What kind of dog does the queen of England have?

This blog post will talk about the race of the English Queen Elizabeth II’s noble dogs. Initially we will discover the breed of these noble and royal dogs and finally the physical and behavioral characteristics of their breed.

What kind of dog does the queen of England have?

Queen Elizabeth II loves dogs and one of her favorite breeds is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Susan was one of the Queen’s most iconic Pembroke Welsh Corgi female dog. These noble Corgis of the queen even participated in the opening of the London Olympics in 2012. 

About the breed

From cattle farms and valleys, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi traces its origins back over a thousand years to Pembrokeshire, Wales. Below we will describe a little about the breed.

Physical characterizes

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi are sturdy, strong, versatile, and tough basses. Long in proportion to height, with a fox tail, set in line with the body.

The coat is of medium length, with a dense undercoat; wavy or hard. They are uniform in red, sable, fawn, black and brown, with or without white spots on the limbs, chest, and neck.


The Welsh Corgi Pembroke is a herding dog, they are brave, skillful, sociable, and friendly. Never nervous or aggressive. It usually barks a lot, but it is controlled by training the dog. Corgis are very active and need activities to spend all that accumulated energy.

Health care

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi are dogs that can have spinal and orthopedic diseases, depending on the routine and environment in which they live. These are dogs that may have skin allergies and dermatitis. In addition, they can develop eye diseases and deafness.

These dogs should not be in environments with slippery floors, as these conditions can favor the onset of spinal and orthopedic problems, such as hip dysplasia.

Corgi dogs are predisposed to some other genetic diseases such as progressive retinal atrophy and Von Willebrand disease. Dogs with these pathologies should not breed. And kennels that breed dogs with these pathologies should be avoided.

Progressive retinal atrophy is a degeneration of neurons that are responsible for image formation that leads the animal to blindness over time. This disease has no treatment.

Von Willebrand Disease is a disease caused due to a protein deficiency that helps in blood clotting. And the clinical signs are bleeding that doesn’t stop. Dogs with this pathology should not undergo surgery.

These are dogs that tend to gain weight, requiring a balanced diet and even a lot of physical activity, such as walks and runs. In addition to toys and games.

As for reproduction, dogs tend to have few reproductive problems and when they occur, they are related to lack of experience and proper management of dogs by the tutor.

Even though they are extremely healthy dogs, it is important that regular visits to the veterinarian are made. For general check ups, vaccination and deworming. Thus preventing the sweetening of the animal.

Breed care

Daily care is important to prevent the dog from getting sick. Below we will talk about some care with the Pembroke Welsh Corg as:

  • Food care;
  • Bath care;
  • Ear care;
  • Fur care;
  • Nail care;
  • Teeth care.

Food care

Due to their predisposition to obesity, dogs need good food and a well-balanced diet. Corgi dogs can have a natural diet balanced by a veterinary nutritionist, or they can eat industrial food.

These dogs must eat the appropriate amount of food according to their weight and age. For industrialized foods, the use of specific foods for the Corgi breed is indicated.

Bath care

This breed does not need to be bathed very often. Bathing should be done very carefully, especially to avoid getting water into the dog’s ear. Due to the double coat, dogs should always be very dry after bathing to avoid the microorganisms growth that can lead to dermatitis.

Ear care

This breed has erect ears which can predispose to ear infections. Ear cleaning should be done with specific products for dogs every week. This way it is possible to avoid problems such as otitis.

Fur care

Corgi dogs have dense, double coats and tend to lose their fur constantly. These are dogs that do not need to be groomed but their coat should be brushed every day to prevent dead fur from accumulating around the house.

Nail care

As for nail clipping, it is recommended to clip the dog’s nail once or twice a month. Clipping the dog’s nails prevents the animal from getting hurt or even hurting the tutor.

Teeth care

Dogs of this breed should brush their teeth every 48 hours with a dog-specific toothpaste. Constant brushing of your dog’s teeth helps prevent tartar buildup and the resulting problems.


In this blog post we were able to find out more about the famous and royal Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed. Themes such as the physical characteristics of the breed, in addition to its faithful temperament, friendly by nature and calm, which makes it an excellent companion dog.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): What kind of dog does the queen of England have?

Is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi aggressive? 

No. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is quiet and calm and never can be aggressive. 

How big is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?

The size of the dogs is measured by the height of the withers, to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi ideal size is between 25 to 30 cm.

Are Pembroke Welsh Corgi good family pets?

Yes, they are skillful, sociable, and friendly and are great companions to young children. 


CBKC – Brazilian Canine Cynophilic Confederation, 2015. Official Breed Standard: Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Available in: https://cbkc.org/application/views/docs/padroes/padrao-raca_39.pdf Accessed 10th Jan 2022.

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