There are a few Cocker Spaniel clubs around the United States that are involved in competitions and preserving the breed. There are also a few rescue groups that help foster and re-home Cocker Spaniels.
The American Spaniel Club
The American Spaniel Club was established in 1881 and is still very active today. They hold some educational seminars, which overview the general care of Cocker Spaniels and how to present show dogs to judges. Their website contains valuable information on the breed standard. They are also involved with the ASC Annual Flushing Spaniel Show, and the Cocker Spaniel National. If you are interested in adopting a Cocker Spaniel, they also do breeder referral.
Click here for information on membership.
English Cocker Spaniel Club of America
The English Cocker Spaniel Club of America is dedicated to preserving the standard of pure-bred English Cocker Spaniels, encourage participation at dog shows, conduct sanctioned matches and specialty shows and encourage other local Cocker Spaniel clubs in such actions. It was founded in 1935 and incorporated in 1945. They also have resources devoted to Cocker Spaniel rescue, and they also have breeder referrals. They are involved in many different dog events and competitions, like hunt tests, national specialties and more.
Click here for information on becoming a member.
Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue
The Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue is a nonprofit group that cares for the dogs and then finds them homes. It is based out of Land O Lakes, Florida. They have many male and female Cocker Spaniels that are up for adoption.
Heart of Michigan English Cocker Spaniel Club
This club was formed in 1959, and is an AKC-licensed club. They hold several Cocker Hunting events; in May, they hold 2 hunting tests for Flushing Spaniels, and in September, they hold 2 hunting tests for American and English Cocker Spaniels. They also have someone who does breeder referral, and has an active rescue program.
Click here to view a membership application.
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas
English Cocker Spaniel Club of Northern California
This Cocker Spaniel club is involved in many Cocker Spaniel activities, such as conformation, agility, obedience and hunting. They also do breeder referrals. Those who are interested in membership are required to attend at least two club activities within a 6 month period and then apply.