It should come as no surprise that the Queen loves all animals. But why does she adore the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed so much? We all find comfort in the companionship of a dog so we thought it would be a rather relevant time to take a deeper look into the Her Majesty’s relationship with this breed. It may be all down to the little Corgi called Dookie that her father introduced to the family in 1933 when she was 7 years old. She has since then always had numerous dogs in her entourage, at one stage having 13 Pembroke Welsh Corgis by her side. She is said to like their independent mind and spirit and as traditional droving dogs, known for their herding abilities they make great companions in the house as well as on the estates where she spends her summers. Some of her training techniques are thought to be quite different and she always has a very hand on approach with these little dogs. Over the years the Queen has owned more than 30 Corgis and Dorgis, most descended from Susan who was gifted to her on her 18th birthday in 1944. According to Marie Claire magazine, the Queen has had some great names for her dogs including Monty, Susan and Holly, to Emma, Linnet, Noble, Willow and Heather. Some even more fun are Candy, Sugar, Foxy, Bushy, Brush, Honey, Whisky, Sherry, Vulcan, Cider, Berry, Flash, Spick, Span, Tiny and Bisto Oxo. We just love the relationship between the Queen and the Corgi’s and wish Her Majesty all the best for her Jubilee celebrations.