The Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue Trust


The Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization created to care for and place suitable, needy Cardigan Welsh Corgis in responsible and loving homes; and educate as they can to reduce the need for rescue operations. Donations to the CWCNRT are tax-deductible. While the CWCCA and CWCNRT are independent organizations, they share the same dedication to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and its welfare.

 

Visit the CWCNRT Website or CWCNRT on Facebook to learn about their efforts.

 


Disclaimer:

 

The Cardigan Welsh Club of America (CWCCA) and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue Trust (CWCNRT) are separate entities, both dedicated to improving the welfare of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.  The CWCCA does not regulate or supervise the CWCNRT’s operations, procedures, or adoption requirements, and is therefore not responsible for the CWCNRT’s actions.

 

 

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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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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.

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