Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s typically weigh between 25 to 38 pounds, and have a low-slung body. They have an adaptable personality and make a great member of the family. Their intelligence makes them a highly trainable breed. Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s descended from the same family of dogs that produced the Dachshund and the Basset Hound. They were believed to have been brought to Wales more than 3,000 years ago by Celtic tribes. This is an active, good-natured dog with an affectionate personality. Be prepared to keep the Cardigan busy. Athletic and tireless, he excels in dog sports, especially agility, herding, flyball, obedience, rally and tracking and enjoy walks and hikes.
Common Health Conditions
- Intervertebral Disk Disease: Because of their long backs, Cardigans are prone to ruptures in a spinal disc. Signs include unsteadiness, difficulty going up or down stairs or on and off furniture, knuckling over of limbs, weakness, and paralysis
- Degenerative myelopathy is a neurological condition (similar to ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease in people) that causes weakness and poor nerve function in the hind legs. It affects Corgis more frequently than other breeds.
- Cystinuria is a Corgi health issue that causes high levels of a protein called cystine to be excreted into the dog’s urine. This may cause stones to form, which can be very uncomfortable for the dog to pass and can even lead to other health issues.