Health Research and Resources
Cardigan Welsh Corgis, as a breed are relatively healthy with Dr. Padgett listing only 32 known and documented inherited issues in his book: Control of Canine Genetic Diseases. Other sources may bring that number higher to around fifty, many of which are reported to be fairly rare or even unknown in recent years and much of the remainder known to occur as disorders of all dogs in general. Fifty may seem like a high number until it is compared with other breeds, some having as many as 150 disorders.
Mixed breeds, long thought to be healthier than purebred dogs, actually top the list at 220 or more reported genetic health problems, often with much lower predictability and more difficulty in making a correct diagnosis for treatment due to unknown family histories.
Follow the links on this page to find information about known health issues of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and any current research.
This is not a complete list, but includes issues which may be of greater concern or importance to breeders and pet owners.
This information is not meant to take the place of professional veterinary care.
Link to participate in the NHGRI Dog Genome Project
Please note, many of these pages are still under construction.
Please check back for added links and updated information.
Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (Bloat)