Did you know: Queen Elizabeth II owned more than 30 Corgi dogs during her reign

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The Queen received her first Corgi, Susan, as a gift from her father, King George VI, on her 18th birthday. Since then, she has owned many more.

By Dawn Parrish

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As a keen dog lover, its obvious that the Queen has a soft spot for Corgis, especially the Pembroke Welsh Corgis. It was her father’s Corgi, Dookie, that she first fell in love with as a young girl and since then, she has owned more than 30 Corgis, the majority of which have been descendants from her first pet, Susan.

Queen Elizabeth and her Corgis


Queen Elizabeth and her beloved corgi...Susan.

Posted by I Love My Corgi on Saturday, March 21, 2015

Her Majesty is closely involved with the daily care of her pets, mixing their gourmet feed and walking them in the grounds at Windsor when she is able to. The Corgis live in her private apartments and are very much a part of the Royal family.

Royal Corgis are famous celebrities

In 2012, during the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games, 3 of the Queen’s Corgis (Holly, Willow and Monty), all played a role alongside James Bond, (Daniel Craig) and the Queen too, of course.

The award winning drama, 'The Crown', shown on Netflix, boosted the number of people interested in owning Corgi pups by an enormous 22% during its transmission in December, 2017. Because the Corgi’s popularity was soaring, the breed was removed from the Kennel Club’s dogs at risk register.

The Queen’s current Corgi pets

Throughout her lifetime Queen Elizabeth has owned many dogs, but as a responsible dog owner, she ceased breeding from her pets when two of her favourite dogs succumbed to cancer. At present, she still has 2 Corgis, and 1 Dorgi (Corgi and Daschsund crossbreed). 


Happy Queens birthday! In tribute to Queen Elizabeth and her beloved Corgis...

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