Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America

Cardigan Health


While the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is in general a very healthy breed, there a several diseases that can be of concern, and all of which in fact, can affect many other purebred and crossbred dogs. These include hip dysplasia, a malformation of the hip joints that causes arthritis and pain, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), a disease that causes blindness and for which there is a genetic test and degenerative myelopathy (DM), a disease that causes progressive paralysis and seems to only affect very old Cardigans. Its cause appears to be multigenetic and the currently available genetic test identifies dogs that may be at risk of developing the disease.

This information resource cannot and is not intended to replace a consultation and examination with your veterinarian.

Owners faced with any health issue in their pet are encouraged to see their veterinarian.

We hope information posted here will supplement your understanding of the various conditions that affect our wonderful breed.