The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #101  
Old 07-14-2015, 09:59 AM
ROYAL NORWAY's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere, Norway
Posts: 3,804
Queen stops breeding corgis as 'she doesn't want to leave any behind' - Telegraph
Quote:
Monty Roberts, a horse whisperer who has regularly advised the Queen and is a frequent guest at the royal residences, has revealed that she told him that she did not want any more pups.

Mr Roberts, 80, whom the Queen named one of corgi after, said he had urged her to breed more dogs in 2012.

"But she didn't wnat to have any more young dogs," he told Vanity Fair.

"She didn't want to leave any young dog behind. She wanted to put an end to it."

Mr Roberts admitted that the tone of the conversation had "concerned" him as he did not want her to contemplate dying.

The Queen, 89, who has owned 30 corgis over the years, has now has just two, Holly and Willow. Both are almost 12 and so are unlikely to live much longer.
__________________

__________________
Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys, and girls and boys who love each other. King Harald V speaking in 2016.
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 07-14-2015, 10:26 AM
Ish's Avatar
Ish Ish is offline
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 4,112
This is old news

Queen to stop breeding beloved corgis after more than half a century of royal pets | Daily Mail Online
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 07-14-2015, 11:00 AM
ROYAL NORWAY's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere, Norway
Posts: 3,804
I know it's old news, but this was a new article, where Monty Roberts talks about what the Queen told him.

Queen Elizabeth?s Corgis: A History | Vanity Fair
Quote:
Even at age 80, Roberts is an imposing physical presence and bears himself with almost preternatural calm. But at a Heathrow Airport restaurant, en route to assist in the training of young Thoroughbreds at Polhampton, a slight tremor breaks across his lips when he describes an exchange he had with the Queen after Monty’s death, in 2012.

“I said, ‘I want you to tell me the best breeder of corgis that you revere. Who’s doing the best job? Because I want a puppy to be named Monty, to be a replacement.’ But she didn’t want to have any more young dogs. She didn’t want to leave any young dog behind. She wanted to put an end to it. I understood that we would discuss it further at a later date.

“Well, we never discussed it at a later date, and I have no right to try to force her into continuing to bring on young puppies if she doesn’t want to. That isn’t my right. But it still concerns me. Because I want her to believe in her existence until she’s no longer here, because she’s just too important to the world to contemplate checking out. For me, the Queen can’t die.”

To Roberts, the corgis exemplify the Queen’s greatness as a leader in one specific way, distinct from the sense of continuity that many claim to be the essence of her significance. “The dogs are so critical, and the horses, the cows, and the other animals, the wild deer and the stags of Scotland—they all play into it, because in my opinion the Queen created an avenue by which people could include animals as a part of our social structure,” Roberts says.
Quote:
They kept the Queen Mum company in oldest age until, on Easter Sunday 2002, she died, a little more than one month after Princess Margaret had passed away. When the Queen went to Clarence House to view her mother’s body, she took the Queen Mum’s corgis home with her, and they were cared for as her own.
This is wrong, the Queen Mother died at Royal Lodge, Windsor, with the Queen, at her bedside.
__________________
Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys, and girls and boys who love each other. King Harald V speaking in 2016.
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 07-14-2015, 06:41 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 8,427
It's wonderful that Monty Roberts reveres the Queen so much as a sovereign and person. However, I do think that the Queen has made a sensible decision to just have her remaining dogs grow old and not get replacements. All sorts of things come into play when a dog owner is nearing ninety, including the possibility of tripping over an active little animal due to poor eyesight or unsteadiness.
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 07-14-2015, 10:03 PM
Tiggersk8's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Evansville, Canada
Posts: 2,181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curryong View Post
It's wonderful that Monty Roberts reveres the Queen so much as a sovereign and person. However, I do think that the Queen has made a sensible decision to just have her remaining dogs grow old and not get replacements. All sorts of things come into play when a dog owner is nearing ninety, including the possibility of tripping over an active little animal due to poor eyesight or unsteadiness.

Not only that, but also think what a pet goes through when that special loved one is gone. My Uncle told us that w/it being close to three months since my Aunt passed away, their dog Zoe is still looking for her and runs to the door when someone comes, but is so disappointed when it isn't Aunt Robbie.

The Queen being the animal lover we know she is, I can't see her not also taking that into consideration when making her decision. As sad as it is to picture her not surrounded by her beloved Corgis, it is the right choice to make, but i can't begin to imagine how hard it was for Her Majesty to make. After all, her dogs have been the only ones she *knew* deep down that she could tell anything to that would not go any further.

Not easy at all, but w/out a doubt the right thing to decide to do.


Sent from my iPad using The Royals Community mobile app
__________________
Recycle Life ~ Be An Organ Donor!!
Recieved my Kidney Transplant on December 10th, 1993 and will be forever grateful to the family of my donor for the greatest earliest Christmas Present I've ever been given
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 07-14-2015, 11:11 PM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 10,784
This story breaks my heart a little for two reasons. I admire QEII more than any other member of the BRF and I don't want to contemplate a time when she is no longer around.

And as much as she obviously loves her pets, she is also very pragmatic about them.
__________________
"Be who God intended you to be, and you will set the world on fire" St. Catherine of Siena

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice". Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 07-15-2015, 02:11 AM
Sun Lion's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,937
For years a book called "The English Dog at Home" has been on my shelves and it is a very appealing publication.

Perhaps a little dated now as it's from the mid-eighties, it has a couple of chapters about the dogs of The Queen, Queen Mother and Princess Anne.

With photos taken at Birkhall and Gatcombe Park it covers some of the background of how the Royal Family came to take up corgis.

Prior to the Royal Family the breed was little known outside of South Wales.

This is a lovely book for anyone interested in dogs or stately English interiors!

My soft-cover edition has the Buckingham Palace "reject" that Princess Anne gave a home to on the cover, but I think there are other versions that are still available on ebay etc.
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 07-15-2015, 04:19 AM
muriel's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London / Guildford, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,559
A very sensible decision, from a very sensible woman, IMO!
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 07-15-2015, 04:33 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 11,203
It is a sensible and responsible way of acting, even though the corgis would always have had an excellent housing and care when their lady would have gone.
Reply With Quote
  #111  
Old 02-21-2016, 03:32 AM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: st. paul, United States
Posts: 1,854
Well, I don't think they have to worry about George not being a dog lover like HM. Case in point, those pictures from polo 2014, when he was desperately trying to make his way over to a random dog. But the dog was black so maybe he just confused him with Lupo.

Btw, I think it's funny that Hello! is saying they're endangered, with your previous post from the Express says they are making a promising comeback. That's the British press in a nutshell.
Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old 02-22-2016, 12:01 PM
AdmirerUS's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 6,034
Half the people I know do this: "At feeding times, each dog had an individually designed menu, including an array of homeopathic and herbal remedies."
My own cats get special kitty kidney friendly kibble. I know they mean to paint her as unusual, but compared to a lot of people I know, she is not.
Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old 03-23-2016, 06:12 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 8,427
I don't think the Queen treats her dogs in an unusual way, either. Corgis of different generations have been her lifelong friends really, from childhood, and she's acted accordingly.
Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old 05-26-2016, 10:25 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 7,651
Her Majesty and the corgis at Heathrow
Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old 10-08-2016, 03:01 AM
Osipi's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 16,782
I can empathize with HM and know that Holly will be sorely missed. As most of us that have four legged family members know, the sickness and death of one leaves a big, empty hole that just cannot be filled. We also know that that we always strive to do what is best for our family.
__________________
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
Reply With Quote
  #116  
Old 10-08-2016, 05:45 PM
HereditaryPrincess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 13,873
That's sad to hear. I wonder if HM will get anymore corgis or if she will now just have Willow and her dorgis.
__________________
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone". Audrey Hepburn

*
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy". Anne Frank
Reply With Quote
  #117  
Old 10-08-2016, 06:43 PM
Skippyboo's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 4,153
It been said that the Queen has stopped breeding Corgis. Considering the advanced ages of the dogs she has now, if she wanted new dogs, we would have seen them already. Maybe she doesn't to leave behind a large amount of dogs when she passes. No one else in the family seem to be Corgi people. I personally like Corgis and have a half corgi dog myself.


Sent from my iPhone using The Royals Community
Reply With Quote
  #118  
Old 10-08-2016, 09:15 PM
Ish's Avatar
Ish Ish is offline
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 4,112
I believe it was said a few years ago that due to her age the Queen wasn't going to get any more dogs.
Reply With Quote
  #119  
Old 10-08-2016, 10:21 PM
Pranter's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 12,310
Yes it was said that she has stopped breeding dogs and has no plans to bring in new ones. I've read that (and heard it in a documentary or something as well) more than once.


LaRae
Reply With Quote
  #120  
Old 10-09-2016, 03:05 AM
Dee Anna's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Here, Ireland
Posts: 599
Yes, that was said a few years back, the Queen would not be adding to her family of dogs.

All in all, how many did she have over the years? I know she was quite young when she got Susan - her first corgi - as a present.
__________________

__________________
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken ..... Oscar Wilde
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
corgis, dachshunds, elizabeth ii, labradors, queen elizabeth ii


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Queen Silvia's Family and Siblings - The Sommerlaths NJRedDevils King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia 80 Today 10:47 AM
Reigning Queens Greeting Each Other DDD Royal Chit Chat 18 09-17-2021 04:14 PM
"The Queen's Castle" (2005) - BBC Documentary on a Year at Windsor Castle Australian The Electronic Domain 57 01-15-2011 02:02 PM




Popular Tags
american archie mountbatten-windsor asia asian british british royal family camilla camilla's family camilla parker-bowles camilla parker bowles carolin china china chinese ming dynasty asia asian emperor royalty qing chinese clarence house commonwealth countries coronation crown jewels customs daisy doge of venice dresses duchess of sussex duke of sussex edward vii family tree genetics george vi gradenigo harry and meghan hello! highgrove history hochberg house of windsor hypothetical monarchs japan japanese imperial family japan history jewellery kensington palace king edward vii king juan carlos książ castle liechtenstein lili mountbatten-windsor line of succession list of rulers meghan markle monarchists monarchy mongolia pless politics portugal prince harry queen elizabeth ii queen victoria royal ancestry solomon j solomon spanish royal family st edward sussex suthida thai royal family tradition unfinished portrait united states united states of america welsh


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021
Jelsoft Enterprises
×