Good News for Queen’s Beloved Corgis
In November of 2013, it was widely reported that Queen Elizabeth’s favorite dog breed, the Pembroke Welsh corgi, was at risk of disappearing. These herding dogs have been a favorite of the British monarchy since the 1930s, and the Queen herself has raised dozens of them.
The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organization dedicated to the welfare of dogs, had said that with just 241 Pembroke Welsh Corgis registered in Britain in 2013, the breed was on its “at watch” list and was set to be classed as a “vulnerable native breed” by January 2014.
A breed is required to have 300 registrations in order to avoid being placed on the Vulnerable Native Breeds List, according to a statement from the organization.
Fortunately for the breed – and the Queen – the organization reports that, as of today (June 3, 2014), their latest figures show that the Welsh Pembroke Corgi has 328 registrations, so its number of registrations has grown. While the breed is still on the At Watch List, it is not on the vulnerable list and the numbers have moved in a positive direction.