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Re: Dues and/or Breeders Dir. Fee - Sunday, August 17, 2014
Q:  What is the late fee for membership if I send it today?
A:  Please log on to the Members Website for your specific information.

Re: Dues and/or Breeders Dir. Fee - Saturday, July 05, 2014
Q:  When are dues do? Seems they are due about now but I have not received any notice yet.
A:  CWCCA Dues year is 7/1 to 6/30 each year. First dues notice goes out by June 1. You can also check on your dues status at any time on the Members Website.

Re: Comment - Friday, June 20, 2014
Q:  Is it possible to maintain a 'projects status chart' in the membership section outlining the many issues the board is looking at, their current status, next steps, and anticipated resolution date? I think a document of this type would go a long way towards increasing transparency and allowing the membership to feel more involved.
A:  {MOVED TO MEMBERS SECTION]

Re: Comment - Saturday, June 14, 2014
Q:  Hi - I was a member many years ago, but dropped out when I stopped showing. However, there is a new puppy on the horizon and I plan to be active again. Do I just reapply like a new member or can an old membership be reinstated?
A:  You will need to re-apply for membership. Welcome back.

Re: Comment - Wednesday, May 14, 2014
 !   I was your show photographer at the 2014 nationals. The link to view the win shots is: http://petactionshots.exposuremanager.com/g/cardigan_2014_nationals
I will also put up classes upon request. Please contact us at pmensley@comcast.net. We are having problems with the info@petactionshots.com email. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Re: Comment - Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Q:  1. Any way to view pics taken at 2014 specialty? (non wins)

2. I was knocked off Show Cardi-L a numbers of years ago by a glitch with AOL. I have ried over and over again to re-up. Is there any way?
A:  1. We are checking with the photographer on the status of posting other than the win shots.
2, ShowCardi-L is not a CWCCA list, Kathy Steele may be your best resource to resolve that, however AOL has long been 'glitchy' and does not support other than paid email accounts. Might suggest getting another email address other than with AOL.

Re: Comment - Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Q:  Our family's first Cardigan Welsh Corgi was named Bo. We never had his papers but his ownership was retained by a breeder in Minneapolis named Bud Reed. All I know is that he was a show dog and did earn ribbons and his mother was pictured in a paperback book about CWC and her name was Nell. Is there any way to find out about his lineage through this group? This would have been in the late 1960's as Bo died at the age of 14 in about 1970 or 1971.
A:  There may be some information in some of our past publications, such as The Cardigan Bulletin and our Cardigan Handbooks. All of those materials are handled by our Ways and Means Chair, Don Lassila omar@shadowalk.com . He is well versed and long experienced in our Breed and may be able to offer you some contacts that might be familiar with Mr Reed and his lines. This message may also generate some responses from other readers.

Re: Comment - Wednesday, January 29, 2014
 !   On this freezing day in south Alabama, I am housebound, exploring various random internet sites and I obviously connect to corgis. Somewhat to my surprise I read of dog, "Bob" Llwyd. This dog was owned by my grandfather, Dr. J.T.Lloyd. His only child was my mother, Mary(1919-2005). I have newspaper clipping about "Bob" and a framed photograph of him. My mother, came to Alabama from Wales as a war bride. She obtained our first family dog,a Welsh Corgi (Cardigan), from Massachusetts, sent to Demopolis, Alabama in late 50's or early 60's. There could not have been many sent to Alabama. Over the years, my siblings and I have owned many corgis though only our childhood one from Mass. was a cardigan. This is just a little story of a transplanted Welsh mother keeping her children connected to her homeland, one way by a dog! It worked. Kathryn - Alabama

Re: Comment - Friday, November 15, 2013
Q:  where and when may I put in my order for the new handbook under construction now?
A:  The handbook is still priced @ $35 and can be ordered by sending a check, payable to CWCCA, to..
Ingrid Greig, CWCCA Treasurer
PO Box 069,
Willoughby, OH. 44096-0069
Please note the check 'Handbook' and be sure she has your shipping address.

Re: Comment - Friday, October 25, 2013
Q:  2012 Annual Club Awards. Were any performance awards given?
A:  If there were, they have yet to reach the web or Bulletin editors

Re: Comment - Monday, October 21, 2013
Q:  Is there an ETA for when the 2014 National page will be up? I'm waiting to see where the dinners etc. will be held before making plans to either lease a camper or plan on staying at a hotel. Any information is appreciated. Thanks!
A:  The NS website is in process as we are waiting on some information to come in.
All Dinners & Meetings will be at Holiday Inn Six Flags except the Megan Supper
Conformation & Megan events, Agility, Obedience & Rally will be at Purina
Herding will be at Whiskey Creek Farms, Washington, Mo.
Tracking will be at Industrial Park & Regional Airport, Sullivan Mo.

Re: Comment - Friday, October 25, 2013
Q:  ROM question... I note that PACH titles and Rally titles are not included in ROM points. neither are GCH titles. Can someone explain the reasoning behind their exclusion?
A:  The entire program is currently in review by the Board.

Re: Members Section - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Q:  I have sent emails on how to get in the members section with no response. Would love to be able to see what is in the members only section!
A:  On the far right of the menu bar above is a link to 'Members' login. On that page, near the bottom are links and information on how to get your login information including instructions about making sure @cardigancorgis.com is whitelisted in your email filters. We recieved and within 45 minutes responded to your email on May 15. Login information is only sent to the valid email we have in our records and is nearly an immediate response, provided the email address is correct and not blocked by spam filters.

Frequently, we recieve applications with no, invalid or misspelled, or unreadable email addresses. We do our best to decipher.

In reviewing your record, the email was valid in format but incomplete by one letter, an error in data entry at some point in the membership process. This has been corrected and you should now have the information you need.

Re: Membership - Friday, May 17, 2013
Q:  Hi, my husband and I would like to join, we are the proud parents of three akc cardi's. Can you send me the form and information? We want to get listed in the breeders section. What do we need to do? Thanks
A:  Have a look at our How to Join page in the menu above under 'The Club', where you will find our application, contact information for our Membership Chair, and a brief description of membership types. At the request of and vote by our membership, there is a three consecutive year waiting period before a member may list in our Breeders Directory.

Re: Handbook - Friday, May 17, 2013
Q:  I would like to order a handbook. Would you please tell me where and how to do this.
A:  We expect to continue on-line handbook ordering once we have gone to print. We will be sure to widely post that notice when ordering opens.

Re: Membership - Friday, May 10, 2013
Q:  I mailed a check and application in February 2013. I have not received any confirmation. Thank you L...
A:  We get questions like this from time to time and want the membership to understand the importance of timely sponsor pages, as well as how the process works time wise.

The membership chairman has communcated privately to this prospective member and they are working toward a resolution. Both sponsors were contacted asking for sponsor pages but only one has responded.

The application process...

From the time the membership chairman receives an application, check and, two sponsor pages it may take a few months for the processing of the application. The Newsletter deadline for membership is the 10th of odd numbered months. So, if all of the paperwork is received after the 10th of the month it must wait two more months to be published. If at that time the sponsor pages aren't in, an email will be sent.

Some members quickly send thier sponsorship form while others don't. If it gets to the second cycle the membership chairman will inform the applicant and request that they find another sponsor or talk to the first sponsor.

Once all the paper work is in and payment made, the application is published in the next Newsletter. Note that if all of this is received after the 10th of an odd number month it does wait another two months.

From the date the Newsletter is published with a name of an applicant in it the by-laws give the membership 60 days to comment on an applicant to the membership chairman. If that 60 days passes with no adverse member comments, the applicant becomes a member.

We make every effort to get Newsletters published on time especially around Nationals time as a member who sends in a complete application between November 10th and January 10th will be published in the January Newsletter. Sixty days puts them becoming members in March which is just in time for Nationals.

Anything received after January 10th won't have a chance to make that deadline. This might prevent an applicant from entering a 'Membership required' event such as the Megan where one must be a member to show..... so it is very important this time of year.

Re: Breeders Directory - Sunday, May 05, 2013
Q:  We live in Reno Nevada and would like to get a Corgi for my son, who is 17. Corgi's are his favorite breed. My question is where you are located and to you ship the pups or do we pick them up? We do want a pup since we have 2 cats and want the pup to grow up with the cats. Our cats are very dog friendly. Any info you can send me will be greatly appreciated. Also what is the charge for rescuing a pup.Thank you for any info.
A:  Just for clarity, you mention Corgi, of which there are two distinct breeds, Pembroke (no tail) and Cardigan (with tail) and there are both similarities and differences between the two.

CWCCA is the AKC Parent Club for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The CWCCA itself does not actually handle anything regarding Cardigan Corgi placement other than to facilitate communication between members who have Cardigans available for placement and those who seek them. Each breeder in our Breeders directory lists their availabilities and will have their preferences in transporting a placement.

CWCNRT (Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue Trust) http://cardiganrescue.org is a wholly separate organization, made up of very dedicated and caring folks, who may or may not be members of the CWCCA, and they do excellent work in rescue and re-homing Cardigan Welsh Corgi's in need. Sherilyn Curti is the National Coordinator for CWCNRT and your best resource for rescue information.

Hope this information is helpful in your search :)

Re: Comment - Thursday, May 02, 2013
Q:  Where can I find the critique for my dog from the 2012 national specialty?
A:  Critiques, when available, are published in the Bulletin.

Re: Something else (please specify below) - Monday, April 29, 2013
Q:  I am trying to plan for the 2014 specialty. With regard to veterans--are we allowed to show spayed/neutered veterans at the specialty? If yes, can you tell me what day of the specialty veterans are shown. I know that BOB is on Saturday, but can't find the day veterans are shown. I just need a tentative idea so I can schedule around my work. Thank you.
A:  From the NS2013 Premium and AKC Rules for Dog Shows pg 45: 'Neutered dogs and spayed bitches may compete in the Veterans Classes at Independent Specialties. The winner of each of these classes will be eligible to compete for Best of Breed'

Here is a link to a PDF of the NS2013 schedule, and while there may be some variations from year to year, the days are generally the same. It is yet too early to be definitive on the schedule, but with the exception of the Megan, the first 4 days are Performance oriented events, and Conformation events span the last 4 days. Hope this helps.

Re: Comment - Monday, April 29, 2013
Q:  I would like to make a donation on behalf of my friend's Cardigan that just passed away at 17 years of age. His name was Levi. If I make a donation, do you send a card letting my friend know a donation was made on her behalf?
A:  If you will tell us who the person is, we will send a note stating that a donation was made in the Levi's name. What a lovely thought.

Gail LaBerge,
CWCCA 1st Vice President

Re: Comment - Thursday, April 18, 2013
Q:  Any recent updates on the status of the Handbook?
A:  The current version of the handbook had, for a number of reasons, to be restarted from nearly scratch. Janet and I have been working on reconstructing the pedigree gallery informations and getting revised versions of ads in. A number of CWCCA members have volunteered to assist with design and/or proof reading and we do have a a professional designer working on the final layout. Right now we are looking at a late May publication date. All handbooks already purchased will be mailed out with, of course, no cost to the purchaser. Please feel free to contact me should you have individual concerns.
Tom Stewart

Re: Comment - Monday, April 22, 2013
Q:  We just acquired a Cardi Male Pup. What age should he be neutered since the Breeder (CCWA Member) sold him to us as a
A:  There is no one answer to this question but most veterinarians would recommend neutering at four to six months of age.. Recent statistical research (not specific to Cardigan Welsh Corgis) points toward an increased risk for joint problems in dogs that are neutered early so some owners postpone neutering until the growth plates are closed, or at eight months to one year of age. However, some municipalities require earlier neutering or impose high licensing fees for intact dogs. Occasionally, a young male will develop really obnoxious behaviors like urine marking, mounting and aggression. Those dogs should be neutered as soon as possible to restore peace to the household.

Enjoy your Cardi!

Barbara S Merickel DVM

Re: Website - Monday, March 04, 2013
Q:  Why are the website times referenced in the Eastern Time Zone instead of the time zone I am in ?
A:  Time settings on any given device can be modified to suit the user, and may not accurately reflect where that user is actually located. Getting the timezone from your device is easy.. assuring its accuracy is not. So rather than wrestle with all the variables of every users device, we use a time reference that we can depend on, specifically, the date/time where our immobile server sits. Regardless of what your clock says, every user of our web applications gets the same amount of time to do so. It's up to YOU as to where in the span you choose to participate. This is really no different than the closing times for entries with various secretaries, that are always based on date/time certain at THEIR location.

Re: Comment - Sunday, February 24, 2013
Q:  Hi. I'm trying to find info on your photo contest. Do I have to be a member first? When does the contest run? What are the pictures for? Thanks.
A:  Complete information is listed on this page, including contact info for the Photo Contest Chair

Re: Something else (please specify below) - Sunday, February 24, 2013
Q:  Health question: At what age do growth plates close in Cardis? I do not want to spay until they are closed. Can you direct me to solid information on Cardis? My pup is 4-1/2 months old, and every day is a new delight.thank you, carol
A:  We were unable to locate specific information for Cardis, but since they are relatively small dogs, they should fall in the middle of the published ranges for epiphyseal closure which is about 310 days old. You should consult with your veterinarian who may recommend radiographs of the humerus or femur which are among the last to close.

Enjoy your puppy!

Re: Membership - Thursday, February 07, 2013
Q:  [Message Truncated]
My husband and I will be getting our first Cardi at the end of February 2013. We would like to become members, but don't actually know anyone in the club except for our Breeder. We have actually never met her. Do we need to wait for a few years until we have met some club members? I am able to go to the Specialty this year and hope to meet many wonderful Cardi owners and Breeders. We would like to be active but there are no other Cardigans in our town.
What should we do?
A:  No need to wait years. You might discuss this with your breeder if they are CWCCA members. Many new members are sponsored in this way. Another option would be to get to know some of our wonderful cardigan folks at the National Specialty coming up soon.

Re: Comment - Friday, January 18, 2013
Q:  I want to donate to your rescue group. Where should I send my check?
A:  The Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue Trust (CWCNRT) will be extremely grateful for your donation.
Here is a link to their website http://cardiganrescue.org
All donations should be made payable to the CWCNRT and sent to:
Becky Smith, Treasurer
2236 Warson Rd
Springfield, IL 62704

Re: Handbook - Friday, January 18, 2013
Q:  How do we purchase copies of the upcoming handbook?
A:  Once we have gone to print, we will post an ordering method if it is other than through the Cardi Shop aka Ways & Means

Re: Handbook - Saturday, January 05, 2013
Q:  I have searched the entire cardigancorgis.com site and could not find the set-up requirements for a Handbook ad. I never got the exact requirements even when I paid for a page. I send my camera ready page in last year after getting by osmosis some info but I'd like to have it verified. What I received was the page is 8.75 x 11.25 with a live area of 8.25 x 10.75 (leave 1/4' margin around the edges). Is this correct? I know with the Bulletin that leaving a 1/2' margin all around works best but this may be different. Thanks.
A:  Update on the CWCCA Handbook ad dimensions and specs (courtesy of Penni Adrian, who understands this far better than me):

For a bleed: Each page must have an outer dimension of 11.25" x 8.75" (Wide). On each page there must be an interior "live" centered area of 10.75" x 8.25". This means that ALL photos and text must be inside that live centered area. If this is a design for the centerfold, the outer size should be 11.25" x 17.25" (Wide). The live centered area must be 10.75" (H) and 16.75" (wide). All ads must be camera-ready and sent in hi res (pre-press quality) .pdf
ALL photos MUST be 300 dpi. Any lower resolution will appear fuzzy when printed. Ads may not be prepared in Word or WordPerfect -- must be in PhotoShop or PaintShop Pro, preferably in a design program like InDesign or Quark. They should be submitted in hi resolution (pre-press quality) .pdf.

Hopefully this will help everyone as you get your ads ready.

Thanks
Tom

Re: Comment - Saturday, December 29, 2012
Q:  Hi I am the proud owner of a cardi and maybe a second one soon. What are the benefits of membership in CWCCA? Carol
A:  Welcome to the wonderful world of Cardigans. I will attempt to answer your question but if you have more, feel free to email me.

The CWCCA is made of of Cardigan lovers and exhibitors from around the world. We have a wide range of interests and passions but we are all passionate about our Cardigans.

Membership in this organization can take many forms. All are loyal supporters of the breed but many don't compete in anything other than loving their pets on a daily basis.

The CWCCA is the parent club for the American Kennel Club and as such we participate in programs of the AKC.

The CWCCA is responsible for things such advising the AKC on the breed standard and participating in AKC related programs which benefit all dogs and Cardigans in particular.

We sponsor a national specialty each year and a number of regional supported entries and specialties throughout the US during the year. We maintain a breeder referral list, educate breeders and exhibitors, mentor new members and individuals wishing to judge our breed in the conformation ring and maintain our Code of Ethics which may be found on our web site.

If you wish to become a new member of our club, you will need to fill out an application and submit it as well as find two members who will sponsor you. Your name will be published in our newsletter and 60 days later you will be a member.

Non members are welcome at our specialties. The first week in April is our next one in Tucson.

I am sure I have missed a few things ....oh, the biggest and best is meeting & networking with fellow Cardigan lovers and learning from them about a breed dear to my heart. Barb P. - Membership Chair membership@cardigancorgis.com

Re: Comment - Monday, December 17, 2012
Q:  I'm trying to find a sweater or vest for my older cardigan corgi do u have any suggestions for me?? thanks
A:  Let's put this up and see if anyone has resources :)

Re: Comment - Thursday, November 22, 2012
Q:  Hi. I am the proud owner of two Cardis. I had sent in an application for membership in the CWCCA the end of August. So....my question now is what do I need to do to become a member? Was my application received?
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A:  Your application has been published in our bi-monthly newsletter, Nov/Dec issue. If all goes normally, you should be approved by publishing in our Jan/Feb newsletter. Generally, the Newsletter process begins once the application and sponsor pages are received. Applicants typically are not contacted unless there is a problem. You can always contact the membership chair with any questions or concerns, and your sponsors should also be able to help you understand the process.

The two largest delays in any application are unreadable or incorrect information on the application and/or delays in receiving the sponsor pages. We are working on improving the member application process.

Our bylaws provide an applicant with all privileges of membership, except voting. This includes access to our members section where our newsletters are posted online. Your login is created when your application is posted.

Look for your name in the dropdown box on the Request Login or Password page, click Send. Your information should arrive in your email within a very few minutes.

Re: Comment - Thursday, November 01, 2012
Q:  I am looking for a 1-2yr old cardigan dog red-white male, can you help me?
A:  Our Breeders Directory, located HERE is the best resource for locating available dogs, and we also suggest looking at Cardigan Rescue located at cardiganrescue.org

Re: Comment - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
 !   HURRICANE SANDY - This super storm has crossed through one of the most densely populated areas where many of our members make their homes. Damage assessment is just beginning and recovery will be slow.If you are in the affected area and need assistance, or nearby and can safely check on folks in the damaged area, please feel free to use our QnA list or CWCCA Discussion list to let us know what you need or if your in good shape, we would really like to hear from you to know that.If you have resources to offer, please feel free to post that as well.Cardigan folks are the very best in times of need and will no doubt rise to this occasion as well.

Re: To the Board of Directors - Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Q:  As a long-time CWCCA member and former CWCCA Board member [TRUNCATED] remember the mission of our club.
A:  This item is a CWCCA matter and has been moved to the Members Section QnA.
Please remember that all official CWCCA business is to be conducted on the member's site of the Club's Website or in the CWCCA Discussion group.

Re: Something else (please specify below) - Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Q:  GCH. I have been conversing with AKC re how to calculate the number of Ch defeated in order to obtain a GCH. AKC continues to quote regulations related to calculating the 25 points according to class entered. I don't disagree on the calculation of those points. But i don' t see how that is related defeating three Ch. If a dog is awarded a select and the BOB comes from a Ch class then the select dog should be counted as a defeated Ch. The calculations are seperate and distinct. Perhaps our delegate can provide a clearer understanding. Thank you.
A:  This item is a CWCCA matter and has been moved to the Members Section QnA.
Please remember that all official CWCCA business is to be conducted on the member's site of the Club's Website or in the CWCCA Discussion group.

Re: Handbook - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Q:  Since most (all) of the ads are quite outdated by now, will we have a chance to revise? If not, will we be able to withdraw/cancel our ads.
A:  Ad changes are one of the significant logistical issues the Board is currently working on and will have an answer for everyone after the Board meeting on the 22nd and 23rd of September.

Re: Handbook - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Q:  Any updates on the Handbook?
A:  The Board of Directors would like to update everyone on the status of the 2012 Handbook. First, I want to thank everyone for their patience. Regarding the Handbook itself, the Board is taking direct responsibility for the completion of this edition. We are still working out details and some logistical issues so we do not have final details on such things as ad changes. The Board is meeting on September 22-23 and will update the membership immediately following the meeting. The Board's goal is to get a quality Handbook in the hands of the membership. Should you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please contact Tom Stewart, CWCCA 2nd Vice-president at claymorekc@sbcglobal.net

Re: Something else (please specify below) - Thursday, September 06, 2012
Q:  How do I change my email on Showcardi-L ?
A:  Although ShowCardi-L is NOT a CWCCA list, many CWCCA members frequent there, so here goes.

Most Listserv accounts are based on the email address itself, so it can become an exercise in futility to change the email address. Many social media are the same.

If you can't easily find an ACCOUNT INFORMATION screen that allows an email change, then the next best step is to create a new account, with your new email address and then message a System Administrator requesting your old account be removed/deactivated.
Many listserv applications will automatically terminate an account after a period of time, when the emails bounce back to them.

Re: Something else (please specify below) - Monday, August 20, 2012
Q:  How can I obtain print materials on the breed to offer at an information table for our specialty in September (Chesapeake Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club)
A:  Please contact Ways & Means Chair, Don Lassila, omar@shadowalk.com or 406.529.1099

Re: Membership - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Q:  I believe my membership has been approved, however I have not received any confirmation, nor have I received a login name or password.
A:  You should have received a newsletter in May in which you were 'Welcomed to Cardidom'. Your login was created when your initial data was posted. If we have a valid email for you, your login information can be requested 24/7/365 and is only sent to the email listed for you.

Re: Bulletin - Friday, July 13, 2012
Q:  Where do I send money for ad in next Bulletin?
A:  From the Bulletin page...
PLEASE send advertising payments directly to Ingrid Grieg, Treasurer at the address below -- NOT to the Editor, noting that it is for a full color page, full black/white page, full color bleed, etc., and in which issue, i.e. Summer, Fall, or Winter. That will assure that your check is cashed promptly. Ingrid Greig, Treasurer, PO Box 069 Willoughby, OH. 44096-0069

Re: Handbook - Thursday, July 12, 2012
Q:  Hi, I think the question on a lot of peoples' minds is what is the status of the Handbook? I know there are people who have placed ads and are waiting to see the proofs. Not complaining, just wondering.
A:  As Second Vice President of the CWCCA, I would like to update everyone on the status of the handbook. First, the delay in receiving photographs from the National photographer meant revised ads were waiting for photographs. Second, there are some productions issues that several officers of the Board are working to resolve. Due to the nature of some of these issues, I must ask for your understanding that the Board has to keep some information confidential until the issues are resolved. I do apologize for not communicating with the membership sooner. Should anyone have any additional questions or concerns about the Handbook, please feel free to contact me either by e-mail or phone - Tom Stewart

Re: Comment - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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