Cocker Spaniel Breed Council

Welcome to The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council Website

The Breed Council was formed on the 17 th March 1968. At the inaugural meeting 18 regional Breed Clubs from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were represented. It now consists of 22 Breed Clubs.

The Breed Council holds two meetings a year – one in the spring, and the other in the autumn. The spring meeting is the Annual General Meeting, where Officers are nominated from the 22 member Breed Clubs. The items to be discussed at any meeting are either proposed by the member Clubs or by the Kennel Club.

Aims of the Breed Council

  • To enable all the member Cocker Spaniel Clubs in the British Isles to speak with a united voice on all matters affecting the breed.
  • To make recommendations to the Committee of the Kennel Club as regards changes to the Cocker Spaniel Breed Standard
  • To maintain one or more Judges lists.
  • To look after the welfare of the breed, and to encourage responsible breeding and ownership

Current Officers

  • Chairman: Mr L Forfar
  • Hon Secretary: Mrs G Pearce-Gudger  
  • Vice-Chairman: Mrs B Ward
  • Hon Treasurer: Mrs L Palmer
  • Breed Health Co-Ordinator: Mrs C West
  • Press Relations Officer: Mrs B Ward
  • Judging Lists Co-Ordinator: Mrs L Palmer
  • Research Officer: Miss S Kettle
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