The Great Corgi Comeback: The Queen's favourite dog breed no longer 'at risk'
There has been a surge in popularity of the Queen's favourite dog breed.
According to the Kennel Club, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Cardigan Welsh Corgi have risen in popularity by 25%.
Corgi popularity can be traced alongside the Queen’s reign. In 1944, the Queen’s first Pembroke Corgi, Susan, was born. This led to the breed's popularity increasing by 56%.
Seven years after the Queen's coronation, nearly 9,000 corgi puppies were registered.
The breed came off the ‘at watch list’ for the first time in nearly ten years in 2018. This was after it featured in the popular Netflix series, The Crown.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is still listed as 'vulnerable' but both types of corgis have become more popular in recent months - after the announcement of the new animated film The Queen's Corgi.
The film starring Dame Julie Walters, Sheridan Smith and Jack Whitehall, is about a dog which gets lost from the palace and has to find his way home.
The corgi personality is known for being affectionate, intelligent and playful.
The UK Corgi Club said the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed love being "part of the family".
Mary Davies, a corgi breeder from Ammanford, said while she welcomes the rise in popularity, she does not want people to buy corgis on a whim, as this could lead to them ending up in rescue centres.
Corgis for sale in the UK usually cost up to £1000, according to the Kennel Club.