Upcoming Specialties and Supported Shows
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of Western Reserve Specialty
August 6 - August 7
August 6, 2020 Judge Margaret Heiney, Sweepstakes judge Philip Meyers.
August 7, 2020 Judge Marilyn Van Vleit, Sweepstakes judge Kathy Franks.
Lorain County Kennel Club has shows August 8, 2020 and August 9, 2020.
BLUE MERLE: CARDIGAN YES, PEMBROKE NO...
While the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi appear similar, they are in fact two distinct breeds that developed separately centuries ago in geographically distinct areas of Wales. They are part of the cultural heritage of Wales and each breed deserves to be preserved and protected like any cultural treasure.
One of the many breed characteristics that distinguish Cardigans from Pembrokes is color. Cardigans come in more colors including blue merle and brindle which have never occurred in purebred Pembrokes. Since canine geneticists have proven that both of these traits are dominant, it is virtually impossible for either color to suddenly appear in a litter of Pembrokes. Blue merle or brindle Pembrokes are a result of crossbreeding which is not condoned by the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America or their members. These puppies are not purebred, are not eligible to be registered in the AKC Stud Book and cannot compete in AKC Conformation or Herding events.
The Officers and Board of Directors (Board) of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America (CWCCA) met today to discuss the holding of the 2020 National Specialty.
The primary concern of the Board is the health and safety of those attending the National Specialty. The Board has been working with Roberts Centre on what Roberts will be able to host based on what is allowed by the State of Ohio. The Board has also reviewed the recommended guidelines from AKC concerning hosting a dog event.
After much discussion, the Board of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 CWCCA National Specialty. It was a difficult decision by the Board, but it was felt this was best for the health and safety of all involved.
The Board has voted to ask those elected to judge in Regular Classes, Sweepstakes and the Megan at the 2020 National to judge in 2022 as those individuals were elected by the CWCCA Membership.
In addition, the Board discussed with the Herding Committee whether to hold the 2020 CWCCA Herding Trial. After discussion the Board voted to allow the 2020 CWCCA National Herding Trial as planned on August 15 and 16, 2020 at Hado Bar Farm. It is felt that the appropriate regulations for holding an event can be met at the Herding location.
The Board has worked with Roberts Centre, who has done everything possible to assist us in trying to hold the 2020 National, and have arranged to have the CWCCA deposit moved to 2024. The CWCCA National will be held May 13-19, 2024 at Roberts Centre in Ohio.
The Board voted to add to Puppy Sweepstakes in 2021 the following classes: 18-21, 21-24, and 24-27. It is hoped that this will allow many puppies that were eligible for 2020 to be eligible for 2021. In addition, the Board voted to move Veteran Sweeps in 2021 to Thursday morning.
Gail LaBerge, President
For the CWCCA Board