The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, Inc dedicates the Megan Competition to the memory of Roberta Holden Bole, who brought the first Cardigans to this country in 1931. She was the guiding force behind the formation of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America in 1935. She organized many of the early Cardigan supported shows and specialties. In all, Mrs. Bole imported more than 20 Cardigans. Some died in transit. Others she was never able to register. Nevertheless, through her continuing efforts, she was able to launch the breed in this country for all of us to enjoy.
Advancing from the Preliminary or Intermediate Rounds is often referred to “making the cut”, and carries a great deal of prestige in being recognized among the pinnacles of Cardigan breed development. In that light, the Megan is traditionally considered a formal attire event. This competition is open to all Cardigan Welsh Corgis world wide that have completed the requirements for a conformation championship. AKC approval of this event is not required as this competition is considered a Fun Match, therefore non-pointed.
The AKC does require that entries in this competition be restricted to dogs owned or co-owned by members of the CWCCA. Spayed or neutered champions, regardless of age, are eligible for this competition. The CWCCA requires that persons living in the same household, co-owning or co-breeding with any of the Megan judging panel cannot exhibit in that years Megan.
Through the generosity of the members and friends of the CWCCA, this competition offers the following awards:
- Best & Runner–Up in each of the eight classes divided by sex & color receive a rosette.
- Best Cardigan Welsh Corgi – the Megan Award & Megan Medallion
- Breeder of the Best Cardigan Welsh Corgi – the Hanging Rock Award & Megan Medallion. This is automatically given to the breeder of the dog winning the Megan Competition
- Runner-Up to Best Cardigan Welsh Corgi – the Cadno Award & Megan Medallion
- Best of Opposite Sex to Best Cardigan Welsh Corgi – the Cassie Award & Megan Medallion
The Megan Medallion bears a likeness of the first American Champion Cardigan, MEGAN.
Three judges and two alternates for this competition are selected by the CWCCA membership and may only judge the Megan once in a (5) year period and must have a minimum of ten (10) years experience in the breed.
Below is a synopsis of the competition procedures. The official rules are published in the Premium List.
There are eight (8) classes divided by sex and color in the Preliminary and Intermediate Rounds of competition.
The Final Round is a single class consisting of the Bests from the Intermediate Round.
The color divisions are Red/Sable, Brindle, Black and Blue Merle.
Preliminary Round: Each of two judges will examine each entry individually on the table and then both judges will stand together while each entry is moved. When preliminary judging of the entire class is completed, each judge submits at least one but not more than four (1-4) entries that they wish to pass on to the Intermediate Round of competition. This selection process will result in a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of eight (8) entries advancing to the Intermediate Round from a class.
Intermediate Round: Judging is similar to the Preliminary Round except the Judges are rotated. Best and Runner-Up in each class are selected with the Best moving on to the Final Round of competition.
Final Round: The eight (8) class winners are judged together in the ring for the title Best Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
When the Best Cardigan Welsh Corgi is selected, the Runner-Up from the class of the Best Cardigan Welsh Corgi from the Intermediate Round enters the ring to compete for Runner-Up to Best Cardigan Welsh Corgi and/or Best Opposite Sex to the Best Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
The Megan is considered a formal attire event. Please help us celebrate our Champions by wearing formal attire.