AKC GAZETTE DECEMBER 2016 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed Column Many of us thoroughly enjoy listening to the veterans of the family reminisce about those unique characters from the past in the dog show world. One particular Corgi exhibitor who comes to mind as truly distinctive made a lasting impression on those who were fortunate enough to make her acquaintance. She belonged to the North Jersey Sector Dog Club and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of New York. She was from Paterson, New Jersey, and appeared in the show ring of Madison Square Garden in the mid-1960s with both Cardigan and […]

AKC GAZETTE DECEMBER 2013 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed Column The 1930s saw a resurgence of interest in the Cardigan Welsh Corgi in the United Kingdom. At the same time, they caught the eye of an American, Mrs. Benjamin Patterson Bole, of Ohio. Mrs. Bole soon began bringing Cardigans to the U.S., but she was immediately confused by the difference in body type and coat. In describing her first two imports, named Cassie and Cadno, she said: “They bore small resemblance to each other. The male, a six-months pup with ears not yet erect, looked like a miniature Collie on very […]

AKC GAZETTE MARCH 2013 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed Column This month’s column is from Sandi Hutchins, of Sandwynne. Coming from a Corgi-loving family (her sister was former breed-columns contributor Norma Chandler), Sandi has spent considerable effort in preserving Cardigan history and now helps us take a look at breedings of the past. To me, the most fascinating time in the history of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi must be the period of the breed’s development from roughly 100 years ago until the early 1930s, when the breed achieved official recognition. By the early 20th century, few purebred Cardigans remained in the […]

AKC GAZETTE DECEMBER 2012 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed Column This month we bring you a second chapter from the history of the early Cardigan, as related by W. Lloyd Thomas in 1935. Mr. Lloyd-Thomas traced the history of the Cardigan, described as the Bronant Corgi, back to the mid-1800s and the last dogs living in the vicinity of Bronant in mid-Wales. He lamented the loss of the Welsh Hillmen and their accumulated knowledge of the prototypical Cardiganshire Corgi—information which by 1935 was already disappearing into the mists of time. More than 75 years later, while researching Mr. Lloyd-Thomas only minimal […]

AKC GAZETTE SEPTEMBER 2012 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed Column With the advent of the new online format for the Gazette comes more change.After many years, Jennifer Roberson has passed the responsibility for the breed column to us, Cynthia Smith and Jeff Welch. Many thanks to Jennifer for all her past efforts! We have had Cardigans since the late 1970s and became smitten with the breed like so many others. Breeding under the prefix Cymbrogi (Welsh for “companions of the heart”), we enjoy competing in conformation, participating in Corgi rescue, writing on health issues,and researching the fascinating history of the Cardigan […]