Many people don’t recognize Rooney as a Corgi. Typically, I have to mention the most famous Corgi owner to get people to make the connection….Queen Elizabeth II. According to the Huffington Post, corgis first came into Queen Elizabeth II’s life when her father brought home a corgi in the 1930s. According to Buzzfeed, Queen Elizabeth II received her very first Corgi, Susan, at the age of 18 and has continued to own the breed throughout her life.
Over the years, people have become enamored with the Queen and her lovely corgis. According to the Official Website for The British Monarchy, the 10th most frequently asked question regarding the British Monarchy is, “What are the names of the Queen’s corgis?”. The answer, “The Queen has two Corgis: Holly and Willow. Her Majesty also has two Dorgis (cross-breed of Dachshund and Corgi): Candy and Vulcan”. The Queen has become so well known for her corgis, and has no shame in keeping them by her side. Remember the 2012 Olympics?
The Queen’s corgis even made an appearance with James Bond! I have to say, I admire her for keeping her dogs in the spotlight. I just love when famous people carry their dogs around and have them as a central part of their life, I think it makes their fans want to do the same.
According to ABC news, the Queen has owned 30 corgis in her lifetime, and has had up to 9 at once! In the ABC news video below, The Queens official corgi trainer goes into further detail about challenges The Queen has faced with her corgis.
I have to say, I hope one day I am as well know as an animal lover as I am for my line of work.
- Crikey! Queen’s beloved Corgi breed may be deemed ‘vulnerable’ (today.com)
- What is it like to have a Corgi? (mykidhaspaws.org)
- British queen’s beloved corgis ‘becoming endangered’ (nst.com.my)