History of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Garden State (New
Our New Jersey club is a non-profit organization
founded in August of 1984 with 16 charter members. Our first match
was held in June of 1985 and the AKC recognized our chosen name,
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Garden State, in October of that
same year. We went on to hold our required AKC recognized "B"
matches and then proceeded to hold our required "A" matches.
The results of successfully doing the preceding meant that we then
were approved to hold AKC-licensed events where championship points
Our first Pembroke Welsh Corgi Funday was
held in April of 1996 and our first Pembroke Welsh Corgi Specialty
was held in May of 1996. We have been holding a Herding Trial or
Herding Instinct Test each
year since 1988.
In November of 1991, the PWCCGS established its Pembroke
Welsh Corgi Rescue Program, which is currently in
need of volunteers.
The Club holds a Pembroke Welsh Corgi match show
every year which supports both obedience and breed. We actively
sponsor — through sweeps or supported
entries — a number of shows each year. In 2001, the Club
held its first Agility Trial.
From our original 16 members, the Club has grown to over 60 members/families.