Since Britain’s Great Monarch Died, Price Of Corgi’s Has Sharply Risen

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Queen Elizabeth II‘s favourite dog breed, the Welsh Corgi, has surged in popularity following her death.

According to new data from Pets4Homes, searches for Corgi puppies are 10 times higher now that the Queen has died, with some breeders selling the dogs for as much as £6,000.

Mary Davies, whose Corgi Timmy was used as a stud for one of the Queen’s litters in the 1990s, said that she was shocked to see people charging so much for puppies. “Between £1,800 and sort of £2,000 would be a normal price for a corgi puppy. It’s only the opportunist type breeder that would charge that sort of thing now,” she told The Metro. “Not the show breeders, they’re all fairly sensible.”

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One Manchester-based breeder, Eliza Laurent-Turner, said her phone had been ringing non-stop after the Queen’s funeral. “I got a lot of calls on Monday, most of the people that I have spoken to said they’ve always wanted one and since the Queen’s death they’ve decided to do it.

I hope that this is going to make corgis a bit more fashionable, people seem to realise now what lovely personalities they have.”

Her Majesty spent her lifetime loving the small adorable breed. According to previous research, it’s thought the Queen has had over 30 Corgis throughout her 63-year reign.

The Queen first fell in love with the breed in 1933 when her father, King George VI, gifted a corgi to Elizabeth and Margaret. They have been in the royal family ever since, becoming well-known, royal-approved pups.