The queen has owned more than 30 corgis and dorgis during her reign, most of which descended from her first corgi, Susanwho was gifted to her on her 18th birthday in 1944, according to Buckingham Palace. Over the years, some of the corgis were bred with dachshunds to create dorgis. One of the dachshunds was Pipkinwho belonged to the queen’s sister, Princess Margaretthe palace said.
The queen’s dogs accompanied her during her trips to her residences and a few also crashed her official engagements and appeared with her in official photographs. A 2016 pic taken by famous photographer Annie Leibovitz for the queen’s 90th birthday shows the monarch with corgis Willow and Holly and dorgis Vulcan and Candy.
Holly passed away in 2016, while Vulcan died in 2020. In 2018, the queen mourned the passing of corgis Whisper and Willow, who was her last remaining home-bred corgi and who famously starred with her and Daniel Craig in a James Bond-themed comedy sketch that aired during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
See photos of the queen with her many dogs throughout her life: