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by Tori Jones BA

As we look back at the Queens platinum Jubilee celebrations after 70 years of service. We cannot help but to look to those who have supported her in those years and not to be missed would be her faithful, devoted four legged companions and trusted comrades! Let’s take a look at the cute and loveable Corgi and the part they’ve played in the Queen’s life.

The Queens love of Corgi’s started as a young girl, when she fell in love with the breed following a visit with the children of the Marquess of Bath. In 1933 King George VI purchased Dookie, the Royal families first Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi, when Queen Elizabeth was only 7 years old.

Dookie was soon joined by another Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi called Jane as a companion. On the Queens 18th birthday, her furry-footed family grew as she was presented with Susan as a gift in 1944. Susan was to be the start of the royal pup dynasty with a traceable lineage of at least 10 generations. Susan was considered family so much so that she joined her majesty on her honeymoon to the beloved late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Even throughout the years the Monarchs love of her dogs has never faltered as they have been treated as ‘royalty’ themselves. Reveling in their own chambers aptly named the ‘Corgi Room’ which features raised beds and daily meals prepared by their very own chef.

Over the Queens lifetime it is believed that the royal corgi dynasty has included over 30 Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgis in total which denotes the Queens passion and love of the breed. So, what makes this breed such a royal commodity?



  • Own film released in 2019 ‘The Queens corgi’ computer animated comedy produced by nWave Pictures
  • Loving, eager to please and enjoys being at the center of its family
  • Preferred breed of the queen and favoured by British royals for more than 70 years
  • A healthy fit Corgi can reach speeds of 25mph
  • Compete in agility, obedience and flyball
  • Life expectancy between 12-15 years
  • Double coated so is water and dirt repellant
  • Can be stubborn and prone to weight gain (link to Burns diet)
  • Socialization and training are key
  • Herding/working breed (look out for herding instinct as a young pup 🐶)
by Tori Jones BA

I am one of the nutritional advisors for Burns Pet Nutrition and love the diversity of my job here at Burns Pet Nutrition. A typical day involves helping customers with enquiries from changing diets, feeding amounts, nutritional needs of the individual and much more.