The Queen’s beloved corgi is gaining popularity across the country, according to the Kennel Club

The Queen’s favorite dog breed, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, has grown in popularity over the past year, according to new figures.

According to Kennel Club (TKC) data, there were 1,223 corigis recorded in 2021, marking the highest annual figure for nearly 30 years.

News of the increase comes ahead of the Queen’s 70th Jubilee, which will be celebrated across the country with a four-day bank holiday weekend, starting Thursday June 2.

Part of what has fueled the corgi’s popularity is the starring role the breed has in the Netflix TV series.The crownsays TKC.

TKC spokesman Bill Lambert said: “We are delighted to see so many dog ​​lovers flying the flag of our native British and Irish breeds, and in particular to see the Pembroke Welsh Corgi once again become a well-loved breed. loved across the country, in such an important year for the Queen.

“The breed has certainly seen a boom in recent years, much of it down, it seems, for their starring roles in The crownbut the Queen was instrumental in bringing corgis into the public consciousness originally, so what a wonderful testament to her 70th year on the throne, to see her beloved breed enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

Diana King, Vice President of the Welsh Corgi League, added: “With the growing popularity of the breed, it is more important than ever that anyone looking to buy a corgi puppy takes the time to research their decision and not simply choose. . a race based on seeing it on TV.

“Instead, they should speak to breed experts to learn more about the characteristics of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and how it may fit into their lifestyle, as well as to choose a responsible breeder who will always give the priority to the health and well-being of the breed.”

Additional reports by AP.

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