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scooter 06-25-2007 09:54 PM

Do they only have Jack Russells? Why do I have it in my head that BRF were also big Labrador people (as well as the royal corgis) or is that only for field trials? I know QEII used to (maybe still) do hunting/retriever trials wih her Labs. Perhaps i am just prejudiced, as we have the girliest black Labrador ever! :-) Almost 11!

sirhon11234 06-25-2007 09:56 PM

I like the last picture of Diana with the puppy its cute and the last picture of Camilla is also nice.

CasiraghiTrio 06-25-2007 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by scooter (Post 631417)
Perhaps i am just prejudiced, as we have the girliest black Labrador ever! :-) Almost 11!

Oh my! 11 year old Lab! Wow, I hope mine will live so long. He is five now and doing very well and I am hoping to have him forever, honestly, I can't imagine my life without him. I have pics of him on my web site. My Scout, he's the best. Honestly, scooter, the only breeds of dogs I have ever known about Prince Charles or his wives having:

Prince Charles: Labradors, Jack Russells
Camilla: Jack Russells
diana: When she was a girl, her family always had keeshonds.

I haven't heard of any royal except the Queen, Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret having Corgis.
Even Anne never had Corgis that I know about. I've seen Anne and family with a few breeds, mostly terrier like dogs, bulldogs, Labradors, but no corgis that I've ever seen. Corgis are so precious, though, I like that breed too.

What about polo ponies?
I haven't counted for Charles ever, but for William I've counted four different ones. He only seems to have the same four he uses for every match, which I gather is standard for all serious polo players. They rotate them to give them rest.
Harry has at least three, maybe four as well.

iowabelle 06-25-2007 10:30 PM

Princess Anne has a liking for what we in the U.S. call pitbull terriers, or just pitbulls. Anne had a problem with one in the past few years, that bit a youngster and Anne got a citation for it. And I believe Anne had a pitbull that mortally injured one of HM's corgis.

iowabelle 06-25-2007 10:32 PM

Prince Charles had Harvey while he was courting Diana. After the marriage, allegedly she made him give up Harvey. (Sorry, no love interests will come between me and my pets, who all happen to be cats right now!)

CasiraghiTrio 06-25-2007 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by iowabelle (Post 631425)
Prince Charles had Harvey while he was courting Diana. After the marriage, allegedly she made him give up Harvey. (Sorry, no love interests will come between me and my pets, who all happen to be cats right now!)

Now that would be just wrong if true, because I would never give up a dog for a love interest. I hear you on that one, iowabelle. Somehow I find that one difficult to swallow. Anyone having so much power over someone as to "make" them get rid of a dog.... I don't want to know such a person that would ask, let alone the person that would cave!:ermm: Unless they had a very good reason, like the dog was harmful or threatening in some way, but I would never have a dog like that, so as I say, I can't imagine!
But about Anne's dogs, I remember when that happened. It was so horrible. I can't imagine going through something like that.

iowabelle 06-25-2007 10:48 PM

Anne's dog seemed to be unruly. And that's unusual because I think she's very much in command of her animals. (And, oh, wouldn't that have been awful to have your dog kill your mother The Queen's pet? Yikes. Anne could have been sent to the Tower!)

And when I heard about Diana "making" Charles give up Harvey, I couldn't imagine that he would have been so spineless, IF he truly liked the dog. After all, it was a hunting dog and how much time would Diana have had to spend with it? I always thought there was more to this story than got into the books and magazines.

CasiraghiTrio 06-26-2007 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by iowabelle (Post 631434)
Anne's dog seemed to be unruly. And that's unusual because I think she's very much in command of her animals. (And, oh, wouldn't that have been awful to have your dog kill your mother The Queen's pet? Yikes. Anne could have been sent to the Tower!)

And when I heard about Diana "making" Charles give up Harvey, I couldn't imagine that he would have been so spineless, IF he truly liked the dog. After all, it was a hunting dog and how much time would Diana have had to spend with it? I always thought there was more to this story than got into the books and magazines.

You're right about it being unusual, period, about Anne's dog. But I read in Pimlott's book that apparently one of the Queen's dogs attacked and killed one of the Queen Mother's dogs in the 1950s. I gave this a lot of thought when I first read it because of course I connected it to what happened with Anne's dog. It is puzzling. But I think this can happen to dogs that grow up in large packs, which always seems to be the case with the royal dogs, they can become extremely territorial and aggressive, can't they?
It seems to make sense because Charles has tended to have just one or two dogs, not large packs, and he hasn't had any problems like that.

About the Diana and Harvey story, I agree there is more to it. It doesn't make sense that she would just ask for no reason, even less sense that he would cave into her "demand". I know for myself, I am very attached to my pets, even closer to them maybe to any humans (in certain respects, because the inhibitions just disappear with animals, the relationship is so pure) and I cannot imagine ever giving up a pet for a husband or boyfriend.

Skydragon 06-26-2007 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by iowabelle (Post 631424)
Princess Anne has a liking for what we in the U.S. call pitbull terriers, or just pitbulls. Anne had a problem with one in the past few years, that bit a youngster and Anne got a citation for it. And I believe Anne had a pitbull that mortally injured one of HM's corgis.

Your pitbulls are nothing like our English Bull Terriers! :eek: :flowers:

BBC NEWS | UK | Anne's dog kills Queen's corgi

Re Harvey
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Originally Posted by iowabelle
Diana "making" Charles give up Harvey, I couldn't imagine that he would have been so spineless, IF he truly liked the dog

I understood Diana found him to be a little boisterous and threatening, Harvey that is. Any dog will 'try it on' with what it sees as an intruder on it's territory and not every person is an animal lover, willing to put up with a few muddy pawprints. :pawprint:
Charles rehomed Harvey to ease the tensions with his new wife, IMO. He would have been better keeping Harvey as it turned out!

sirhon11234 06-26-2007 10:59 AM

The royals that live in Bukingham Palace, Kensington Palace,etc etc, are they allowed to keep dogs in the residences or do they keep the dogs on their country estates.

Skydragon 06-26-2007 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by CasiraghiTrio (Post 631415)
Some more from Rex
Diana and Charles....
Riding horses in 1982

That's not riding, that's sitting on a pony as it's walking! :biggrin:

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Originally Posted by CasiraghiTrio
Corgis are so precious, though, I like that breed too.

The Queen also had Dorgi's

CasiraghiTrio 06-26-2007 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Skydragon (Post 631778)
That's not riding, that's sitting on a pony as it's walking! :biggrin:

True enough! :flowers:

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The Queen also had Dorgi's
:huh:
:confused: Dorgi's?

CasiraghiTrio 06-26-2007 03:15 PM

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Re Harvey

I understood Diana found him to be a little boisterous and threatening, Harvey that is. Any dog will 'try it on' with what it sees as an intruder on it's territory and not every person is an animal lover, willing to put up with a few muddy pawprints. :pawprint:
Charles rehomed Harvey to ease the tensions with his new wife, IMO. He would have been better keeping Harvey as it turned out!
Well, that was just silly of Diana. I think she was ok with dogs, though, having grown up around animals in the country and her family always had them running around. I guess it was just another thing Diana could try to control when she was at her lowest ebb. I don't mean that as harshly as it sounds. I only mean that when she was at her most insecure, a newbie in the royal family and all that, on top of the marital problems, I think she was a bit of a control freak trying to make things ok (control freak symptons are classic in sufferers of bulimia, it's part of the disease, to be desperate to make things perfect). It's so sad. Horrible disease that wreaks havoc on the sufferers and everyone around them.

milla Ca 06-26-2007 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by CasiraghiTrio (Post 631949)

:huh:
:confused: Dorgi's?

It´s a mix between the German Dachshund and the English Corgi!:flowers:

Elspeth 06-26-2007 03:30 PM

Erm - that's WELSH corgi, if you don't mind...:walesflag::corgi::walesflag::biggrin:

milla Ca 06-26-2007 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Elspeth (Post 631958)
Erm - that's WELSH corgi, if you don't mind...:walesflag::corgi::walesflag::biggrin:

Thank you Elspeth :flowers:, but the Dackel is German ( i hope so...:biggrin:)!

Skydragon 06-26-2007 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by CasiraghiTrio (Post 631949)
:huh:
:confused: Dorgi's?

One of the Queen’s corgis misbehaved with a dachshund named Pipkin which belonged to Princess Margaret. She owns four Dorgis at the moment. :biggrin:

CasiraghiTrio 06-26-2007 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Skydragon (Post 631964)
One of the Queen’s corgis misbehaved with a dachshund named Pipkin which belonged to Princess Margaret. She owns four Dorgis at the moment. :biggrin:

How cute is that?! :rofl: So this happened just once? All four of the Dorgis are from the same, erm, "misbehavior"?
One of the funniest, cutest things involving royal pets was in the movie "The Queen", when she would snap her fingers and point at them, "stay!" and they would just sit there like soldiers! I think they are really regimental like that too, because I remember in the 1990s documentary the BBC did on the Queen, they would follow her around in single file! :biggrin:

Skydragon 06-26-2007 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by CasiraghiTrio (Post 632075)
How cute is that?! :rofl: So this happened just once? All four of the Dorgis are from the same, erm, "misbehavior"?
:biggrin:

No, after that, having seen the result, they bred them! :rofl:

CasiraghiTrio 06-26-2007 06:28 PM

I think now all that is left on the Dorgi subject is to share some pictures! We don't have any visuals with this new knowledge? ;)

I have this old pic of Prince Charles with Lady Jane Wellesley walking Harvey around, or I assume he's Harvey. It is amazing to me how much Harvey looks like my own lab. They could be twins except for their noses are different and mine is slightly, ahem, "chubbier"! :blush:
The original source for the picture is Camera Press/Anthony Holden, Charles at Fifty.


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