I posted this on the Corgi Health group and have not received any responses, so I thought I'd try here. Our darling, 4-1/2 month old Brody went to "our" vet for the first time last week to receive his final shots and get a health check. The vet, who we trust, said that his front knees were more knock-kneed than they should be, even for a Corgi. She said that their structure would put a lot of stress on his joints, both at the knee and at the top of the legs.
She said he would become arthritic. So, he's on glucosamine/chondroiton. She also said that surgery could correct it to a point. She recommended he be limited to moderate exercise, no long runs and to avoid jumping so that he landed heavily on his front paws. I was hoping he'd come on my long 4-5 mile walks (I'm a racewalker) when he got older but she thought that was too long. I also wanted to take him to agility training since he loves going under and over and through things, I thought this would keep his mind busy and challenged, too. Anyone else with an overly knock-kneed corgi? Any thoughts? Thanks! Julie BTW - Brody is enjoying watching the Westminster Dog Show right now. It's the toy group. He enjoyed watching the corgis in the herding group last night!