Photographer Norman Parkinson was apparently bold enough to ask how the short-legged Miniature Dachshund could manage to mate with the comparatively taller Corgi and was told by the Queen, "Oh, it's quite simple. We have a little brick."
Monday, April 11, 2011
The Queen & a DORGI?????
Queen Elizabeth II is well known as an affectionate breeder of Welsh Pembroke Corgi dogs; most of the pups she keeps from litters born to her dogs are female. Her sister Princess Margaret had a male Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund called Pipkin who seemed to love the Corgis in quite a different way from their owner -- a litter of seven Dachsund/Corgi crosses was born to one of the Queen's dogs. However, Elizabeth found them appealing enough to christen the type "Dorgi" and arrange for more to be born. (This is occasionally spelled "Dorgie".)