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UK corgi sales soar after Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Unsurprisingly, corgi sales in the UK have continued to trend upward since the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September. 

As reported by Insider, Pets4Home has shared that the search volume for corgis has increased nearly 100% since the late Queen’s funeral, with selling prices over double what they were. 

Queen Elizabeth’s love of corgis was well-known throughout her life. She received her first corgi, Susan, as a gift from her father as a teenager, and she bred over 30 corgis, with the last dog in the line passing away in 2018. Many of her beloved corgis were buried in a pet cemetery at Sandringham in Norfolk. 

She also bred her corgis with dachshunds, leading to the creation of dorgis. 

Elizabeth had originally said that she would not have any more dogs after her last dog died in 2018, as she did not want her dogs to outlive her. However, after the passing of her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, in the spring of 2021, Prince Andrew surprised her with two corgi puppies to cheer her spirits. 

One of her new corgis was seen in a video filmed on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Accession Day, stopped to say hello to Her Majesty before continuing on. Many people around the United Kingdom also brought their own corgis to community Jubilee celebrations. 

In a sombre but incredibly fitting tribute, the Queen’s final two corgis, Sandy and Muick, were waiting outside Windsor Castle to say a final goodbye as Elizabeth returned to Windsor to join her husband, parents, and sister in the royal vault in St George’s Chapel. 

King Charles III is also a devoted dog owner like his late mother. However, instead of corgis, the new king favours Jack Russell Terriers. The King and Queen Consort have two rescue terriers, Bluebell and Beth. 

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