The Queen’s new companion to live with her at Windsor Castle

Georgia Brown

It’s not a secret the QueenThe beloved Corgis play a central role in the monarch’s lifestyle, having owned more than 30 during her reign.

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Yet, according to the MailOnline, the dog-loving queen is now the proud owner of an award-winning cocker spaniel who has become a loving member of her family. A change from her usual Corgis, the royal adopted a Pedigree Wolferton Drama, kindly named “Lissy” in her honor. The four-year-old pup was crowned top dog at the Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship – earning his place as the first Queen’s Hound Champion across all breeds.

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WATCH: The Queen and her family play with dogs on the grounds of Balmoral Castle

The monarch is not the first royal to adopt a Cocker Spaniel, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also a fan of the loving breed.

Kate’s brother James Middleton gave the family a Spaniel puppy earlier last year after their English Cocker Spaniel, Lupo, passed away.

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The Queen has always been a dog lover

The Queen’s Corgis have kept the monarch in good canine company for decades. She got her first Corgi Susan at the age of 18 and even took the beloved pet on honeymoon with Prince Philip.

The mother-of-four is never far from her dogs, which she has called her “family” in the past. The pampered pooches traveled with her on tour and were featured in one of her official 90th birthday portraits.

Her Corgi Whisper died in October 2018 and sadly the Queen also mourned the loss of one of her Vulcan corgi-dachshunds in 2020. The Cambridges were sad to announce Lupo’s death in November 2020.


The monarch owned more than 30 dogs during her reign

Her Majesty still has Candy, who is a cross between a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a Dachshund, as well as two Corgi puppies. Although she said she didn’t want to have any more puppies in her advanced years, her son Prince Andrew gave her two, Fergus and Muick, during lockdown.

Sadly, Fergus the Corgi passed away in May 2021. But the following month, on what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday, Andrew reportedly bought his mother another pup to replace Fergus.

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