10 Facts about The Queen and her Corgis
1. There are 2 distinct breeds of corgi recognised The Pembroke Welsh corgi and the Cardigan Welsh corgi.
2. The Queens first corgi was called Susan which was an 18th birthday present in 1944 from her father.
3. The Queen named her own breed a “Dorgie” when one of her corgis mated with a Daschund, she currently has 4 of them.
4. The Queen currently keeps 4 corgis plus 3 Dorgis (Corgi/Daschshund cross)
5. In 2003, one of Princess Anne’s bull terriers bit a maid and fatally mauled one of the Queen’s corgis
6. A Pembroke Welsh corgi can typically live between 11 and 15 years.
7. The Pembroke Welsh corgis are believed to have been introduced to Wales by Flemish weavers in the Middle Ages.
8. Its been reported that the Queen takes her breakfast with her corgis each morning (they on the floor, she at the table) and that she keeps miniature dog figurines in her purse as good luck charms
9. The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis in her reign.
10. Pembroke corgis are low set, strong and sturdy with enough stamina to last a full days work on a Welsh farm.