The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America is the "parent club" for the breed in the United States. The organization is made up of Cardigan owners, exhibitors, and breeders who are dedicated to protecting and promoting the welfare of the Cardigan, including health, temperament, and organizing various activites such as conformation dog shows and performance events including obedience, agility, herding, and tracking.
One of the mandates of the CWCCA is to educate the public with regard to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Too many dogs of all breeds end up in shelters, and the CWCCA is working very hard to insure that the Cardigan does not become a regular resident. The club has an active Rescue program to adopt Cardigans from shelters so that they may be found appropriate homes.
The CWCCA also puts on various Cardigan-only events throughout the country on an annual basis. These are called "specialties," offering breed conformation and as many of the performance events as possible, depending on the venue. In keeping with the Cardigan's increasing popularity, more regional clubs are being established to promote breed welfare and education, as well as various activities. Each year the showcase for the breed is the National Specialty, where hundreds of Cardigans from all over the US and Canada compete for various awards.
For information on educational materials, Breeders' Directory, the Code of Ethics, upcoming events, etc., please visit the CWCCA Homepage at: www.cardigancorgis.com.