The first recorded date for corgis appearing in the show ring in Wales is 1925. Captain J.P. Howell called together a meeting of breeders of both the Pembroke and the Cardigan varieties, and formed the Welsh Corgi Club with an initial membership of 59 members. A general breed standard was drawn up, and Corgis began to appear in conformation shows. Until this point, neither breed had been specifically bred for looks. They were primarily interested in the Pembroke variety, although those from Cardigan did also appear. At this point the breeds were referred to as the Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire varieties, later becoming shortened as time passed. There were a number of rows between breeders of the two types in early shows, as judges who were breeders of one type would often favour them in deciding who won in certain classes. The Welsh Corgi appeared at Cruft's for the first time in 1927.