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.
New for juniors!
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.