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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.  


We are looking for Sweepstakes judges for next year 2021.  If anyone is interested they can contact Debbie Brooks at or Doug Greig at




Visit our In Memoriam page for CWCCA Members lost this year.
Bob Caldwell - John Hannah - Annette Hurst - Steve Peterson - Helen Turin - John Wiecek

Updated 11/03/19




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 Officers and Board of Directors of the CWCCA have made the decision to move the 2020 National to the week of August 17-22. Herding will be August 15 and 16. We will be using the same locations as were announced for the events scheduled in May.



Please note that NO dates were available at Roberts Centre after August. Rather than cancel the National, the Board made the decision to accept the week that Roberts Centre had available. We are also fortunate that our herding site is available for the new August dates.


All of our judges are available and there will be no changes in judging assignments. 


Please visit the National Specialty Website for more information.






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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.

2020 National Specialty

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Upcoming Events

  1. Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of Western Reserve

    August 6 - August 7
  2. CWCCA National Specialty – Herding

    August 15 - August 16
  3. CWCCA National Specialty

    August 15 - August 22
  4. Northwest Cardigan Fanciers

    September 25

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