Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America

Canine Intervertebral Disc Disease – IVDD


Although we do not have reliable statistics or risk factors, canine intervertebral disc disease is known to occur in the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Studies show that there are likely many different factors involved, not the least of which is that the Cardigan is a dwarf (chondrodysplastic) breed and these breeds frequently suffer from Type I disk disease. Most studies of canine intervertebral disc disease have focused on the Dachshund, therefore that is the breed you will find most often referenced in the below links. Rather than reinvent the wheel when there is so much material out there, we present the following excellent links for your information: