The American Spaniel Club is the parent club for the Cocker Spaniel. It is also a dedicated supporter of the Flushing Spaniel breeds. ASC hosts two venues each year. * The show in January is dedicated to the Flushing Breeds, and is know as "The Annual ASC Flushing Spaniel Show." * The show in July is dedicated to the Cocker Spaniel, and is hosted by a different Zone each year.
The American Kennel Club, www.akc.org The mission of the American Kennel Club is to:
* Maintain a registry for purebred dogs and preserve its integrity. * Sanction dog events that promote interest in, and sustain the process of, breeding for type and function of purebred dogs. * Take whatever actions necessary to protect and assure the continuation of the sport of purebred dogs.
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) : www.offa.org The objectives of the OFA are to: * To collate and disseminate information concerning orthopedic and genetic diseases of animals. * To advise, encourage and establish control programs to lower the incidence of orthopedic and genetic diseases. * To encourage and finance research in orthopedic and genetic disease in animals. * To receive funds and make grants to carry out these objectives.