Our breeder Carrie Hale (Haley PWC) offered to kennel Al & Gwynn for 5 days, and there's nobody better. She's a font of information and advice about all things corgi, generous with her time.
We got to meet Dante, Gwynnie's sire, Al's gradsire, and Autumn Rain, and Twyla. Superb friendly beautiful adorable dogs. I could've cuddled corgis all night.
We learned that Al is a bit underweight, so his rations get increased, Most important, she said he's favoring his left rear leg. This means it hasn't healed since the hiking evacuation in September. I think we can rule out sore feet. I may try giving him 81mg (low dose) aspirin at evening meal because I've sometimes thought him a bit slow and reluctant in the mornings, not his get-up-and-go self. I suspected this but it's subtle enough for me to miss. She spotted it right away.
She mentioned that a lot of Parvo has been going around Washington state, so we may get boosters.
We are well-blessed to have such a good breeder so nearby. She doesn't breed very often. She really stands by her dogs.
So good to have them back home!
If you shop for a breeder, try to find out if this sort of support and advice will be forthcoming.