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5 Favorite Royal Dog Breeds: From the Queen’s Corgis to Prince William and Kate’s Cocker Spaniel

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It is estimated that a third of the UK population are confirmed ‘dog people’, with 33% of families owning a dog. dog according to a recent PFMA survey.

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As a nation of certified dog lovers, it’s no surprise that the royal family is the proud owner of several canine companions. The Queen She has long been known for her love of dogs, having owned over 30 Corgis during her reign! The monarch’s passion is shared with many other members of the royal family, including the duke and duchess of cambridgeand the duke and duchess of sussex.

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It’s not just corgis that make the cut as royals’ favorite dog breed. Prince William and Duchess Kate own an adorable English Cocker Spaniel, while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle adopted a rescue Labrador when they moved to the UK. Once royals find a breed they bond with, they often make sure to have one, or two or even five in some cases, with them for life. Scroll on to discover royals’ favorite dog breeds…

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The queen’s corgis have kept the monarch in good canine company for decades. She was given her Susan’s first corgi when she was just 18, and she even took her beloved pet with her on her honeymoon with Prince Philip.

Corgis are known for being happy, loving and intelligent, but sometimes with a stubborn or independent streak. They are easy to train and can be extremely docile (especially when tempted with food!).



Many of the royals have owned Labradors, and it’s easy to see why. This breed of dog is known to be gentle, loyal, and possesses a strong desire to please their owners.

prince harry and Meghan Markle have adopted a labrador named Pula since moving to the States, and we bet Archie Harrison and little Lilibet Diana love growing up with a furry friend in their house!



When Meghan moved to the UK in 2017 after her engagement to Prince Harry, she was only able to bring one of her rescue dogs, a beagle named Guy, with her after her other dog, Bogart, was too old to do the job. transatlantic voyage.

Beagles are friendly, fun-loving hounds that require plenty of exercise and companionship with their owners. A popular royal dog, the Beagle was originally bred to be a hunting breed, due to its superior sense of smell and expert tracking skills.

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In 2012, Kate’s brother, james middleton, gave the family an eight-month-old spaniel. The Cambridges are known to be dog lovers and previously owned an English Cocker Spaniel named Lupo. The sweet dog sadly passed away in November 2020, and William and Kate shared the sad news on social media.

The very popular Cocker Spaniel is a very affectionate puppy and makes the best companion. This affectionate and intelligent breed will form a fiercely loyal bond with his family.

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the Duchess of Cornwall She has always been fond of animals and took over the patronage of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home from the Queen, where she adopted her two rescued Jack Russell Terriers, Beth and Bluebell. Camilla gave the puppies a new lease on life after they found themselves in desperate need of help.

The Duchess told the BBC: “[Battersea Dogs and Cats Home] found Bluebell two or three weeks later wandering in the woods, hairless, covered in sores, practically dead.”

“They took care of her until she came back to life and her hair grew back. She’s very sweet, but a little neurotic, shall we say.” She continued.

In fact, Jack Russells can be affectionate and loyal, but they are an athletic breed that requires a lot of attention and exercise. These energetic pups also have a tendency to talk if they don’t get their way.

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