June AKC Gazette Breed Column:
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.
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. |
If 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.
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.