BorrowMyDoggy BlogJust for fun7 June 2021Royal dogs | Dogs loved by Kings and Queens

Royal dogs | Dogs loved by Kings and Queens

To mark the Queen’s birthday this week, we are looking back on the famous dogs of Kings and Queens from across the globe.

Of course, we had to include Queen Elizabeth II herself.

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Infamous for her love of Corgis, the Queen has had 30 spanning from the age of 7 when her father owned a Corgi called Dookie. This includes a number of Cocker Spaniels and ‘Dorgis’ (Daschund x Corgi) which she has bred. Two of her first Corgis even joined her and Prince Phillip on their honeymoon!

Another famous Queen was a lover of dogs.

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Marie Antoinette had a Pug named Mops. Mops was a childhood pet and they were sadly separated when she was handed over to France as she had to give up all her Austrian possessions. Thankfully, they were later reunited and Mops lived out the rest of his life in luxury at Versailles.

King Edward VII was rarely seen away from Caesar of Notts, his favourite Wire Fox Terrier. Despite King Edward’s love of Caesar, the dog was often described as “Stinky” by other people.

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After the death of Kamehameha III Of Hawaii, his English Mastiff Evelaina guarded his tomb day and night. Eventually, after her own death, she was buried in a small coffin next to Kamehameha’s grave so she can continue to protect him for eternity.

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It is no surprise that King Charles II was a fan of Spaniels. Of course, he had a breed named after him but, did you know, he issued a decree to allow his dogs everywhere in the kingdom, including Parliament?

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Queen Victoria had a favourite Pomeranian called Turi. She is also classed as the founder of the Pomeranians we know today. Previously they were larger but she bred them down to a smaller size. On her deathbed, she asked for Turi, who stayed by until the end. Queen Victoria was said to have had approximately 35 dogs and they were all buried in the pet cemetery at Sandringham Palace.

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Are there any other famous pets of royals that we missed? Let us know in our Facebook comments!

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