English Toy Spaniel Club of America, Inc


English Toy Spaniel Club of America, Inc.

"Uniting fanciers and promoting the Breed."

The English Toy Spaniel Club of America is a member club of the American Kennel Club and is recognized as the national parent club. Also known as Charlies, the English Toy Spaniel breed is a member of the Toy Group and is represented by two varieties distinguished by color; the Blenheim and Prince Charles variety and the King Charles and Ruby variety.

Letter from ETSCA President

April 11, 2020

Dear ETSCA members,

The Board of the ETSCA met earlier this week to discuss our National Specialty. I will assume that it comes as no surprise that we must announce a change in the date for our National Specialty given the COVID-19 cancellation of the Memorial Day weekend shows for the Apple Blossom Cluster in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

After much discussion, the Board has decided to change the date of the 2020 ETSCA National Specialty to Friday, September 4, 2020. The date was previously reserved for the ETSCA Regional Specialty that is typically held in conjunction with the Des Moines Kennel Club (DMKC) shows in Des Moines, Iowa. The event this year falls on Labor Day weekend.

For those members that have attended the ETSCA Regional Specialty in Des Moines, you are already familiar with the high caliber of the venue and the open arms that the DMKC has extended to our Parent Club. Details regarding the logistics of 2020 National Specialty will be forthcoming, but the Show Committee has already confirmed the host hotel, catering, and other event-specific details that are part of the event weekend. In addition, the Board has confirmed that the judge for our 2020 event, Mr. Terry Stacey, is available and has committed to judging our National Specialty as planned.

We realize this change may be inconvenience for some, but the Board unanimously agreed that canceling the 2020 ETSCA National Specialty was not an option.

The Board is convinced that the 2020 ETSCA National Specialty will be a great success. As mentioned, details regarding the National Specialty and the weekend schedule of events are forthcoming this week.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the Board members with any questions that you may have. Our thoughts go out to you, your families, your pets, and your communities during this pandemic.

Please stay safe, stay well, and stay home.

Bruce Van Deman

Best of Winner Points Announcement

AKC Change to Best of Winners Awarded Points

Dear AKC Exhibitor, At the December Delegates meeting a change was approved to Rules Applying to Dog Shows Chapter 16, Section 1 in how Best of Winners points can be calculated. As always, the dog or bitch awarded Best of Winners will receive the higher number of points awarded to the Winners Dog or Winners Bitch. The change that has been approved applies to when there are no points available to either the Winners Dog or Winners Bitch. In those instances, the number of regular class dogs in both sexes are added together. When compared to the point schedule, if the total sum of regular class dogs and bitches meets or exceeds the number of competitors needed for one point in its sex, the Best of Winners will receive one championship point. Please click here for further explanation and examples:
Counting Points

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Do you want to add a "Charlie" to your life?

Members of the ETSCA are eager and willing to assist you in locating an English Toy Spaniel. All members that you will be referred to are members in good standing with the American Kennel Club and of the English Toy Spaniel Club of America. In addition, each member has signed the ETSCA Code of Ethics and agrees to perform ETSCA recommended health testing on their dogs. For a list of members participating in the Breeder Referral Program, please contact

English Toy Spaniel Club of America National Specialty

Friday, September 4, 2020

Des Moines, IA
Des Moines Kennel Club All Breed shows September 5 & 6, 2020
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2020 National Specialty Collectibles Fundraiser

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Official club contact information

If you have questions or are interested in the club, please contact our Club Corresponding Secretary - Theresa Cousins.