Queen’s corgis treated to ‘home-made concoctions’ as the monarch takes ‘personalized approach’ to her beloved pets

The Queen’s corgis are much-loved members of the Royal Family and she reportedly takes ‘enormous pride’ in the health of all of them…

Queen's corgis treated to 'home-made' meals
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The Queen’s corgis are reportedly treated to some very unique “concoctions” as she takes “personalized approach” to meal-times with her beloved pets. 


Considered by many to be part of the extended Royal Family, the Queen’s corgis have been regularly glimpsed over her 70 year reign. From receiving her first corgi in 1944 to the two new puppies she was reported to have been gifted last year, Her Majesty has owned many over the reign. She even posed with several of them for a Vanity Fair cover for her 90th birthday. And it seems that despite at one point having a staggering nine dogs, she’s personally involved in their care - especially when it comes to their rather unique meals…

Opening up to Harper’s Bazaar (opens in new tab), animal psychologist and trainer of the Queen’s dogs, Roger Mugford explained that Her Majesty “adores” all of her corgis. 

Roger claimed, “The Queen absolutely adores her corgis. At the time I knew her, in the mid-1980s, she had nine, two of which were dorgis [a dachshund and corgi mix] that appeared from her sister Margaret and became part of the Queen’s group.”

Queen Elizabeth II of England at Balmoral Castle with one of her Corgis

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Whilst royal residences such as Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle are easily large enough, Prince Philip suggested that this was too many. Though the monarch’s approach was apparently the perfect way to keep these cute pets in order.

“As Prince Philip gently pointed out, it was perhaps too many - but she was very good at managing them.” Roger added. “She takes enormous pride in their health, and personally supervised the feeding, which she demonstrated for me by having somebody come in with a whopping-great tray of bowls”. 

For the Queen’s corgis it seems only the best will do and that goes for their food, which is said to be very special indeed as they reportedly enjoy meals with “homeopathic” elements. 

Queen Elizabeth II With Two Of Her Corgis In The Grounds Of Windsor Castle

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“They were all individual battered household pots and pieces of silverware, each containing a unique supper of various home-made concoctions, some with homeopathic additions”, Roger alleged. 

So it seems the Queen’s corgis are treated to delicious home-made meals to help keep them in tiptop condition with the “homeopathic additions” that many other owners might not regularly give their own canine companions. 

Her Majesty is clearly very involved when it comes to their care and eager to give them the best lives possible. And they’re said to respond well to her approach, with Roger claiming that the “loving” Queen is very much in charge.  

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“Imagine nine little dogs all sitting in a semicircle waiting to have their bowl of food placed before them, following their mistress’ commands to ‘sit’ or ‘stay’!” he said. “This is a woman who exerts imperious control, but with a very loving and personalized approach.”

The Queen’s corgis have certainly been with her throughout the highs and lows of her reign. And with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations drawing nearer and people beginning to deck the halls with Jubilee decorations, who knows whether fans could be treated to a rare glimpse of the Queen’s corgis in any new social media posts over the weekend?

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.