Friday, May 5th - 4 p.m.
The CWCCA will offer our judge’s education seminar at the Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron,
Ohio on the evening of Friday, May 5th for interested judges and National Specialty participants.
Ring-side mentoring will be offered Thursday afternoon, Friday morning and
Saturday, May 4th through 6th.
The cost for interested Judges is $25.00 payable at the seminar and we strongly urge Judges to contact either David Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leah James at email@example.com so that we are able to plan supplies and handouts. We also urge Judges to review the Breed Standard.
National Specialty participants should sign up on the COF so that we have seating arranged for you.
Breed Education - A VERY Special Presentation
Thursday, May 4th - 8 a.m.
Jerold S Bell DVM, from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University,
will present a seminar in two parts.
Part 1 - The Ins and Outs of Pedigree Analysis, Genetic Diversity, and Genetic Disease
Control. Based on his analysis of a Cardigan Welsh Corgi pedigree database, AKC
registration statistics, and pedigree analysis of our most influential dogs and bitches, Dr.
Bell will discuss genetic diversity in the breed, how the selection of mates and types of
matings manipulate the genes of the ancestors in the pedigree, and popular sire
syndrome. A question and answer period will close this portion, with a 10-15 minute break.
Part 2 - The genetic disorders affecting the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Dr. Bell will provide
updates on any pertinent research and analyze our current health survey in relation to
what is seen in the field. He will cover the different types of genetic tests, their
availability, and their proper use. It will include breeding recommendations to manage
different types of genetic disorders. A question and answer period will follow.
This seminar is free and open to all breeders and owners who are interested in the
health and well being of Cardigans.
Join us bright and early Thursday morning for this vitally important seminar.
For those unable to attend, we will be video taping the presentation and will make it available on our website at a later date.
Please note: A lunch break will follow the seminar. Judging of Dog classes will begin
promptly at 1PM.