Royal Family mutts provide fascinating insight into monarchical life
The royal family and their love of dogs provide fascinating insight into the life of the monarchy.
The queen had a long line of corgis during her reign on the throne.
But she isn’t the only member of the Royals to have taken on a dog as a much-loved companion.
Lots of royals have dogs, but some keep them a bit more apart than others.
The proud doggies of the Royal Family are diverse and interesting according to TeamDogs.
The Queen has had a long history of canine companions during her reign on the throne.
She had more than 30 dogs in her day, but had to say goodbye to many of them, the last one having died in 2018.
She always has two dogs to keep her company, a purebred corgi named Muick and a Dorgi – a cross between a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi – called Candy.
Candy was one of four to have posed with the Queen for a series of special portraits marking her 90th birthday in 2016, with Willow, Vulcan and Holly, since deceased.
Muick, pronounced Mick, takes its name from a site of beauty near Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish residence.
A pair of adorable rescue dogs, Beth and Bluebell, were adopted by Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall in 2011.
The couple were adopted from a rescue home in Battersea and are both Jack Russell Terriers.
They were included in a series of portraits in 2020 to commemorate the couple’s 15th wedding anniversary.
Beth and Bluebell also accompanied the Duchess on a very fitting engagement with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Old Windsor in 2017, when Camilla became the association’s godmother, succeeding the Queen.
While their relationship with the Royal Family is a bit complicated at the moment, Harry and Meghan still have their own dogs who are part of the Royal Pack.
Beagle named Guy has been with Meghan since her filming days Suit and traveled to the UK when she entered the Royal Clan.
He was taken to a shelter in Kentucky, USA after being found wandering the woods.
The dog almost had to be shot when it couldn’t be relocated, but luckily he met Meghan at an adoption event in Toronto, Canada, just in time.
The Duke and Duchess now also have Pula, a black Labrador who was adopted by the couple after their marriage.
She was kept a secret for a while, and not much was known about her other than that the Sussexes had taken another puppy.
While the name of William and Kate’s new dog is still a secret, teamdogs says it was taken over by the royal heirs in 2020.
The puppy came from Kate’s brother James Middleton after old Cambridges dog Lupo passed away in November.
Lupo had been with the family since 2012.
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The new puppy, who is Lupo’s nephew, is part of their life shortly before Lupo’s death.
Royal assistants have yet to confirm the name of the new addition.
Zara and Mike Tindall have their own dogs and have been very creative with their name.
Zara previously revealed that all three were named after female characters in adventure films.
Pepper and Storm, both Labradors, are named after the characters of Iron Man and X-Men and the boxer, Sway, is named after the character of Angelina Jolie in Gone in sixty seconds .