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Dookie (dog)

Dookie
Other appellation(s) The Duke
Dukie
Species Dog
Breed Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Sex Male
Born Rozavel Golden Eagle
1933
Surrey, England
Owner King George VI
Parents Ch. Crymmych President (sire)
Ch. Golden Girl (dam)

Dookie (1933-?) or Rozavel Golden Eagle was a Queen Elizabeth II, who has since owned over thirty corgis.

Background

[3]

Dookie was born "Rozavel Golden Eagle" in 1933 and bred by Thelma Gray at the Rozavel Kennels in [5]

Royal life

After being chosen by the family, Dookie was boarded by Thelma Gray until the family had moved to [8] The family loved the name and it eventually stuck.

Dookie became a loved member of the family and was described as "unquestionably the character of the Princesses’ delightful canine family" and "a born sentimentalist."[9] The princesses even fed the dog by hand.[10] He did however, have a habit of nipping at the heels of guests.[3]

Three years later another corgi named Rozavel Lady Jane was purchased to be the companion of Dookie.[11] However, Dookie was not interested in the other corgi and Jane was paired with Rozavel Tafferteffy. Jane produced two pups named Carol and Crackers.[7] Crackers became a constant companion of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and even retired with her to the Castle of Mey in Scotland.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ Pierce, Andrew (1 October 2007). "Hug for Queen Elizabeth's first corgi". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Royal love affair with animals charted in intimate new shots". Hello Magazine. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Corgi in Royal Favour".  
  4. ^ "Queen meets the corgis Down Under". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cover Story", Corgi Courier 45 (1), Spring 2012: 3, retrieved 27 October 2012 
  6. ^ "Royal family... and their pets.".  
  7. ^ a b Waters, Nick (8 June 2012), "Her Majesty's Pets", Dog News 28 (23): 44–45, retrieved 27 October 2012 
  8. ^ "Dookie". Welsh Corgi News. 22 May 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Family pets". Royal Household. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Karen, Brush (26 October 2007). Everything dogs expect you to know.. London: New Holland Publishers. p. 115.  
  11. ^ "Tail-Wagger Chats.".  
  12. ^ Condell, Merna (September 9, 1953). "The Royal farms must pay their way". Brisbane: The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
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