Queen Elizabeth is perhaps the most well known dog lover of the Royal
Family. According to the K9 Magazine, she currently has ten dogs. Name
Emma, Linnet, Holly and Willow, which are Corgis. She also has three
Dorgis (Daschund x Corgi) by the names of Brandy, Cider and Berry.
It is said that the Queen also looks after the Corgis of the late Queen
Mother, name Rush, Minnie and Monty. Queen Elizabeth has owned over 30
Corgis and the first being Susan, who was given as a present on her 18th
birthday by her father, King George IV.
Queen Victoria is responsible for one of the most popular toy breeds
that we know today. After inheriting some of the Royal dogs that were
doted on by the wife of her predecessor to the throne, Queen Charlotte,
Victoria kept. Upon the death of her husband Prince Albert in 1861, she
turned much of her attention to tending to these dogs.
Unhappy with their size, the Queen bred the dogs with smaller breeds to
begin the breed we know today as the Pomeranian.
were the favorite hounds of the Egyptians, and were known as the Royal
Dogs of Egypt. Only nobility were allowed to have them. Many have been
found mummified in tombs with their masters, a sign of great favor!
There are several good depictions of King Tutenkamen with his favorite
These Royal Dogs of China were considered sacred
animals and, as such, were bred and carefully guarded in the Imperial
Palace where only those within the royal circle were permitted to own
one. Theft of a Pekingese was punishable by death.
Known as the "Royal
Dog of Madagascar," theCoton
de Tulearis a rare breed once owned exclusively by royalty. Named for
its cotton-like hair and in recognition of Madagascar's port city of
Tulear, the breed's origin dates back to the 14th century.
The Scottish Deerhound
The Royal Dog ofScotland----is
certainly a picture of grace and strength all wrapped up in a most
loving package. These wonderful dogs are worthy of their description
that Sir Walter Scott gave them long ago......" a Most Perfect Creature
of Heaven"......yet are certainly not for everyone.