Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Potomac

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Potomac Club Information

Club History and Objectives Club Contacts PWCCP Code of Ethics Constitution and Bylaws Standing Rules
The first meeting of the club, which was originally named The Tidewater Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club was held on June 9, 1973.  The name was officially changed to The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Potomac effective November 18, 1974, and the AKC granted permission for the PWCCP to operate as a Sanctioned Club.  An article on the history of the club was written in 2013 by Penny Ford-Bezdikian in collaboration with Derry Krause and Gigi Fitzgerald.   Click here to read the entire article.

Fast Facts:

  • First Fun Match - August 12, 1973
  • First Sanctioned B-OB Match – October 26, 1974
  • First Sanctioned A-OA Match – April 30, 1977
  • First Specialty Show (in conjunction with Old Dominion KC of Northern Virginia Show) – April 22, 1978
  • First Independent Specialty Show – April 17, 1981


The Objectives of the PWCCP are:

To encourage and promote quality through the selective breeding of purebred Pembroke Welsh Corgis and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;

To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which the Pembroke Welsh Corgi shall be judged.

To exercise its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed in all areas of competition, breeding, grooming and health care, and to encourage sportsmanlike conduct at all times.

To conduct sanctioned and licensed specialty shows, obedience trials, performance events and any other events for which the club is eligible under the rules and regulations of The American Kennel Club.

To maintain an organized rescue service, whereby homeless or unwanted Pembroke Welsh Corgis will be placed in good homes, and may be kept by  designated club members until such homes can be found