10 April, 2021


BY Administrator

The Welsh Corgi League 2022 virtual calendar competition launches on Monday 3rd May and we need your gorgeous Pembroke Corgi pictures taken over the past 12 months. Please email your entries to carriethomasacors@gmail.com by Sunday 2nd May. Entries must be landscape orientation, (like the example above), high in resolution for digital images, although postal entries will be accepted and please email me for address details.

Advert space is also available beside each month and we have spots available at the same cost as last year of £35. This is your space to include a picture and a few words about your kennel. Please PM me for more information.

I am pleased to confirm the new dates for our Championship shows

These will now take place at Tillington Hall Hotel Stafford on :

Sat 13th November 2021- Midland WCC


Pems Mrs. M Hoggarth, Cardigans Mrs G Garvin (Usa)

Sun 14th November 2021 - WCL

Judge Mrs G Garvin(Usa)

Guest Rooms may be booked by email: rebecca@tillingtonhall.co.uk please quote ref BK96367 and your Tel no. to enable your deposit can be taken.

Room rates are: Double B&B £85, Single B&B £75 per night

Dogs £10 per room

We look forward to seeing you all there

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation the WCL Executive and Midland WCC committees have taken the decision to cancel the forthcoming shows.

This is a decision that was not taken lightly, however the safety and wellbeing of exhibitors and guests is paramount.

We are in the process of rescheduling each of the shows.

We will advise you as new dates are arranged.

For those who have already booked rooms at the hotel, we are hopeful to be holding two shows later in the year, I will give contact details to cancel or transfer dates as soon as I have everything confirmed.

Thank you all for your support and look forward to welcoming back hopefully later in the year.

The Executive Committee have taken the difficult decision to postpone the production of the 2021 WCL Handbook until 2022.

With this in mind for the coming year 2021, Full Member's fees of £30/£38 will be reduced to Limited Membership of £12 (+ £4 postage costs for overseas members who wish to have newsletters sent airmail).

Membership for 2022 will be credited to those who have already paid full 2021 fees, however anyone requiring a refund may contact the Treasurer:

Email wclexectreasurer@gmail.com

Tel: 01792 794017

The following is applicable to puppies and adults offered for sale by UK-based League members and purchasers thereof.

Recently there has been vigorous debate on social media regarding the price of Pembroke Corgi puppies and the merits of Health Testing in the breed. We wish to clarify the position of the League on such matters as follows:

The price charged for puppies or adults is a private matter between the breeder and purchaser. Pricing structure varies depending on supply, demand, sex and whether the puppy is intended as a companion only or also as a show puppy for example. The League will not enter into any discussion regarding pricing nor arbitrate nor offer an opinion. The Leagues' concern extends only to ensuring that puppies bred by our members are produced in accordance with our Code of Ethics as published in the 2020 Handbook.

We endorse the Kennel Club recommendations, available at kennel club,org uk, that purchasers see the puppy with its dam at least once, make every effort to assure themselves that the puppy is healthy and breed-typical, is of good temperament and is of a recognised colour and that they ensure that the puppy is registered, has a satisfactory pre-sale veterinary clearance and is micro-chipped.

Under guidelines issued by the Kennel Club, in consultation with the British Veterinary Association, there is currently no requirement for health screening for the Pembroke Corgi in the UK. The League endorses this opinion but continues to work with the above organisations to monitor and maintain overall breed health.

Some breeders may avail themselves of screening tests that are available for the breed. These may include Cardiac and Eye tests, Hip and Elbow X-Rays and Blood tests to identify markers for conditions such as vWD1, DM, EIC, and others. Again it is for the purchaser to discuss any advertised testing with the breeder and to determine the value, financial or otherwise, of any disclosed results against the opinion of the aforementioned professional bodies.

Mary Davies


Welsh Corgi League

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