After 14-Generations of Corgis, The British Royal Family is Welcoming a New Dog Breed!
Queen Elizabeth II may have been famous for her fleet of royal Corgis, but as King Charles III assumes the throne, there will be a change to the lineup of royal dogs.
In addition to Queen Elizabeth’s Corgis, the Royal Family has also had a number of Cocker Spaniels and Dorgis, a cross between the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Dachshund, but these are also not Charles’ dog breed of choice. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have also been a popular choice amongst royals (having been named for King Charles II, who was also a dog lover), but again, these won’t be joining the new king’s court.
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla prefer dogs with slightly less refined personalities, ones who have a long history in the British Isles, but not a particularly royal one.
Charles and Camilla have Rescue Jack Russell Terriers!
Bluebell and Beth are both Jack Russels rescued from an animal shelter in London in 2017. Typically high-energy, focused, and feisty, Jack Russel Terriers originated in England, and have been bred for hundreds of years as both working and hunting terriers. Once most common in the English countryside and on farms, Jack Russel Terriers can also make fantastic pets, as long as you can keep up with them.
While a new dog breed joining the Royal Family is exciting, Bluebell and Beth will also be making history as the first rescue dogs to live in Buckingham Palace. Though Queen Elizabeth II supported animal welfare charities and pushed for reform to England’s animal rights laws, she only kept Corgis from a single lineage of dogs for 14 generations.
Bluebell and Beth came from rough, uncertain backgrounds, both found wandering in the woods. Now, these once stray pups will live in the lap of luxury!
Read details of Queen Elizabeth II’s animal welfare advocacy here.