Corgi sales in the UK have spiked following Queen Elizabeth II's death: report

Corgi sales in the UK have spiked following Queen Elizabeth II's death: report
A Corgi outside Buckingham Palace, London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.
Corgi sales have spiked in the United Kingdom following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, whose lifelong affection for the breed was well known.James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images
  • The price of corgis on at least one UK site has skyrocketed in the last three days, per AFP.

  • Pets4Homes told the outlet that asking prices for corgis on its platform doubled over the weekend.

  • Corgis were known to be the late Queen Elizabeth II's prized pets.

The prices of corgis in the UK have spiked in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's death, per new reporting from Agence France-Presse.

Pets4Homes, which describes itself as the largest pet marketplace in the UK, told the outlet that it had seen 10 times the search volume for corgis on Monday compared to last week.

"The prices asked for by registered corgi breeders have today hit a new high, with average asking prices doubling over the past three days," Pets4Homes told the AFP.

According to Pets4Homes, corgi prices are now over $2,678 — the highest they've ever been.

Few corgis were available on the Pets4Homes marketplace when Insider visited the site on Tuesday. A one-year-old Cardigan Welsh corgi was going for $2,370, while two Pembroke Welsh corgis were on sale for $1,400 and $2,154.

Queen Elizabeth II's love for corgis was well known, and she was often photographed with the dogs over the years. Susan, the Queen's first corgi, accompanied the then-princess on her honeymoon in 1947.

So deep was the Queen's affection for the breed that they played a special role in her funeral. Her two remaining corgis, Muick and Sandy, waited for her coffin to arrive during the Committal Service at St George's Chapel on September 19.

The Queen is estimated to have had more than 30 corgis over her 70-year reign. The last corgi bred by the Queen, Willow, died in 2018, just days before the Queen's 92nd birthday. The Queen also had a corgi graveyard at her Sandringham Estate, where royal pets are buried.

Muick and Sandy will now live with Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York, at the Royal Lodge near Windsor Castle.

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