Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America

Announcements and News

The Cardigan News Bulletin – Winter 2018

It’s that time again!!! Submissions for the Winter issue of the NEW Cardigan News Bulletin in 8 1/2 x 11 format will open on November 15, 2017. (advertising closes Jan. 15, 2018) The issue features
companion/performance Cardigans on the covers and will have a special article about our own ‘Amber’ and Sonja, winners of the 2017 AKC ACE award for exemplary companionship. Health related articles are also scheduled.

With the new enlarged format, we offer advertising for everyone. Full page, half page, ¼ page ads and even business cards. Did you miss your chance to advertise your Specialty win? Do it NOW! Are you proud of your dog’s CD or RN or OAP or her first points? Let the Cardigan world know about it. This is your chance to say how much you love and appreciate your Cardigan, no matter what you do together.

Please see details at for specs, cost and other pertinent information.


CWCCA 2018 National Specialty

April 21-28, 2018 in Portland Oregon

Click here website is now on-line



Announcing the location of the 2020 CWCCA National Specialty

The Officers and Board of Directors of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, Inc. are pleased to announce the location of the 2020 National Specialty.

The 2020 National Specialty will be held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio.  The dates are May 2-May 9 at the Roberts Centre.   This is a beautiful facility that is set up for dog shows and has a hotel attached.

New Article in Education posted 11/02/17:
Judging Cardigans 101 by David L. Anthony (pdf format)

Results recently posted to Event Calendar:

NWCF Regional Specialty 09/29/17

Rockford Freeport Kennel Club 09/29/17

Chesapeake CWC 10/14/17 and 10/15/17

Scottsdale Dog Fanciers 11/25/17

STILL LOOKING TO ORDER A 2017 HANDBOOK?  You can find the information on the Ways and Means – Cardi Shop page.



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.

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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