Queen Elizabeth II is welcoming a new member into the Royal family! As a long-time Corgi-lover Her Majesty has adopted a new dog.
“My corgis are family,” the Queen has said.
Since the 1950's, with considerable help, the Queen has personally overseen a program of corgi breeding that is based on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
All of the purebred puppies from her kennel are registered and she never allows to compete at dog shows. The Queen has never sold one of her dogs, but she has given many away as gifts.
Corgis are known to be working dogs for hundreds of years. Herding sheep and cattle on farms in Wales, you can spot these dogs along the English country-side.
As an 18th-birthday present for Elizabeth, a 2-month-old Corgi was welcomed into the family. Elizabeth and Susan became inseparable. In 1947, the dog was hidden under the blankets of the royal carriage when Elizabeth left for her honeymoon to Scotland with Philip Mountbatten.
A year after The Queen gave birth to Charles, Susan followed her into motherhood giving birth to a pair of puppies, Sugar who belonged to infant Prince Charles, and Honey who later lived with the Queen Mum.
The Queen's current dogs Holly and Willow appear to be 14th generation of Susan's descents.
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