site will not be treated as confidential or proprietary.


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.

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If you're wondering about the steps the Purina Event Center is taking to keep your dog safe from the flu, you can read their protocol below and do your part as well.

Purina Farms Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2) Protocol

We have started to receive an influx of questions about canine flu lately, and this document is in an effort to accurately convey the facts about the virus and to outline our prevention protocol. The Canine Influenza Virus is highly contagious and the symptoms are similar to tracheobronchitis (kennel cough), however, the cough produced by the flu virus is often soft and moist. Ranging from mild to severe, H3N2 flu starts as an upper-respiratory illness depicted by a persistent cough, clear nasal discharge and low-grade fever combined with lethargy and reduced appetite.

An H3N2 infected dog is most contagious during the two- to four-day incubation period when they are shedding the virus in nasal secretions but not showing signs of illness. (Virtually all dogs exposed to the virus become infected; 80 percent of dogs develop a flu. like illness and the 20 percent that do not become sick can still spread the virus to other dogs.) Sick dogs showing signs of respiratory illness should be separated from other dogs for two weeks. Regarding transmission: A sick dog transmits the virus to another dog through saliva, coughing and sneezing, contaminated objects such as food and water bowls, toys, collars, and leashes, and by people moving between infected and uninfected dogs.  Purina Farms consulted with a veterinarian on our internal advisory council whose area of active research is infectious diseases and his recommendation, along with recommendations set forth by the American Veterinary Medical Association (see below), helped establish our protocol:

- We routinely disinfect all surfaces. We clean using a bleach solution at a 1 to 30 dilution as the virus can survive up to 48 hours on hard surfaces

- Staff have been instructed to wash with soap and water often when coming into contact with dogs or items that may have dog feces, urine, saliva or blood.

- Staff wash their uniforms every night since the virus can live on clothing for up to 12 hours

- Purina Farms also uses disinfectants like Wysiwash and Oxyquat, which are pet-friendly solutions that help kill bacteria, viruses and fungi including parvo. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility as an extra precautionary measure

- We do not provide community water bowls and would recommend no sharing of bowls in general

- We request that all clinically ill dogs as well as those with concerning symptoms not attend events on the property

- We encourage exhibitors to have their dogs vaccinated for H3N2 to lessen the signs.  There is a vaccine for this strain and it is a 2 shot series (one shot and then a booster 3-4 weeks later). This vaccine is not the same as the H3N8 vaccine.

What we recommend exhibitors do to prevent contracting this and/or spreading the virus:

- Dogs should avoid nose to nose contact with other dogs and no shared drinking bowls

- Avoid using the off-leash exercise area where dogs come into contact with each other

- Consider getting the 2-series vaccine for H3N2

- Use hand sanitizer available throughout the building & wash hands w/ soap & water often