Discover the dogs of the royal family. The royal family is known for its love of animals. Queen Elizabeth II's love for Corgis is well known, while Queen Victoria has owned no less than 88 Collies over the years.
But what dogs does the family currently own? What breed are the royal family's dogs? Let's find out.
What are the dogs of the royal family ?
King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort – Jack Russell Terriers
King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, have two Jack Russell Terriers, Beth and Bluebell. Camilla adopted them from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London in 2017.
“The nice thing about dogs is that you can sit them down, you can have a long conversation, you can be angry, you can be sad and they just sit there looking at you wagging their tails,” Camilla once said in a radio interview.
She first adopted Beth. A few weeks later, she also adopted Bluebell. The puppy had been found alone in the woods in poor condition.
According to the BBC, dogs “love” children and are allowed in almost everywhere, but not on the bed.
The Prince and Princess of Wales – Cocker Spaniels
Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Prince and Princess of Wales, welcomed for the first time the English cocker spaniel Lupo. He was born in December 2011. He is out of Ella, owned by Michael and Carole Middleton, Kate's parents. However, Lupo died at the age of eight years in November 2020.
Lupo helped increase the popularity of the breed in his home country of the United Kingdom. Online searches for the breed increased after his adoption, as did English Cocker Spaniel flights.
However, the couple has another cocker spaniel, Orla. They brought her home shortly before Lupo's death, and she is also related to him. Lupo was Orla's uncle.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Beagles and Labrador Retriever
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have three dogs together. Meghan first adopted Beagle Guy through Petfinder in 2015, and he came with her when she moved to the UK. He even appeared in her own children's book: His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Remarkable True Story of Meghan Markle's Rescue Dog.
In the summer of 2018, the couple then adopted Pula, a black Labrador retriever, and in August 2022, they rescued a seven-year-old beagle, Momma Mia, who had originally been bred for animal testing. However, investigators discovered that animal welfare violations had occurred at the breeding facility. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States was granted permission to rescue the dogs in June 2022.
Meghan previously owned a Labrador/Shepherd mix named Bogart, but due to the dog's age and health issues, she was unable to take him with her to the United Kingdom. He stayed in his native Canada with close friends.
Princess Anne – Bull Terriers
Princess Anne, a royal princess, is well known for her love of Bull Terriers. It is not known how many Bull Terriers she currently owns, but in January 2023, one of Princess Anne's cats will be put up for sale. A royal insider claimed that one of her dogs attacked another dog on Boxing Day, during the Boxing Day shoot.
In November 2002, Princess Anne pleaded guilty to having a dangerously uncontrolled dog and was fined £500 (more than $600), becoming the first member of the royal family to be convicted of a criminal offense.
Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York – Corgis
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022, her Corgis Muick and Sandy became the Queen's first Corgis. They went to live with Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie – Norfolk Terriers
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie share four dogs, and are known for their love of Norfolk Terriers – Jack, Cici, Teddy and Ginger. Orange, their other dog, sadly passed away in 2019 after eating a poisonous plant in Windsor's Great Park.
Beatrice even offered the Queen two dogs from Ginger's litter, but she eventually declined because she was afraid of tripping over the dogs and getting hurt.
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex – Labrador Retriever and Cocker Spaniel
The Queen's youngest son shares a black labrador and a cocker spaniel with his wife – as well as a tortoise, curiously.
- What are the dogs of the royal family ?
- King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort – Jack Russell Terriers
- The Prince and Princess of Wales – Cocker Spaniels
- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Beagles and Labrador Retriever
- Princess Anne – Bull Terriers
- Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York – Corgis
- Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie – Norfolk Terriers
- Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex – Labrador Retriever and Cocker Spaniel
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