Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America


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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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Announcements and News




We have a new Editor: Jessica Logan-Mellness ( Jessica will solicit articles, approve articles and content, and handle covers requests. And of course, handle any financial issues. Please help Jessica if she asks for your assistance!


The Bulletin is adding Correspondents to the Bulletin staff. In an effort to report on how well our Cardigans are doing in their chosen field these Correspondents will be searching for and soliciting events results that involve Cardigans. 


Stephanie Mikel ( will be the Conformation Correspondent. She will be gathering conformation results for regional specialties, sweepstakes, and supported entries. Please help her if she requests info from you or from your club.


We are in need of a Performance Correspondent, who will gather and report on obedience, agility, herding, fastcat, and the like - anything our dogs do and enjoy competitively! If you’re interested in helping the Bulletin in this position, please contact Gail LaBerge.


Deadline for the upcoming issue has been extended until February 1. This will allow results and ads for SoCal specialty. If you’re interested in an ad, please send your ad or ad information to - and don’t forget to pay for your ad before the deadline.


Other great changes will be coming to the Bulletin. Watch for upcoming announcements!


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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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