Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America

Announcements and News


CHF Scholarship

Attention Upperclassmen, Veterinary or Vet Tech Students or Recent Graduates: 

The AKC Canine Health Foundation sponsors a Parent Club Breeders Conference every other year featuring presentations of Research Projects that were funded by the CHF. The CWCCA Board has authorized a scholarship which will cover registration, housing and travel for a CWCCA member to attend the 2019 Conference August 9-11, in St. Louis. Both students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have completed at least two years of post-secondary education and have an interest in the science of canine health.

Please submit all transcripts and a written statement outlining the applicant’s career goals and commitment to the Fancy to Barbara Merickel or 161 Rio Grande Rd N, Algodones, NM 87001.




June AKC Gazette Breed Column:
Don't Tell Me About My Dog




Click here for 2019 Supported Entry and Specialty Results and Upcoming Information

Advertise your event on our calendar! Click here to submit information.




Visit our In Memoriam page for CWCCA Members lost this year.



Annual Awards for 2018 were presented at the 2019 Annual General Meeting

Click here to see the honorees.



The revised point schedule for the Versatility program went into effect on June 1, 2019. Changes to the ROM/ROMV program will follow.  Visit the Member's Section to see the new schedule.



From our new Bulletin editor Mark Clarke:

Hear ye! Hear ye!

It is that time again -- to showcase your dog's big wins at the National Specialty (or any other big win) -- by placing an ad in the Cardigan Bulletin.

The capable Jane Crenshaw and her talented team would be happy to assist you. Jane can be reached at for any questions that you may have.

Front, back, inside front and inside back covers are reserved for Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Best of Winners and Megan winners. However there is still plenty of pages available to advertise the other big wins.

Contact Jane soon - as the deadline will be here before you know it.

Thanks for your support of the Bulletin.


The CWCCA will be among the many breed clubs presenting a judges education program at the Houston shows in mid July. The cardigan presentation will be Saturday morning, July 20, 2019, with the hands-on portion in room 104 at 9:45.    The club deliberately schedules the breed judging around these timeframes in order to allow the participants to bring dogs to the ever so important "hands-on" portion of the presentation. If you are coming to the show with a dog or dogs on Saturday please contact me ASAP. We will need at least 6 dogs for examination and we like to have a variety of colors, ages and sex for seminar. This is an educational experience for you and your dog. 

Please help us to correctly educate the future judges. Contact me at so we can be assured we have enough examples for the hands-on portion of the program. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing our wonderful breed at the presentation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

THIS IS IMPORTANT, so please help us out.
David L. Anthony
Chairman, JEC CWCCA
AKC #25447



AKC-CHF funded project identifying infectious disease risks at dog group events

Our study team was recently awarded a grant by the AKC-Canine Health Foundation to investigate infectious disease risks (e.g., canine influenza) for dogs at group settings, such as shows. As you may know, there is little information available about infectious disease risks at group dog events.  This study will be a critical step toward better understanding disease risks and most importantly developing steps to reduce these risks and protect dog health. |

f you have ever shown a dog in a conformation event, we are asking you to help by taking a short on-line survey designed to gather information about your dogs, practices you follow to keep them healthy, and your concerns about infectious diseases at the events where your dogs compete.

Participation in the study is completely voluntary and involves completing a 5-minute on-line survey. Your name will not be collected, and no identifying or individual results will be released. You will be able to skip any question(s) or end the survey at any time. 

To get more information and to take the survey, click on the following link:


Please consider taking this short survey to ensure your voice is heard.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in keeping our dogs safe from infectious diseases. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to contact any of the study team members via email or phone.


Melissa McGrath, DVM Candidate 
Student Research Assistant
Atlantic Veterinary College, Class of 2022
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3


J Scott Weese DVM DVSc DipACVIM
Dept of Pathobiology,
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, N1G2W1
519-824-4120 ext 54064


Jason W Stull VMD PhD DACVPM 
Assistant Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210, USA
614-292-1206 Office





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.


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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.

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2019 National Specialty

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