Be ready to have your Corgi Pit around for a lifespan ranging from 12 to15 years.
To live its complete lifespan, ensure that your Corgi Pitbull doesn’t suffer from common health problems associated with the Corgi Pit. They include:
Hip dysplasia is a genetic condition determined by factors such as diet, exercise, muscle mass, and genes. A Corgi Pitbull with hip Dysplasia will exhibit gradual lameness because of deformity and dislocation of the hip joint that occurs during the dog’s growth.
Skin sensitivity and allergies
The Corgi Pitbull dense skin can be prone to skin irritations and allergies. They inherit most of it from the sensitive skin of their Corgi parent. Allergies can be seasonal or result from allergens in shampoo, grass, carpets, pollen, ticks, or foods among others. Allergies may also cause your Corgi Pit to bite and lick affected areas.
From their Corgi parents, Corgi Pits may also inherit a susceptibility to dermatomyositis, an inflammatory skin condition that often comes with genes.
Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
IVDD is a common condition in dogs characterized by the degeneration of the discs between the bones of the spine. The condition causes pain, loss of limb function, and eventual paralysis.
The condition is incurable and a Corgi Pit with IVDD will live with the condition forever. Your vet will give medication or prescribe exercise and physiotherapy for the management of the condition.
Other health conditions associated with the Corgi Pitbull include Epilepsy, Bloat, and Degenerative Myelopathy. Annual tests for Hip dysplasia and allergies are recommended.