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70 years of reign and sovereign passion for dogs

This has been the main news since Thursday. Queen Elizabeth II is no more. She leaves behind 4 dogs, the last of dozens she has raised with extraordinary dedication and passion since she was young.

The Queen Elizabeth II died yesterday, Thursday September 8, at the Château de Balmoral in Scotland at the age of 96.

The great love she had for horses and dogs, especially Welsh Corgi Pembrokes, will long be remembered. She had dozens of them throughout her 70 years at the head of the monarchy and even before having acceded to the throne. The late sovereign also bred dogs of other breeds, including Dorgis (Dachshund/Welsh Corgi Pembrokes crosses) and English Cockers.

One of the first canids to join the royal family was Dookiearrived in 1933. Elisabethwho was obviously not yet queen at the time, had received the female dog Susan as a gift for her 18e anniversary. From this female Welsh Corgi Pembroke descended about thirty dogs bred by the daughter of George VI.

The Queen Elisabeth has therefore logically seen generations of his 4-legged friends disappear one after the other. In recent years, for example, she has had to to mourn Holly the Corgi in 2016 (euthanized because seriously ill), Whisper in 2018 or Vulcan the Dorgi in December 2020.

At the time of her disappearance, she had at least 4 dogs: Candy (Dorg), Muick et Sandy (Corgis), as well as lissy (English Cocker Spaniel).

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Muick et Sandy were given to him by his son the prince Andrew and the daughters of it, the princesses Beatrice et Eugenie. They are also the ones who gave him Fergusbut this Dorgi died 3 months later.

As for lissydog show champion, she joined the royal pack in February 2022.

What will become of Queen Elizabeth II’s dogs after her death?

What will become of them now that their mistress is gone? Maybe they will be taken care of by a family member, probably “ Andrew [car] he gave it to her “, supposes the royal biographer Ingrid Seward in comments collected by Newsweek.

The answer can also be found in a 2018 book, “ All The Queen’s Corgis » from the journalist and writer Penny Junor as it happens. In this book, she explains that “ the care of the dogs has sometimes been entrusted to footmen, but especially to the queen’s seamstress, assistant and trusted right-hand man, Angela Kelly. As well as his equally trusted page of many years, Paul Whybrew, who was seen walking with the Queen and the hounds in the James Bond parody ».

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