It is a universally known truth known by all that the Queen of England is a corgi lover through and through. The story of the queen’s corgis is something everyone might have heard of at least once, even just in passing.
Over the years, her majesty is believed to have kept over 30 Pembrokeshire Welsh corgis in total. Some came and went, but up to this day, the queen still has her furry friends with her.
It all started back in 1933. After her admiration for the corgis owned by the children of the Marquess of Bath, her father, King George VI, brought home her first corgi named ‘Dookie.’
On her 18th birthday, she was given another dog. A corgi puppy named Susan. For the next decade, the two were inseparable.
The queen and her sister, Margaret, personally tended to the royal family dogs of that household. The queen’s corgis lived a very privileged life in Buckingham. In fact, her dogs have enjoyed lavish things throughout the years, such as:
- They had their own room that was called the Corgi Room and had elevated wicker baskets as their beds
- A gourmet chef preparing their meals, which included fresh rabbit and beef
- The queen takes them out for walks within the palace grounds every day
Aside from the corgis, the queen also had five cocker spaniels and four dachshund-corgi mixes called “Dorgis.”
For a time the queen lived a life without all her beloved pets, it was thought that she would not be getting any new pets after her last Dorgi passed away leaving her with just one other dog. It was also said that she wouldn’t be getting any new pups because she didn’t want them to be left behind in the event of her passing.
Recently, however, news broke out about her adopting two more pups and named them Fergus and Muick. Fergus, after her uncle who passed during WWI. Muick after Loch Muick on the queen’s summer residence, the Balmoral Estate in Scotland.
The new pups are keeping her company at the Windsor Castle alongside a small, tight-knit number of staffers during the pandemic.
Dogs are known to be man’s best friend, they are the ones we can be with during the highs and lows of our lives; Knowing that the queen has had her furry pals with her for most of her reign is proof of that. The royal family’s dogs, rather, the queen’s dogs have become a symbol for the monarchy as well.
As a dog lover, you’d understand why the queen chose to live her life with all her pets with her. That’s the dream, to have our pets live as long as we do or even longer. Your pet may not go down in history like the Queen of England’s corgis, but they sure will be a part of your memories. Make sure that you take good care of your pal and show them that you love them.