The Queen opts for a new breed of dog breaking her long tradition as a corgi


Her Majesty The Queen has a new addition to join her famous litter of corgis and had opted for a different breed of dog breaking with her longstanding tradition.

The Queen, who recently celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, welcomed an award-winning cocker spaniel into the pack and affectionately named her Lissy, okay reports! Magazine.

The four-year-old dog is nicknamed after Queen Elizabeth II herself and is her first champion gun dog.

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She currently owns a dorgi (a corgi-dachshund cross), Candy, and two corgis, one of which is named Muick.

The 95-year-old was given two corgi puppies to help comfort her during Prince Philip’s illness last year.

Sadly, one of those puppies, a five-month-old Dorgi named Fergus, died just a month after her husband.

Queen Elizabeth’s new addition, Lissy, means she herself has overturned her year-long ban on new royal dogs.

The Cocker Spaniel is listed under the official pedigree name Wolferton Drama but is also named Lissy after the Queen.

Although a rare choice for the monarch, Lissy also won the top prize at the 91st Cocker Spaniel Kennel Club Championship, seeing off 38 competitors for first place and making her the queen’s first hunting dog champion. .

Hunting dogs, also known as “bird dogs”, are hunting dogs that help their owners find and retrieve game.

His lifelong love of corgis began in 1933 with Dookie, the first corgi owned by his family purchased for a young Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret.

Elizabeth II has owned more than 30 corgis since her ascension to the throne in 1952.

The Queen’s love for animals is no secret, and she even struck up an unlikely friendship with a New Zealand farmer.

She met Don Ferguson, a renowned Jersey breeder, in 1975 at the Royal Show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, but he was apparently not a fan of his cows.

Don’s widow, June, recently told the Daily mail that her husband had told the monarch that his cows were much better.

But rather than take offense, the Queen instead asked Don to introduce two of her cows into her own herd, and they remained friends for over 40 years.

“It’s easy to talk to him,” June said. “She’s a peasant girl, she has a good eye for cattle and horses, and that’s what she and Don had in common.”

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