Earlier this week, Happy Dog Geno mentioned The Queen’s Corgis in his post about the 2012 Olympics, and their appearance on the world stage.
Several people have asked (well, it was really just us wondering in the office) – who are the Queen’s Corgis? We thought we’d do a little research and share it with you in case you were wondering, too!
Queen Elizabeth II has been Queen Mother to over 30 Corgis so far. It started when her father, King George VI brought home the first royal Corgis, Dookie and Jane back in 1933.
Then in 1944 when she was 18, Elizabeth was given a Corgi named Susan and that started her tradition with the breed. The Queen currently has four Corgis named Linnet, Monty, Willow and Holly. She also has three Dorgis named Cider, Candy and Vulcan (a Dorgi is a cross between a Dachshund and a Corgi).
They have their own “Corgi Room” in the palace and dine on a variety of menu items including chuck steak, poached chicken and rabbit.
When Prince William and Kate Middleton were married, cake designer Michelle Wibowo created a giant Corgi cake, which set a Guinness World Record for the largest dog-shaped cake ever (it was four feet high and weighed 150 pounds). Good thing the Queen did not choose Great Dane’s or that cake would have been enormous!
We think it’s wonderfully ironic that the Guinness World Record for largest dog-shaped cake is held by a woman with the last name of WiBOWo … we couldn’t make that up if we tried!
Now we all know a little bit more about the Queen’s Corgis. Do you have a Corgi (or a Dorgi) that has captured your heart? Pop on over to our Facebook page and share your photos!
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