Dog sales predicted to 'skyrocket' after Queen's death – and it's not corgis everyone's getting | The Sun
A DOG breed is expected to soar in popularity following the sad news of the Queen’s passing, and it’s not her beloved corgis.
Prince Charles immediately assumed the title of King Charles III after his mother’s death, and it is thought that we could now see a boom in people buying King Charles spaniels.
King Charles III ascended the throne aged 73 yesterday and people were quick to take to social media to predict the popularity of the King’s namesake dog breed will sky rocket.
One person wrote: "King Charles spaniel sale prices are about to go through the roof."
Another added: "Now everyone will want a (Cavalier) King Charles Spaniel."
A third commented: “Dog breeders take note… I’m not a trend-spotter, or influencer, but something tells me this will be the hottest, trendiest breed of dog, really soon.”
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According to the Kennel Club, King Charles Spaniels are “reserved, gentle and affectionate.”
They live up to 12 years and need 30 minutes of exercise each day.
As the name suggests, the breed already has royal ties and was named after King Charles II, who was said to be very fond of them.
There are actually two King Charles spaniels, with the second being the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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The Kennel club explained: “Today the King Charles with its domed skull, shorter muzzle and slightly smaller stature is easily distinguished as a separate breed from its cousin the Cavalier, but until 1945 they were shown together as one breed.”
The Royal Family has a well-known love of pooches, and while King Charles III prefers Jack Russells, the Queen has famously had over 30 corgis during her lifetime.
The Sun's Royal Correspondent Matt Wilkinson said: "They have their own bedrooms, their own wicker baskets to sleep.
“It's also said that they also have fresh sheets to sleep with.
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"It's the treatment they have because they have the Queen as their owner. They travel in luxury, they live in castles and palaces, and they also get to often meet very important people."
The Queen's first corgi of her own was Susan, who was given to her when she turned 18.
At the time of her death, she owned Muick who was a present from Prince Andrew following the death of her husband Prince Philip.
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