|UK Standard and InterpretationsMrs.Margo Hackney
Judge of the UK Kennel Club &
former chairman of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association
Tel: 015647 83720
“Can I respectfully remind contributors that a discussion about the standard is about one’s personal interpretation of it.
The UK standard is very vague on several issues. In fact when I was chair of CWCA I suggested that it be reviewed.but it was not felt necessary at that time. In the section on colour it says “any colour, with or without white markings, but white should not predominate”. therefore the only thing that excludes dudleys is that in the head and skull section it says nose black.
In the section on size it says “height : Ideal 30cms ( 12ins) at Shoulder. Weght in proportion to size with overall balance the prime consideration.
There is no mention of weight. The “ideal ” size is 12 ins but ( according to the standard)overall balance is the primary factor. It does not clearly define where the measurement be taken from
incidentally in the section on feet it states that all dew claws to be removed
I am not putting these points forward as my particular views, just poiniting out that the standard is totally open to ones interpretation.
The final paragraph of te UK standard says Faults . Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree. I hope that makes it clear. As mud!!!!
|The Original UK StandardA Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function. Absolute soundness is essential. Breeders and judges should at all times be careful to avoid obvious conditions or exaggerations which would be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed. From time to time certain conditions or exaggerations may be considered to have the potential to affect dogs in some breeds adversely, and judges and breeders are requested to refer to the Breed Watch section of the Kennel Club website here http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/breeds/watch for details of any such current issues. If a feature or quality is desirable it should only be present in the right measure.General AppearanceSturdy, tough, mobile, capable of endurance. Long in proportion to height, terminating in fox-like brush, set in line with body.
Last Updated – January 2009