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What kind of dogs does the Queen of England have?

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asked Jan 18, 2016 in Pets by Chloe
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Queen Elizabeth II of England owns two Pembroke Welsh Corgis named Willow and Holly as of January 2016.The queen received her first corgi when she was 18 and has bred the dogs ever since; however, she no longer feels able to care for them, so she has decided that these will be her last dogs.

 

Willow and Holly are part of the 14th generation descended from Queen Elizabeth II's first dog, Susan. They are currently about 12 years old.

 

The queen has overseen a corgi breeding program on the grounds of Windsor Palace for years. She never allows them to compete in shows, and she never sells them, although she has given some away as gifts. Whenever she can, the queen feeds and walks the dogs herself. In addition to providing her with comfort and joy, they help her break the ice with strangers. Although she loves the dogs, she does not want to leave any behind when she passes away, so she has decided that Willow and Holly will be her last dogs.

 

 

Sources:

1. http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2015/07/queen-elizabeth-corgis-a-history

2.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3162611/The-Queen-s-final-Corgis-news-Majesty-ended-breeding-program-pets-Holly-Willow-lifetime-iconic-companions-Elizabeth.html

3. http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20898724,00.html

4. http://time.com/3958346/england-corgis-the-queen-royal-family-british-monarchy/

answered Jan 18, 2016 by jems (19,790 points)

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