For all the love and joy our wonderful Corgis bring us throughout their lives, The Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria honours members’ very special companions with the following awards:
Living Legend Award:
To qualify for this award, your Corgi must have reached the age of 10 years by 31st October 2017. Your Corgi will receive a certificate that will be presented at the Club’s Championship Show on Saturday 4th November at KCC Park, Skye. Please include a copy of your dog’s registration certificate to verify their date of birth, and a photograph together with a short commentary about your dog. Don’t forget to include their call name. The photo and comments will be included in a future edition of the Chatter.
The Oldest Living Corgi
The oldest of our Living Legends will receive a special trophy from the Club.
Even if your dog has qualified for a Living Legend Award in previous years, they are still eligible for an award in 2017. Please send all information to: Matthew Markham (email@example.com)
The 66th Championship Show is being held at KCC Park, Westernport Hwy on Saturday 4th November 2017. Mr Tim Matheson (Nebriowa – USA) is our Championship Show judge. Ms Lisa Berrill (VIC) is our sweepstakes judge, sweepstakes will be held before the Championship Show. Further details are included in the schedule [PDF].
The April 2017 Championship Show has just finished, and we were blessed with good weather, a marked contrast to last year’s mid-year show. Our thanks go out to our judge, Ms Lisa Carpenter (QLD), our exhibitors and their dogs, and all the other people that came along to see show Corgis do their thing. (Best In Show, Cardigan, Pembroke, Cardigan Classes, Pembroke Classes).
The 65th Championship Show is being held at Bulla Exhibition Centre on Saturday 15th April, 2017. Ms Lisa Carpenter (QLD – Talkon) is our judge, and the show will be held in coordination with the Easter Festival Kennel Club Championship Show. Further details are included in the schedule [PDF].
The Welsh Corgi Club of South Australia is holding the 17th National Welsh Corgi Speciality Show sponsored by Petplan on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th June, 2017. The venue is David Roche Park, Kilburn , South Australia. The judges are Mrs Mari Carroll (USA – Brogan Kennels) for the National, with Dr Robin Herrick (USA – Beaumanor Kennels) judging Sweepstakes.
Entries close Friday 12th May, 2017. Further details are contained in the schedule [PDF].
Sue Hadley, our Show Secretary, recently posted the following about the 2015 Championship Show on the Corgis Down Under Group on facebook:
Looking forward to the Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria Championship Show on Saturday. Looks like a beautiful sunny day for our show, which will be held in Ring 8 on the main lawn area. Great entry of 22 Cardigans and 58 Pembrokes for our breed judge Kim Nielsen
Ring 8 is the second ring on the Westernport Hwy side of the main lawn:
The June 2016 went without a hitch, despite the best efforts of some very ordinary Melbourne winter weather. We had rain, hail, wind and a little bit of sunshine. Our thanks go out to our judge, Mrs Joanne McCann, our exhibitors and their dogs, and all the other people that came along to see show Corgis do their thing. (Best In Show, Cardigan, Pembroke, Cardigan Classes, Pembroke Classes).
Do you want to be a Corgi Owner? Are you a Corgi Lover? Would you like to find out more about our fantastic breeds?
The Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria is holding a Championship Show on Saturday, 11th June 2016. We would love it if you could come along; entry is free and there is heaps of parking.
This is a great opportunity to talk to other Corgi enthusiasts, Corgi owners, and Corgi breeders. Find out what it means to own a Corgi, and what a Corgi expects from you.
The show is expected to run for around 2 hours and dogs of both breeds, Welsh Corgi Cardigan and Welsh Corgi Pembroke, will be on show. Exhibitors, Club Members and Members of the Club Committee (and their dogs) will be on-hand to answer questions and chat until at least 2pm.
The show starts at 10am and will be held at the State Dog Centre (KCC Park), 655 Westernport Hwy, Skye 3977 (Melways 128 J12 / https://goo.gl/maps/sz36WcvvXgD2). The show is being held in conjunction with the Working Dog Club of Victoria Championship Show. A PDF copy of this invitation is available.
The Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria is proud to release the schedule for the June 2016 Championship Show. This show will be held on Saturday, 11th June 2016 in conjunction with the Working Dog Show. The Judge is Mrs Joanne McCann (Jopearl, QLD), and entries close on Friday, 20th May 2016.
This Championship Show will be held in place of our Open Show, and is the first show that we have offered online entries for. You can enter online with Easy Dog Entries, or by mail.
There are two heritable diseases that require testing for Corgis: Von Willebrands Disease 1 in Pembrokes and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in Cardigans.
There are relatively affordable DNA tests available for both of these diseases. Owners will be sent results identifying their dog as belonging to one of three categories:
Clear: the dog has 2 copies of the normal gene and will neither develop the disease, nor pass a copy of the gene to any of its offspring.
Carrier: the dog has one copy of the normal gene and one copy of the mutant gene that causes the disease. It will not develop the disease but will pass on the defective gene to 50% (on average) of its offspring.
Affected: the dog has two copies of the mutation and is affected with the disease. It will develop the disease at some stage in its life, assuming it lives to an appropriate age.
Carriers can still be bred to clear dogs. On average, 50% of such a litter will be clear and 50% carriers; there can be no affected puppies produced from such a mating. Pups which will be used for breeding can themselves be DNA tested to determine whether they are clear or carrier.
The Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria has decided to offer a voluntary register for both Cardigan and Pembroke Corgis to assist members in trying to remove these diseases from our breeds.
To place your dog on the register please forward a copy of the dog’s pedigree and the test results including the dog’s registration number to Matthew Markham at . The register will be available to all current members of the club on application.