Monday, 18 Jan 2021

Queen's dorgi Vulcan dies leaving her with just one dog left

The Queen is down to her last dog after the reported death of her beloved dorgi Vulcan.

He passed away of ‘old age’ at Windsor Castle, leaving her with only one dog called Candy, according to palace sources.

The 94-year-old monarch is said to be ‘upset’ at the loss.

‘Clearly the loss of a loved pet is upsetting,’ a palace source told The Sun.

The Queen decided to stop breeding dogs in 2015 as she did not want to leave any behind when she dies, insiders said at the time.

She is also said to have feared tripping over and hurting herself.

Vulcan, who was a cross between a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a dachshund, is reported to be buried at Windsor. 


The Queen’s love of dogs has been well documented over the years.

Vulcan and Candy featured on the front of Vanity Fair with the Queen in 2016 in celebration of her 90th birthday.

The monarch has owned 30 corgis, all of which are believed to be descended from a pet called Susan which was given to the monarch as a gift on her 18th birthday.

 A dorgi is a dog which is a cross between a dachshund and a Welsh corgi. 

The cross-breed was introduced to the royal household when Princess Margaret’s dachshund Pipkin mated with one of the Queen’s dogs.

News of Vulcan’s death comes days after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lost their nine-year-old dog Lupo.

The nine-year-old black cocker spaniel was a wedding present from Kate’s brother James Middleton.

William and Kate said he had been ‘at the heart of our family’.

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