Corgi dogs escape decline in popularity following Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

by Vivien Richardson on May 24, 2012

The Corgi breed has always been closely related to the Royal Family, with the year 1933 first seeing this type of canine being introduced into royalty by King George VI. However, recent years have seen a major decrease in (more…)

Corgi promptly rehomed prior to opening of Dogs Trust

by Mark James on February 4, 2012

One lucky dog that needed a home has been granted his wish by the kind-hearted workers at Loughborough’s Dogs Trust facility. What’s even more remarkable about this story is the fact that the dog, who is a five-month-old Corgi cross named Cracker, was taken into the charity months before its opening was due to take place in the summer, later this year.

Colin and Pat Gee from Hathern immediately fell in love with young Cracker when a staff meeting regarding the preparation for the Dog’s Trust opening saw four pooches brought in. These dogs came from a nearby dog (more…)

Florence Bechelet and the case of the missing Corgi

by Darren Jamieson on March 22, 2010

There’s nothing worse for a dog owner than finding that your beloved dog has run away from home, except when something smells fishy about their disappearance. 92 year old Florence Bechelet returned home to Jersey recently to find that her corgi, Coral, had vanished – apparently having run away from home.

However, alarm bells started ringing when Florence heard how a dog matching Coral’s description had been bundled into a car by a woman using a walking stick. The game was now, most assuredly, afoot. Florence recognised the description of the woman as being her former carer, Betty Lansdown. Betty had just finished working for Florence after more than two years, and had been understood to have left Jersey, for England.

Some investigative work revealed however that Betty had not left Jersey on the day she had claimed, and had instead booked into a hotel room in order to launch her cunning plot to dog-snatch the corgi.

Florence Bechelet explained:

It was terrible. Betty had looked after me very well, I don’t have a bad thing to say about her in that respect. But I always thought she had more time for the dog than me.

Florence then discovered a forwarding address for her former aid, and handed it to the police. Investigating officers then (more…)

Basset hounds and corgis share same ancestor

by Darren Jamieson on July 20, 2009

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An article in the Telegraph stated the study is due to be published in the journal Science where scientists studied DNA from 835 dogs, 95 of which had short legs.

This new scientific discovery gives clues about the basic of evolution and how species have different physical attributes. It is hope it may even lead to new discoveries and understanding of diseases such as cancer and human dwarfism.

Reportedly, in short legged dog breeds, the growth of (more…)

The Queen to stop breeding corgis

by Darren Jamieson on May 26, 2009

queen-and-corgiIt is the end of an era as the most famous person in the world to champion the Corgi dog breed decides to stop breeding Corgis.  The Queen has decided that following the deaths of two of her favourite Corgis, she will let her seven strong pack of Corgis leave her naturally rather than replacing them by breeding as she would have done in the past.

The Queen has kept Corgis since 1944 when (more…)

Corgi dog star wanted

by Leanne Thompson on April 2, 2009

Corgi dogs with the potential to be a star are being called to audition for a guest appearance at Watford Palace Theatre.
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Dog owners are invited to send in a photograph of their Corgi to the marketing department at the theatre and the successful ones will go onto the next stage, which is an informal audition at the theatre.  The audition is expected to mean a simple obedience test and will give the department chance to see how the dog copes when handled by a non-owner.

The chosen star Corgi will (more…)