On Sunday, May 27, hundreds of corgis and their eager owners gathered for the inaugural SoCal Corgi Nationals fun race at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia. The event was much more than a race, it was a chance to meet fellow corgis and corgi-owners.
“Corgis are bred to be herding dogs,” said Kelly McLemore, the founder of So Cal Corgi Nation Day. “I don’t know if they’re known for speed but both of our corgis are pretty fast…they’re just cute dogs and even cuter when they run.”
McLemore started the corgi meet ups with her husband and corgi, Mr. Pickles, to meet other corgi-owners. So Cal Corgi Nation partners with a local corgi and corgi mix rescue, Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue, and hosts three Corgi Beach Days each year. Six years later, the Corgi Beach Day events draw over 15,000 corgis and people. The next beach day will be June 23 at Huntington Beach.
For more information visit http://socalcorgibeachday.com/.