Pembroke Clubs

There are many Pembroke and related Corgi clubs nationally, locally, and world-wide.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America and its affiliated regional clubs are an important source of information about your chosen breed. The clubs offer breeder referral and rescue, publish informative magazines and yearbooks, sponsor seminars, host Pem-oriented social events, and stage Specialty Shows and fun matches. Specialty Shows, which may include obedience, agility, or herding trials, are shows exclusively for Pembroke Welsh Corgis. A Specialty is a perfect place to meet lots of Pembrokes and Pembroke breeders.

The PWCCA also writes the official description of the ideal Pembroke Welsh Corgi, called the Breed Standard, oversees the training of conformation judges, and is responsible for enforcing the Code of Ethics among its members.

PWCCA-affiliated regional clubs hold regional specialty shows, matches, social and educational events in many areas of the country. If you are new to the breed, or still looking for your perfect Pembroke puppy, attending regional club functions and volunteering to help is a great way to get involved in the world of Pembroke Welsh Corgis! Regional clubs also operate Corgi Rescue in their areas, which rehome Corgis found in shelters or otherwise in need of new homes.

In Canada, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Association of Canada is the official parent club. There are also regional Canadian clubs.

The Welsh Corgi League (England) membership is open to all with a genuine interest in Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Membership is worldwide. Their hardbound annual handbook is well worth the dues!

Many other countries around the world have clubs dedicated to Pembroke Welsh Corgis:

It is fun to see pictures of Corgis around the world, and most of the sites are in English.


Code of Ethics

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America members and affiliate clubs are expected to adhere toa set of guidelines.

  1. All Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club Of America (PWCCA) members and affiliate clubs shall be dedicated to the preservation and welfare of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed.
  2. All PWCCA members and affiliate clubs must ensure their actions are in the best interest of the breed, this club and its members.
  3. The prime objective for breeding the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is to produce animals of exceptional quality.
    • A. Only dogs and bitches of sound temperament and structure, good health and characteristic type as described in the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) approved Official Standard for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi should be used for breeding.
    • B. Dogs and bitches should not be used for further breeding if they have, in 2 litters, produced offspring with the same serious genetic defect such as: blindness, deafness, lameness, or impairment of vital functions which prevent these offspring from living a normal, healthy life without major surgical or significant medical intervention.
    • C. Bitches to be bred must be in robust health. Eyes and hips should be checked and found to be within normal limits. A bitch is not to be bred prior to 1 year of age or older than 8 years, nor should she produce more than 6 litters in her lifetime. A bitch should not be bred more than 2 out of 3 consecutive heat seasons.
    • D. Stud service should be offered only to bitches whose owners adhere to the above guidelines.
    • E. A male should not be used at stud unless his hips and eyes are checked and found to be within normal limits.
    • F. Members should not consider breeding a litter unless they are prepared to keep the resultant puppies for as long as it takes to suitably place each puppy. Members offering stud service should request the above assurance from the owners of the bitches.
    • G. Members should take lifetime responsibility to ensure that Pembrokes of their breeding are cared for in a safe and healthy environment.
    • H. The breeder of a rescued Pembroke, who is a member of PWCCA shall, upon notification, provide for the Corgi’s care.
  4. The selling of puppies and adult Pembrokes must be accomplished in a manner that reflects the PWCCA member’s care, concern and integrity.
    • A. All puppies and adults shall be maintained and/or sold in a clean and healthy condition.
    • B. Puppies are to be a minimum of 8 weeks old, have received the appropriate vaccination and worming, and should be examined by a veterinarian prior to the sale.
    • C. A spay/neuter contract shall be used in the sale of a puppy or adult showing a very serious fault as described in the Standard or other faults such as monorchidism or cryptorchidism. Members are encouraged to use the limited registration option offered by the American Kennel Club.
    • D. Written agreements are recommended to specify details of the sale including health guarantees, and the breeder’s lifetime responsibility. The purchaser shall be provided with accurate and valid documentation of the Pembroke’s AKC registration and pedigree.
    • E. There must be no wholesaling of litters or selling of breeding stock to pet dealers, commercial retailers or distributors or to any party for the purpose of resale. No member should be associated with an auction, lottery or raffle involving dogs as the prize.
  5. Good sportsmanship is essential for all PWCCA members.
    • A. All Members shall conduct themselves in a manner that reflects credit on the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed and the PWCCA.
    • B. Members should not engage in false or misleading advertising or other misrepresentations of their Pembroke(s).
    • C. Members should not make false or misleading statements regarding their competitors’ person, Pembroke or breeding practices.
    • D. Members shall be accountable for the actions of an employed handler as they pertain to the PWCCA code of ethics.

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