September AKC Gazette Breed Column:
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.
Thanks to all who contributed to our ill-fated 2020 National Specialty. It is due to your generosity we were able to compensate for the losses incurred.
Please stay well and we will see you at Purina in May of 2021.
The CWCCA is pleased to announce the 2019 CWCCA Award Winners . While we could not be together this year to celebrate these accomplishments in person, it does not diminish the great accomplishments that were achieved by the dogs and their owners. Please join us in congratulating all who were Award Winners for 2019.
From the Health Committee:
Please see the attached announcement regarding changes to the OFA Cardiac Certification Programs effective on Oct 1. The changes have been put in place by the ACVIM (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) in order to maximize the accuracy and utility of the cardiac exams and resulting certifications. In summary, going forward there will continue to be two clearance programs with slightly modified exam protocols:
The changes shouldn't have any impact on existing criteria already in place.
The notification will be posted on the OFA website, and will be shared through social media channels.
AKC PAC masks are here!