Royal BreedQuiz: Do you know your palace pets?

Experiencing withdrawals now that Kate and William's wedding is over? Put on your royal thinking cap and test your knowledge of dog breeds and English royalty.
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Apr 26, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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Question 1:
Kate Middleton's pup, Otto, made a royal mistake long before she married a prince—what’s his breed?

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Answer: Cocker Spaniel

Otto made headlines last year when he allegedly swallowed a pair of pearl earrings Prince Will had given Kate as a present. Luckily, the Prince could afford new pearls for his wife.

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Question 2:
What type of princely pooch belongs to Prince William?

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Answer: Black Labrador

Prince Will named his lab Widgeon after a wild duck—and you thought princes only hunted foxes.

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Question 3:
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has double the trouble—or fun—with her two dogs. What breed are they?

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Answer: Jack Russell Terriers

Camilla’s two Jack Russell terriers are named Tosca and Rosie.

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Question 4:
What type of pooch does Queen Elizabeth prefer?

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Answer: Corgi

The Queen currently owns four Corgis: Linnet, Monty, Willow, and Holly, as well as three Dorgis (Dachshunds mated with Corgis): Cider, Candy, and Vulcan. The Corgis even travel with Her Majesty—she’s said to trust pets more than people.

The Queen was first infected with Corgi fever in 1933 when her father, King George VI, bought a Corgi named Dookie from a local kennel. Years later, on her 18th birthday, Queen Elizabeth received her very own Corgi named Susan, who kept her canine legacy alive by popping out numerous royal pups.

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Question 5:
This dog outlived his master, King Edward VII. What was his breed?

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Answer: Terrier

King Edward VII’s followers weren’t the only ones behind him—His Majesty’s Terrier named Caesar walked behind his coffin in the funeral procession.

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Question 6:
Queen Victoria had a gravestone made for her dog. What breed was it?

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Answer: Collie

After Queen Victoria’s Collie, Noble, died in 1887, she buried him on the castle grounds. His gravestone read:

'Noble by name by nature noble too

Faithful companion sympathetic true

His remains are interred here'

Source: http://www.royal.gov.uk/TheRoyalHousehold/RoyalAnimals/Familypets.aspx

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