The CCCC is the recognised breed club for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi in Canada. Our club is open to everyone with an interest in these great dogs.
The Canadian Cardigan Corgi Club is saddened to announce the passing of long-time breeder and exhibitor Shelley Camm on August 10th, at the age of 63. While Shelley’s passing was not unexpected, the news still came as a sad shock, even in this year of so many. Shelley had been through so much in the last few years, with the sudden death of her partner, Chris; the unexpected loss of her heart dog, Dolly; and then the cancer diagnosis and treatment. Many others would have given up, but Shelley didn’t. She carried on to reach a level of excellence in our beloved breed that I doubt we’ll ever see again; surely no one will ever again take all the major placements at a National Specialty as Shelley and her crew did at Halifax in 2016. And I know that in the last few months her priority was to place her remaining dogs in the best possible forever homes she could find.
Shelley was a strong proponent of genetic testing, of judges’ education, and on-going education of breeders. She served the Club as president, secretary and show chair for the National Specialties in 1994 and 2012. I am glad that we, as a Club, were able to honour her with our Lifetime Achievement Award while she was still alive; she truly deserved it.
On behalf of the members of the CCCC
Shelley Camm with two of her beloved Cardigans