Voluntary Register of Heritable Diseases

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.

2015 Championship Show Update

Janice Cook, our Show Secretary, recently posted the following about the 2015 Championship Show on the Corgis Down Under Group on facebook:

I am pleased to say there is an excellent entry of 105 individual dogs. The Catalogue is now finalised and exhibit numbers should be in the post tomorrow (19 October 2015). For those who have requested to pick up their numbers on the day, I will have them ready and waiting for you.

As normal the Committee have requested an outside ring for the Show, so please remember to pack your outside showing gear. In the event that bad weather or strong winds are predicted for Saturday, 31st October we will move inside.

As soon as Dogs Victoria inform us of the ring that they have allocated us I will post another update.

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2015 Championship Show Schedule

The Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria is proud to release the schedule for the 2015 Championship Show. This years show will be held on Saturday, 31st October 2015, and the Judge will be Mrs Patty Gailey (Triad, USA), and entries close on Thursday, 1st October 2015.

The full 2015 Championship Show Schedule (PDF) and trophy list is available as a PDF document.

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Steve Austin Workshop

UPDATE: This event has now been postponed by the GODC until August. If you are interested it is worth checking their website regularly for more details.

The Geelong Obedience Dog Club have limited places available in their upcoming (16th & 17th May 2015) training workshop with Steve Austin. The cost is $90 per day, or $160 for both days – with morning and afternoon tea and lunch provided. Entries close tomorrow (Wed 11th May).

Steve Austin - May 2015

If you are interested the details are available in the Steve Austin Dog Training Flyer [PDF].

Corgi Chatter – March-April 2015 (No. 377)

The Corgi Chatter is the Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria’s bi-monthly newsletter, and the March-April 2015 edition has just been emailed out now. If you are a current member you can receive it by email in glorious technicolor as a PDF document. The email edition gets sent as soon as we send the file off to the printers, so you get it earlier and in colour!

March-April 2015 corgi Chatter Cover

In this edition we have:

  • 2015 Annual General Meeting Notice & Agenda
  • 2015 President’s Report
  • 2015 Treasurer’s Report & Annual Financial Statements
  • and, lots more.

2015 Open Show

UPDATE Tuesday 5th May, 2015: Unfortunately Mr Greg Browne has had to withdraw a judge of the Open Show due to a serious medical condition. Mr Matthew Morse has kindly agreed to judge in Mr Browne’s absence this Saturday, 5th May 2015.

The Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria’s 2015 Open Show has moved back to May. The 62nd Annual Open Show will be held on Saturday, 9th May 2015; and will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Annual General Meeting. The AGM is scheduled to start at 11am, and judging of the Open Show will start at 12noon with Cardigan Dogs.

As the German Shepherd National is being held at KCC Park on the weekend of the 9th-10th May, it was decide that for this year only the Open Show will be held at the Bulla Dog Exhibition Centre.

This year’s judge is Mr Greg Browne, and entries close with Ms Sue Hadley on Friday, 17th April 2015.

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Corgi Chatter – January-February 2015 (No. 376)

The Corgi Chatter is the Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria’s bi-monthly newsletter, and the January-February 2015 edition has just been emailed out now. If you are a current member you can receive it by email in glorious technicolor as a PDF document. The email edition gets sent as soon as we send the file off to the printers, so you get it earlier and in colour!

Jan-Feb Cover

In this edition we have:

  • 2014 Open Show Results
  • 2015 WCCV Open Show Schedule
  • 2015 Annual General Meeting Notice & Agenda
  • 2015 Nomination Forms
  • Health Issue: Caring For Your Dog
  • and, lots more.

2014 Championship Show Result

The 2014 Championship Show was a great day despite some very ordinary weather!. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved: our Judges, Mr Kevin Dover and Mr Lars Saether (Sweepstakes); the exhibitors and their dogs; and, everyone who turned out to watch the proceedings.

(Best In Show, Cardigan, Pembroke, Cardigan Classes, Pembroke ClassesSweepstakes).

Best In Show

Best Exhibit In Show McCann,J & Burgess,J Ch Jopearl A Little Night Music (Pem)
RUBIS Woodward, G Ch Aberlee Take It To The Limit (Pem)
Baby Puppy Baillie, D Newpry Grace Kelly (Pem)
Minor Puppy Woodward, G Aberlee Taking It Easy (Pem)
Puppy Hutton, R&V Bojojamile Better Odds (Pem)
Junior Bethwyn Knls Bethwyn Noble Quest (Card)
Intermediate Matthews, C Ch Cormead Dirt Girl (Card)
Aust Bred [BIS] McCann,J & Burgess,J Ch Jopearl A Little Night Music (Pem)
Open [RUBIS] Woodward, G Ch Aberlee Take It To The Limit (Pem)
Veteran 7 to 10yrs Lomax, K Ch Niretha Camelots Quest (Pem)
Veteran 10yrs++ Morris,J & Stapleton,J Gr Ch Ballyheige Hot Lil Note (Card)

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2014 Championship Show Arrangements

The Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria have requested an outside ring for the 2014 (61st) Championship Show. Hopefully, we will enjoy a glorious Melbourne spring day; but it will be in the hands of the weather gods. If you are travelling any distance to the show please remember to pack your gazebo and sides.

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Update 31/10/14: Our ring allocation has changed to the Group 5 Ring – the Top Left ring in the grassed area in the photo below. Hopefully this hasn’t caused too much confusion.

Update 28/10/14: We have been allocated Outside Ring 2 at KCC Park for the Championship Show
KCC Park Ring 2 Outside