Monday, 4 June 2012

Dog Blog, Top Ten Royal Corgi Facts!


The Queen and her Corgis.

The Queen and her Corgis top ten Royal Facts about the corgi breed.


Big It Up For Maj it's Saturday 16th June Maj's Official Birthday!!!! Happy Birthday Maj!

1 The Corgi breed was introduced to the Royal Family in 1933 by The Queen’s father, King George VI, when he bought a Corgi called Dookie from a local kennels. There are two types of Corgi, The Pembroke and the Cardigan. The word corgi is from Cor, Welsh for dwarf (although some suspect it may have been originally "cur" for working) and gi is for dog. Despite this, the dog doesn't speak a lick of Welsh. You'll have to learn that on your own
2 The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis during her reign, starting with Susan who was a present for her 18th birthday in 1944. A good proportion of these have been direct descendants from Susan. The Queen currently has three corgis, Monty, Holly and Willow. Border Collies are famous for the eye, a non-stop stare that can stop a sheep in its tracks. The Golden Retriever is renowned for the eye shift, an eye movement that steers humans to the tennis ball. The Corgi specialises in mind mining, which is the ability to stare at a human and extract key information out of their minds. Corgis use this skill to gather information about anything to do with food.

3 The Queen also introduced a new breed of dog known as the ‘Dorgi’ when one of the Queen's corgis was mated with a dachshund named Pipkin which belonged to Princess Margaret. The Queen currently has three Dorgis, Cider, Candy and Vulcan. If Corgis were:
Cars, A Cardi would be a Volvo, A Pem would be sporty Corvette.
Birds, A Cardi would be an eagle, ever watchful and wise, A Pem would be a finch, flitting from place to place.
Musical Instruments, A Cardi would be a mellow sax, A Pem would be a sassy trumpet.
Famous Musicians, A Cardi would be Kenny Rogers, A Pem would be Madonna.
Talk Show Hosts, A Cardi would be Merv Griffin, A Pem would be Jerry Springer. 

4 As well as corgis and dorgis, the Queen also breeds and trains labradors and cocker spaniels at Sandringham. There is a special Sandringham strain of black labrador founded in 1911. Corgis sit with legs sprawled out behind them. Pet owners find this quirk, one of the most distinct aspects of the breed. They will often be found in the Flying Squirrel position begging for nuts.

5 When she’s at Buckingham Palace, the Queen likes to be in her suite by 5pm to be served a spread of scones, sandwiches and cakes with the corgis often tucking into the crumbs. Recent research substantiates that Corgis are able to hear a crumb hit the floor from at least two rooms away.


6 The corgis have been known to take a nip at footmen and sentries and also one of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting, Fortune FitzRoy, the Duchess of Grafton. ‘They’re heelers,’ the Queen once explained. ‘They’re cattle dogs so they bite,’ adding with a sly smile, ‘they chase people.’ Corgis love stuffed animals toys which they rip and disembowel in record time. Corgi owners must either replace them frequently or re-stuff and stitch. That’s where Prince Charles gets his make do and mend tendencies!

7 Every morning, she starts the day with a cup of tea. At 7.30am the ‘morning tray’ is brought into her bedroom laden with a silver teapot, a water jug and milk as well as a plate of biscuits for her dogs. While other dogs are learning to ignore food distractions during training, the Corgi is able to pick up treats without breaking stride. This practical skill earns them the title of Hoover Dog.

8 The Queen’s long solitary walks with the corgis help her release tension when she feels frustration or anguish, sometimes pulling up the odd weed while out in the fields near Balmoral her estate in Scotland. The Corgi is bred to herd, so pet owners may find their dog corralling other animals in the house. They are very good at herding stray spouses, unruly little people and assorted grandparents.

9 In the afternoon she takes them out in Buckingham Palace gardens before serving them their dinner. A chef prepares the ingredients that include dog food as well as cooked rabbit, chicken, steak or pheasant, which she ladles into individual bows with a silver spoon and fork, mixing in gravy and crumbled biscuits. The Corgis' relationship with food is greatly overstated. It’s blatantly untrue that they will eat until they explode. They actually have a built-in monitor which allows them to stop one bite short of bursting point. 

10 She carries good luck charms from her children in her bag, including miniature corgi dogs and horses and family photos. Top secret files have revealed that also in her bag are a packet of Shmackos , three pigs ears , some poop pick up bag and a bottle of Kennel Nos 5. The Corgi’s favourite meal is a well known secret but I will tell it to you now, it’s anything on your plate.

Happy Diamond Jubilee Everybody!

PS. I have just received word from Buck House , that Maj and Monty , Holly and Willow would like to thank her supporters that have made this the most popular post to date. Her Maj further informed us that she would like her dear pop pickers to keep her at number one in her jubilee year. Can we do that folks?
On her behalf we thank you all, Maj and Co!

And more fun stuff with the Royals can be found to the right in my blog archive under De Royals!!!!!!!!

Check out The Daily Corgi!

Molly The Wally Does The Queen.


RIP Monty! September 9th 2012. 

43 comments:

  1. Happy Diamond Jubilee Molly and family!
    I can believe the one that says they can hear a crumb drop 2 rooms away, haha.
    Lynne x

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    1. Hi Dip Dip and the Bridge , Have a lovely Jubilee day and paws crossed for some sun!
      Best wishes Molly

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  2. teeeeheeee.....Molly the Wally, you make me laugh so! NO WONDER THOSE CORGIS has such HUGE BAT EARS, so they can hear a crumb fall from two rooms away!!! Have a great day you all....Anita

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    1. Hi Anita , we wish you a Happy Jubilee day too!
      Best wishes Molly

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  3. Before Mommy got me, she was actually looking to see if she could get a Corgi (Pembroke) but the breed wasn't available here so she got me instead. I didn't disappoint in the food department. Hahaha.

    Love, Whisky

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    1. Hi Furries , I bet your mum has no regret getting you Whisky ,it was meant to be and so glad to hear you are good in the food department too.
      Best wishes Molly

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  4. I wonder if she'd think about getting some Pit Bulls instead....! Deccy x

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    1. Hi Deccy , can you imagine it!
      Best wishes Molly

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  5. Wow, I can't believe she has owned
    More than 30 of them! Amazing!

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    1. Hi Finn , indeed our Queen has never been without her dogs and good on her!
      Best wishes Molly

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    2. If I was as rich as the Queen, I would own 30 of them, too! Mine would all be Cardigans ;-)

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    3. Taryn 30 of any breed is cool by me!
      Best wishes Molly

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  6. Oh to be a royal puppy- I would love to see them chasing the people at the palace I'm sure it's really funny!

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    1. Hi KSO , and guess whose side the Queen takes?
      Best wishes Molly

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  7. Ooooh we read all bouts da quenn and her dogs. We readed dat her is just head over heels in loves withs them and they all be very very special to hers. And not to mention da fact dat they is incredibly well taken cares of.

    I be german and I has no idea hows to speak a single word in my native tongue eithers...hehehehe.

    Puddles

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    1. Hi Puddles and Co , gives a whole new meaning to the words , pampered pooch!
      Best wishes Molly

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  8. MOLLY.... this was such a VERY interesting Post... I had NEVER EVER heard of a DORGI. WOW I would love to see one.

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    1. Hi Frankie and Ernie
      I think she actually was the first to breed the Dorgi.
      Best wishes Molly

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  9. Ah, so the Prince was always mending Corgi toys! That explains alot! hee!hee!

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    1. Hi Bassetmomma , can you image him with a needle and thread?
      Best wishes Molly

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  10. We have been watching the celebrations over here. I would love to see it in person.

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    1. Hi Gang , it's all looking good but the rain yesterday and it was so cold and the poor Queen standing in that awful weather for 4 hours at 86 years old. Amazing!
      Best wishes Molly

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  11. We've been watching all the festivities on TV here and love all the hats and dresses and uniforms and everything else royal. We especially love to see the horses on TV bcuz we get to bark at them.

    Thanks for your informative post today!

    Hail to the Queen!!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle

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    1. Hi Lily Belle love the idea of you barking at the horses on TV!
      Best wishes Molly

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  12. Hello dear Molly,

    First, I wanna thank you and your humans for the nice words of solidarity for the earthquake here in Italy. Me and my family are all fine, thankfully, and also our house. Thanks again for your support.

    Here on italian television are passing a lot of news about your Queen and the royal family :)
    Have a nice week.
    Woof, woof,

    Chicco

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    1. Hi Chicco , we all just wanted to let you know we are there for you!
      Best wishes Molly

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  13. Hi Molly - this was an excellent post! I absolutely loved reading about my breed :)
    Stewey

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    1. Hi Stewey , glad you liked it!
      Best wishes Molly

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    1. Hi Remington , going to pop over to see if you caught the moon on camera.
      Best wishes Molly

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  15. That is so awesome! I likes teh England. :)

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    1. Hi Keisha
      Thank you!
      Best wishes Molly

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  16. Well,I learned an awful lot in this post. I have never met a corgi! They sure are cute and I would love to see a picture of a dorgi! How funny that Princess Margaret named one of her dorgis Pipkins! That's one of my nick-names!

    Your pal, Pip

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    1. Hi Pipkins
      Thank you!
      Best wishes Molly

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  17. Love your exposition on the royal Corgis. Too funny!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  18. I just got back from the ocean. I have been hearing about this big celebration everywhere I go!
    love
    tweedles

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  19. I'm so happy that someone as primped and polished as "The Queen" loves the whole doggie experience and is also not afraid to pick up doggie poop. I also loves the fact that there are biscuits on her breakfast tray just for the doggies!! So Cool!

    Tail Wggles, Rubie xxx

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    1. Hi Rubie
      Glad you Liked it.
      Best wishes Molly

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  20. We liked it too !!!

    Flo, Nana, Uyanga.

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    1. Hi Nana and Uyanga , we are so pleased you liked it.
      Best wishes Molly

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  21. Very interesting post! I'm jealous of how well the queen's corgi's eat! What about kibble?

    your pal,
    Garth

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