'Charlie', an ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, Is No. 1 Sporting Dog in 2020

Cocker Spaniel

An engaging, fun-loving 3 ½-year-old male named “Charlie” is the No. 1 Sporting dog and No. 1 ASCOB Cocker Spaniel all systems in 2020. The top winner of all time for handler Lisa Arnett of Owosso, Michigan, and for breeder/co-owner Nancy Foley of Noblesville, Indiana, MBIS/MBISS GCHG Foley’s Frat Party CGC also has earned accolades as the winner of 29 Bests in Specialty Show. Charlie won the 2020 American Spaniel Club (ASC) Flushing Spaniel Show and the 2019 ASC National Specialty. At the precocious age of 9 months, the buff-colored spaniel won Best in Specialty Show at the Rhode Island and Connecticut Westchester Cocker Spaniel clubs. “Charlie is everyone’s cup of tea,” Arnett says. “He has good movement, substantial bone and body, and a silly personality that draws you in.” Foley, a Cocker Spaniel breeder for 30 years, says, “I am blown away by his heart and ability to never let down.” Bred from a half-brother/half-sister mating of BIS/BISS GCH Trinity’s Tucked Under His Wing and Foley’s Rum Swizzle, Charlie is reminiscent of his paternal/maternal grandsire, CH Foley’s Hold Your Heart, an ASC Legacy of Merit and top-producing sire of over 40 champion offspring. This affable spaniel was co-bred by Genea Jones of Fountaintown, Indiana, and his co-owners are Susan Carter of Saginaw, Michigan, and Elena Gordon Duggan of Naples, Florida. Charlie is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula dog food