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One Ma'am and her dogs: Or how the Queen can control her beloved Labradors from 800 yards
Daily Mail ^ | 8-26-11 | Tim Heald

Posted on 08/27/2011 7:32:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

My first encounter with a royal dog came in November 1990, when I rather nervously accepted an invitation to lunch at Clarence House to discuss my forthcoming biography of Prince Philip. Ushered into a drawing room by an equerry, I was introduced first to the Queen Mother, then Princess Margaret and finally one of the small brown barrels of fur sitting on the carpet.

The corgi gazed up...

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2029871/Queen-controls-Labradors-800-yards-just-using-hand-signals-whistles.html#ixzz1WEuqI8m0

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: doggieping; dogtraining; queen; royalkennel; royalty
An interesting look back at all the Queen's dogs and how she came to be so devoted to them. She is a first class dog handler and she owns far more than corgis.
1 posted on 08/27/2011 7:32:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Joe 6-pack

The doggie ping list will find this article interesting


2 posted on 08/27/2011 7:33:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Sit! The Queen's skills as a dog handler is renowned. She using hand signals and whistle to control her Labradors

I know that American English does differ from English English, but ... perhaps not this much!

3 posted on 08/27/2011 7:36:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: gorush

NOT a corgie ping!


4 posted on 08/27/2011 7:36:20 AM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

5 posted on 08/27/2011 7:39:00 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

6 posted on 08/27/2011 7:39:00 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: txhurl
"NOT a corgie ping!"

It is now! :{)

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7 posted on 08/27/2011 7:46:02 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

That’s what you call a low rider! LOL!


8 posted on 08/27/2011 7:48:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: gorush

Great dogs!


9 posted on 08/27/2011 7:51:33 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
'S ok that the dog has short legs. It is designed (we humans did that) for going into holes in the ground to flush out pissed off honey-badgers. So we humans can kill them.

We (humans) are good that way. We modify carnivores for pets. Not herbivores.

Until the next mass extinction event, we're the baddest SOBs on the round globe. ;) T-Rex don't got 'nothin on us.

/johnny

10 posted on 08/27/2011 7:53:35 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
The corgis are herders and are bred short so that they stay under the kicking hooves of sheep and cattle. They are deceptively fast and agile.

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11 posted on 08/27/2011 7:58:08 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Just like weiner dogs!


12 posted on 08/27/2011 7:59:57 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: gorush
I'll bet I could get one to flush a badger out of a hole in the ground and it would help me kill it. ;)

But whatever Corgis were bred for, us meat-eating, opposed thumb bad asses are responsible.

That was the point I was trying to make.

They are very pretty dogs, never met one personally, but I'm sure I'd get along with one or a group of them. I'm more of a lab kind of guy, big, goofy, ugly and very, very much a predator at heart. ;)

/johnny

13 posted on 08/27/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

When ever a Democrat comes to the door my corgis try to roll in it. :{)


14 posted on 08/27/2011 8:08:34 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

In my old neighborhood there was a corgi-collie mix. It was a frightening hybrid.


15 posted on 08/27/2011 8:13:33 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph
We bought a house years ago that came with Rex, a collie malamute mix. He was 8 at the time and lived for another 8 years with us. He was a sweetheart.

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16 posted on 08/27/2011 8:17:42 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
Corgis !


17 posted on 08/27/2011 8:18:04 AM PDT by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
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18 posted on 08/27/2011 8:21:04 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: JMJJR

https://picasaweb.google.com/108851807841021534504/TheCorgis


19 posted on 08/27/2011 8:23:44 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

He’s handsome. The mix I saw had skinny collie legs, corgi barrel body and corgi bat face and ears.


20 posted on 08/27/2011 8:24:52 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: gorush

Thanks !


21 posted on 08/27/2011 8:25:39 AM PDT by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Your sense of proper grammar is impeccable.

Of course in proper King's English that sentence shall be had as "She be done use hand signals and whistle to control her Labradors".

22 posted on 08/27/2011 8:27:49 AM PDT by bvw
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To: rabidralph
"corgi bat face"

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23 posted on 08/27/2011 8:27:54 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

LOL! Thanks. I’ll have nightmares, now.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 8:31:07 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: ClearCase_guy
I know that American English does differ from English English, but ... perhaps not this much!

I had a friend who trained his dogs with both verbal commands and hand signals. He said he did this so he could maintain a conversation with the neighbors without stopping to command the dogs. The dogs knew both, and obeyed very well.

25 posted on 08/27/2011 8:48:24 AM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: gorush

What a beautiful dog!


26 posted on 08/27/2011 8:59:28 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
And then there's OUR leader - His dog takes HIM for a walk. (tells a lot about his wussiness) What an embarrassment as our CIC - CICINO


27 posted on 08/27/2011 9:07:09 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: maine-iac7

Leading from behind.


28 posted on 08/27/2011 9:20:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It occurs to me that for the Queen it is probably very difficult to discern who is a true friend. It is no doubt a lonely life.

I can imagine that dogs, who really don’t know you are royalty, are very valuable companions to her.


29 posted on 08/27/2011 9:22:52 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: JMJJR

These two tri’s look astonishingly like my corgi, Griffyn.


30 posted on 08/27/2011 9:23:20 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: maine-iac7
"Michelle! Stop this crazy thing! Michelle....!!!!


31 posted on 08/27/2011 9:23:57 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yeah, I noticed a few whoppers there. Apparently, no proofreading is used.


32 posted on 08/27/2011 9:30:22 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: LibertarianLiz

Bob Dillon Jones, and Caleb.

I’m partial to the tri-colored, my second and third. D will be 12 in Oct.


33 posted on 08/27/2011 9:30:25 AM PDT by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yeah, I noticed a few whoppers there. Apparently, no proofreading is used.


34 posted on 08/27/2011 9:30:25 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: ninergold3
Thanks, we love 'em.

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35 posted on 08/27/2011 9:42:43 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"Just like weiner dogs!"

Not at all. Corgis were originally herding/farm dogs, in the same vein as border collies, shelties, etc. They do NOT suffer from the dachshund tendency toward back problems.

36 posted on 08/27/2011 9:54:23 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"An interesting look back at all the Queen's dogs and how she came to be so devoted to them. She is a first class dog handler and she owns far more than corgis."

I suspect that the Queen's Corgi's are quite capable of responding to hand/voice signals, Corgi's being originally herding dogs (bred to herd cattle and PIGS, no less, but also useful for herding whatever else needs it). There are videos on Youtube of "working Corgi's" going through the same "herding competitions" that Border Collies do.

37 posted on 08/27/2011 9:58:59 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Persevero

I don’t know if you went to the link and read the whole article, but it mentions that the Queen, and her sister Princess Margaret, were home-schooled and therefore did not have friends growing up. It was also WWII, and I think they were sent out of the country for a while too to save them from the blitz. Dogs and horses were the stable elements of their childhoods.


38 posted on 08/27/2011 10:30:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Persevero

The Queen as a young girl had animals as her own playmates

I love this picture of her. Probably around 1938? Older?

39 posted on 08/27/2011 10:40:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Bigg Red; ClearCase_guy

Yes. What bothered me is that in one place it said that Prince Philip names all the Labradors. In another place it says that the Queen names all the Labradors that are whelped at her kennel.

Well, which is it?


40 posted on 08/27/2011 10:43:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Joe 6-pack; AnAmericanMother

I am impressed with the Queen.


41 posted on 08/27/2011 11:30:19 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I really enjoyed that article. Thanks!


42 posted on 08/27/2011 11:43:57 AM PDT by kimmie7 (I do not think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The queen sitting on the earth with her dogs was touching.


43 posted on 08/27/2011 1:21:22 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: gorush

Beautiful dog...:O)


44 posted on 08/27/2011 3:05:55 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Yes. What bothered me is that in one place it said that Prince Philip names all the Labradors. In another place it says that the Queen names all the Labradors that are whelped at her kennel.

Well, which is it?

Which it was is we see tons of pictures with the Queen and her beloved Corgis, but nobody has ever seen a Lab romping around the palace. Which is probably a good thing, given all the old expensive items a lab would destroy in puppyhood.

In fact I bet her palace insurance policies prohibit Labs, so we'll never know what those dogs are doing.

45 posted on 08/27/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: txhurl

Some of the old retriever training books recommend that Labs, etc. that are to be used in the hunt never leave their kennel. Other trainers recommend “rotating” their hunting dogs so that each one gets time in the house with the master.

That is why I don’t have hunting dogs. I couldn’t stand to leave my Golden out in a kennel. I like him at the foot of my bed (and on the bed when my husband isn’t looking).


46 posted on 08/27/2011 7:32:24 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: gorush

Beautiful!


47 posted on 08/28/2011 5:21:45 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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