The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America

News and Announcements

June AKC Gazette Breed Column:

The Evolution of the Cardigan Standard


Updates from CWCCA membership.......

At any time members can view our new applicants and review their applications and sponsor forms.  On the member home page, new applicants are listed on the right side, simply click on the name to view.

Applications and sponsor forms have been updated.  Please use the online sponsor form if possible, and encourage your new applicants to apply online as well.  Please discard old paper forms.  You can still print out the new revised forms, though online submission is preferred.

Online sponsor forms can be found here:

Online applications can be found here:


Our 2021 National Specialty

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NWCF will hold its 2021 regional specialty and sweepstakes on Friday, 10/1/2021 in Kennewick, WA. Susan Lassila is the specialty judge and Doug McFarlane is the sweepstakes judge. Entries for the specialty close 9/15/2021.
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The CWCCA is the parent club for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed and is a member of the American Kennel Club.


The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of the oldest known breeds. They are believed to have been in existence in Wales for over 3,000 years, and were first imported to the United States in 1932. Cardigans make a delightful companion as well as a working farm, show, or performance dog. We hope that you enjoy this site as you learn about our breed.

Upcoming Events

  1. CWCC of the Western Reserve

    August 12 - August 13
  2. Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of So Cal – August Specialty

    August 26 - August 29
  3. Cedar Rapids Kennel Association

    September 5
  4. Maple Grove Farm Herding

    September 25 - September 26
  5. Northwest Cardigan Fanciers

    October 1 - October 3
  6. Morris and Essex

    October 6
  7. Chesapeake CWC

    October 15 - October 16
  8. CWCCA Agility

    October 18
  9. Bluebonnet CWCC

    December 3
  10. Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of So Cal – Winterfest 2022

    January 28, 2022


Are you looking for a Cardi?


Visit our Breeders’ Directory Here.  Scroll down and find a form for information we can share with our breeder-members.

CWCCA Members: check on the Member’s Section for contacts.



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.