Welcome to Worthington Corgis!
Before breeding, we take into consideration the health and well-being of our dogs to ensure they are at their best state before going through breeding, pregnancy, and motherhood. All of our dogs are up to date on shots and visit the vet routinely.
As we grow in the upcoming years, we are very particular about the dogs we add to our program because we aim to produce the best of the best. Because of this, we do lots of research to find reputable breeders that are producing quality dogs in all areas, from genetic testing to the way they are raised before they come home to us, etc.
We intentionally breed our dogs to ensure we are passing on the best temperaments, structure/overall look and DNA from parent to puppy. We genetically test all of our parent dogs for the most common diseases found in the corgi breed, they are; Degenerative Myelopathy(DM), Exercise Induced Collapse(EIC), Von Willebrand's Disease Type 1(VWD1) and Progressive Retinal Atrophy Rod-Cone Dysplasia 3(PRA-RCD3). We also test our dogs for coat type. All of our dogs are AKC registered and tested and can be proven upon request.
Degenerative myelopathy (DM), is a disease affecting the spinal cord, resulting in slowly progressive hind limb weakness and paralysis. The symptoms result from degeneration of the white matter of the spinal cord. DM is similar to some of the forms of human amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Exercise-induced collapse is a genetic disorder that causes dogs of certain breeds to collapse after a period of intense exercise. The breeds affected are primarily sporting dogs.
Von Willebrand disease I (vWD Type 1), an inherited bleeding disorder, results from a lack or reduced level of a normal blood clotting protein and is characterized by spontaneous hemorrhaging and prolonged bleeding after physical trauma.
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a category of different progressive conditions leading to retinal atrophy and potential blindness. Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Pembroke Welsh Corgi breeds can be affected by a particular type of PRA known as PRA-RCD3.