Two or more of Queen Elizabeth II’s cherished dogs will reside with relatives.

The monarch had four pets at the time of her passing on September 8 at the age of 96: two Pembroke Welsh corgis named Muick and Sandy, one older dorgi named Candy, and a cocker spaniel named Lissy. According to a source close to the Duke of York, the corgis will now reside with the person who gave them to the monarch: her son Prince Andrew.

“The queen’s corgis will go to live with Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York at their home in Windsor, Royal Lodge,” the insider said. “It was Sarah, Duchess of York who found the puppies which were gifted to the Queen by Prince Andrew.”

Despite being divorced from Andrew since 1996, Sarah still lives with him and shares daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

The duchess “bonded with the queen over dog walking and riding horses and even after her divorce, she would continue her great friendship with the queen, by walking the dogs in Frogmore [House] and chatting,” the source said.

No information has been provided regarding the future residence of the queen’s two additional dogs. Ingrid Seward, a royal biographer, recently told Newsweek that the monarch’s family would most likely receive them.

Early in 2021, when his husband Prince Philip was in the hospital, the Duke of York tried to cheer his mother up by giving her Muick and a dorgi puppy named Fergus, according to The Telegraph.

The following April, Philip passed away at the age of 99. Fergus passed away at age 5 months a month later. Sandy, a new corgi puppy, was presented to the queen by Andrew and his family in June 2021.

The monarch received a gift named Lissy earlier this year. The canine took home the Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship in 2022.

The late monarch frequently took her dogs for walks in the gardens surrounding Windsor Castle, where Sarah “bonded” with her, according to The Telegraph.

According to Buckingham Palace, the queen has owned more than 30 corgis and dorgis during her reign, the majority of which are descended from Susan, the corgi she received as a gift for her 18th birthday in 1944. Some corgis have been crossed with dachshunds over the years to produce dorgis. According to the palace, one of the dachshunds was Pipkin, who belonged to Princess Margaret, the sister of the queen.

A few of the queen’s dogs crashed her official engagements, traveled with her on trips to her residences, and were photographed alongside her. Famous photographer Annie Leibovitz captured the monarch with corgis Willow and Holly and dorgis Vulcan and Candy in a photo taken in 2016 for the queen’s 90th birthday.

Vulcan died in 2020, while Holly passed away in 2016. The queen lamented the loss of her last two home-bred corgis, Whisper and Willow, in 2018. They were famous for appearing in a James Bond-themed comedy sketch with her and Daniel Craig during the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Take a look at the images of the queen and her numerous dogs over the course of her reign:

Very Sweet

In February 2022, the queen takes a break from viewing a display of artifacts from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle and pets her dorgi Candy.


At her Sandringham estate, dog mother Queen Elizabeth II is joined by her canine family.


Take your dog to work

In 2002, Her Majesty met with the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team at Buckingham Palace while wearing an outfit with puppies by her feet.


Royal Encampment

In 1991, Queen Elizabeth II left for a royal engagement with her two dogs.


Afternoon on a Dog Day

On the 30th anniversary of her ascension to the throne in 1982, Queen Elizabeth II goes for a stroll with her corgi.


The Queen poses with a corgi at home in 1970, grinning.


On October 15, 1969, Queen Elizabeth II and her dogs arrive at King’s Cross station.


Photo Shoot The Queen and Prince Andrew are joined by Royal corgis on the Tatler cover in 1962.


Keeping close.

Next to Queen Elizabeth II, a dog unwinds.


Travel companion

In 1952, Her Majesty makes a trip to Balmoral Castle with one of her dogs.


Furry Companions

The Queen spends a weekend in the country before coming back to London with two puppies.


Childhood Friend

Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, and two corgis in 1936.



In 1936, the future queen cuddles with a puppy at her family’s residence.