Our darling 15-week-old Pembroke, Emma, has a limp. We noticed this for the first time when she was about 5 1/2 weeks old. At that time, it was a very pronounced limp - you couldn't miss it. It seemed to be her front left leg. She received an x-ray, which showed nothing out of place. As she has gotten older, the limp has become MUCH less noticeable - to a point where my husband and I sometimes think it's gone! The only time we really notice it is when she has just woken up or after a long walk (in which she runs the entire second half home). She has NEVER seemed to be in ANY sort of discomfort from it. She does hop more often than other corgis and only uses her legs independently if she is walking – much faster than that and it’s a hop (both front legs together).
As mentioned previously, she is now 15 weeks. I took her to the vet this morning to finish her vaccinations. They kept us there a few minutes after giving her shots just to make sure she didn't have any severe reactions, during which she decided to take a little nap. About 15 minutes later, one of the other vets walked in to see her (EVERYONE there loves her) and he noticed her limp. I explained to him that she has always had it and so on and so forth. He bent her front legs back as much as he could - they wouldn't bend back (at least not very far). That's where he thought there was a problem. He said her (front) legs should bend all the way back at the joint and neither of hers have ever done this. Now he wants to X-ray her legs, have a radiologist possibly look at them and see if we can do anything about it. while it is expensive, the money isn't my primary concern. I don't want to put this dog through unnecessary treatment if it's just "the way she is."
SO... I guess my question is - Do your corgi's front feet bend all the way back at the joint (at the "knee"/wrist" as opposed to the two upper joints at the shoulder)? How far do they bend? I really appreciate any input you are willing to give. I love my dog and I want what’s best for her - I don't want to make a mountain out of a molehill...