Following a worrying decline in the popularity of Corgis that has been going on for some time, the interest in both breeds this year so far has sky-rocketed according to the Kennel Club, which is fantastic news particularly in the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
- Dogs are thought to have been popular with The Royal Family since the 17th century.
- Corgis have been in The Royal Family since 1933.
- The first Corgi was bought by King George VI and was called Dookie.
- The second Corgi was called Jane and had puppies.
- Two of Jane’s puppies were kept and named Crackers and Carol.
- The Queen was given a Corgi called Susan for her 18th birthday.
- Some Corgis mated with dachshunds to create Dorgis.
- The Queen has three Corgis called Monty, Willow and Holly.
- The Queen also has three Dorgis called Cider, Candy and Vulcan.
- The popularity of Pembroke Welsh Corgis has risen by a third so far this year.