The Welsh Corgi League has been a beacon for Pembroke Welsh Corgi lovers since its inception in 1938.
With a global community, the league continues to foster the love and responsible breeding of this charming breed.
Here’s a glimpse into the league’s humble beginnings, growth, and its current structure.
The Beginnings – Pembroke Welsh Corgi League
Back in 1938, two passionate Corgi enthusiasts, Thelma Gray and Mrs. Douglas Redding, felt the need for a club closer to their homes in Surrey as the only club then was based in distant Pembrokeshire, Wales.
They envisioned a club that could work alongside the Welsh Corgi Club without rivalry.
Their idea was warmly welcomed, and thus, on June 21, 1938, the Welsh Corgi League was born in a meeting held at Mrs. Redding’s home in Surrey.
Growing Pains and Gains
The early days saw the league members working hard to establish a name. They organized shows, collected funds, and elected officers to manage the league. Their efforts bore fruit when they held their first breed show on April 20, 1939, which was a hit.
However, the onset of World War II temporarily halted their activities until they regrouped in 1946. Post-war, the league saw a resurgence, with even royalty attending their events.
The league also began producing handbooks and a documentary sound film, showcasing the delightful journey of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed.
Today, the league is a well-organized body with an Executive Committee elected annually to manage its affairs.
It has different geographical sections and subsections, each with its committee to cater to members in various regions of the UK and overseas.
These sections organize various events like walks and parties, keeping the community vibrant and engaged.
The Welsh Corgi League now embraces members not only from the UK but from all corners of the globe.
Each member, regardless of where they reside, shares a common love for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
The league’s structured sections ensure that every member feels a sense of belonging and has a platform to share their enthusiasm for the breed.
Welsh Corgi League: Conclusion
The Welsh Corgi League stands as a testament to the enduring allure of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
From its modest inception to its growth into a global community, the league continues to be a nurturing ground for Corgi lovers.
As it celebrates its legacy, the league also looks forward to many more years of promoting the welfare and joy that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi brings into our lives.