The Queen loved corgis… now everyone wants one! - petsitterbank

The Queen loved corgis… now everyone wants one!

The Queen loved corgis… now everyone wants one!: Searches for the Her Majesty’s favorite dog breed have increased TENFOLD in the last week, charity says

  • Searches for corgis increased tenfold in the last week according to Pets4Homes
  • Buying Pembroke Welsh corgi puppy will now set you back up to £2,500
  • Average prices have reached a record high after doubling in last three days
  • Queen was given first corgi in 1944 and had life long love of the dogs
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They are the breed that became united with the Queen and were by her side throughout her 70-year reign.

And now, it seems, everyone else wants a corgi too.

Searches for the dogs have increased tenfold in the last week, according to pet rehoming website Pets4Homes.

Buying a Pembroke Welsh corgi puppy will now set you back up to £2,500, with average prices reaching a record high after doubling in the last three days.

The Queen was given her first corgi, Susan, as a gift for her 18th birthday in 1944, and went on to have more than 30.

Smitten: A young Princess Elizabeth hugs a corgi in July 1936

Princess Elizabeth takes her pet dog for a walk in Hyde Park, London, on Feb.  26. 1936

Princess Elizabeth takes her pet dog for a walk in Hyde Park, London, on Feb. 26. 1936

Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) with two Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs, Dookie and Jane

Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) with two Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs, Dookie and Jane

Roger Mugford, who used to be the Queen’s corgi trainer, said the first breed of dog someone is given tends to be the one they stay most attached to.

‘I think that was true for Her Majesty,’ he told the BBC this week. ‘She loved her first corgi and she loved all 30 corgis that followed. They are her trademark breed of dog.

‘The purebred corgi is hard to beat. It has so many merits – a big-minded, big-hearted, hardworking dog in a small body.

‘They’re usually good-natured and they’re highly trainable. They have all the training qualities of a border collie.’ He said the Queen had a soft spot for puppies, which he described as her ‘mistake’.

‘Other members of the family commented, as did I, that ‘Maybe, Ma’am, you have too many dogs’,’ he said.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King's Cross railway station in London, on October 15, 1969 with four Corgis

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King’s Cross railway station in London, on October 15, 1969 with four Corgis

‘She put me down very firmly and said ‘Philip already says I have too many dogs. I don’t pay you good money to tell me what I already know.’

The Queen continued to have corgis until she passed away, which Dr Mugford described as a ‘fantastic pleasure’ for her in her later years, ‘They were the great relaxation, the great therapy, from the affairs of state,’ he added.

Her Majesty’s dogs will now live with her son, Andrew, and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson as Muick and Sandy were gifts from the Duke of York and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

Her Majesty's dogs will now live with her son, Andrew, and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson as Muick and Sandy were gifts from the Duke of York and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie

Her Majesty’s dogs will now live with her son, Andrew, and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson as Muick and Sandy were gifts from the Duke of York and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie

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