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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Genetics: Health, Traits, and COI


Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy

Understanding genetic health risks, physical traits, and genetic coefficient of inbreeding for Pembroke Welsh Corgis

Genetic health tests offered by Embark for Pembroke Welsh Corgis:

  • Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)
  • Exercise-Induced Collapse (DNM1)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd3 (PDE6A)
  • Von Willebrand Disease Type I (VWF)
  • X-linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (IL2RG Variant 2)
  • Chondrodystrophy and Intervertebral Disc Disease, CDDY/IVDD, Type I IVDD (FGF4 retrogene – CFA12)

Learn more about health conditions for Pembroke Welsh Corgis.


Lisa Peterson Contributor

Award-winning writer, journalist, and podcast host Lisa Peterson is a canine subject matter expert and Content Strategy Lead at Embark Veterinary. She served as the American Kennel Club director of communications and club communications for 10 years before becoming a Westminster Kennel Club public relations consultant from 2016 to 2021. Lisa began owning, breeding, and handling Norwegian Elkhounds more than 35 years ago, and today is an AKC judge and AKC Breeder of Merit.

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