LONDON - Queen Elizabeth’s love of the corgi is well known. Her father, George VI, introduced the breed to the royal family in 1933 when he bought a corgi called Dookie.
The animal proved popular with his daughters, and the queen was given her first corgi, Susan, for her 18th birthday. She has owned over 30 corgis during her reign — many were direct descendants from Susan.The Queen, sitting on a grassy bank with the corgis, at Virginia Water to watch competitors, including Prince Philip in the Marathon of the European Driving Championship, part of the Royal Windsor Horse Show. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images) Elizabeth also introduced a new breed of dog known as the "dorgi" when one of her corgis was mated with a dachshund named Pipkin.Just before her death, Elizabeth had four dogs which included two corgis, a dorgi and a cocker spaniel.
Candy, the dorgi is the eldest of the bunch and is believed to be approximately 10-years-old. Lissy, the cocker spaniel was the newest dog to enter the royal family in January 2022.
While nothing is confirmed, it is assumed that the dogs will stay in the care of the royal family. The monarch, 96, died earlier on Sept.