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From Corgi to Dorgi! How Queen Elizabeth II was credited for creating a new breed of dog

Queen Elizabeth II, 95, has owned more than 30 corgis throughout her life. Britain's longest-serving monarch fell in love with the Welsh creature after she was introduced to her father's pet Dooki.

But it wasn't a one-off.

The Queen has owned several dorgis over the years.

Unfortunately for Her Majesty, her dorgi pup Fergus passed away earlier this year.

The Queen was reportedly devastated following Fergus' death.

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A source told The Sun: "The Queen is absolutely devastated.

"The puppies were brought in to cheer her up during a very difficult period.

"Everyone concerned is upset as this comes so soon after she lost her husband."

It is believed the Queen is left with just one dorgi, called Candy.

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Elizabeth has long been known to love her four-legged friends.

The pooch-loving Queen is even a patron of the Dogs Trust.

By the time Elizabeth reached her 18th birthday, she was given her own Pembroke corgi called Susan.

And while Susan became an important asset in the Royal Family, even travelling with the Queen and Prince Philip on their honeymoon in 1947, the then Princess would soon create a new breed of dog.

The new breed of dog, known as the dorgi, comes from crossing Her Majesty's beloved Welsh corgis with a dachshund.

Reports claim the first time this happened was when one of Elizabeth's corgis was left alone with her sister Princess Margaret's dachshund, Pipkin.

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