10 Dog Breeds and Their Association with Royalty

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: This breed is named after King Charles II of England, who was known for his fondness for these small, affectionate dogs.

Pomeranian: Queen Victoria of England popularized the Pomeranian breed during her reign, leading to its association with royalty.

Afghan Hound: Afghan Hounds were historically favored by Afghan nobility and were often used for hunting in the rugged terrains of the region.

Japanese Chin: This breed was highly cherished by Japanese royalty and was often presented as gifts to foreign dignitaries.

Irish Wolfhound: Irish Wolfhounds were valued by Irish kings and nobles for their hunting skills and were often seen in the company of royalty.

Borzoi: Also known as the Russian Wolfhound, the Borzoi was a favored breed among Russian nobility and aristocracy.

Corgi: Pembroke Welsh Corgis are famously associated with the British royal family, particularly Queen Elizabeth II, who has owned several of these energetic and intelligent dogs.

Bichon Frise: Bichon Frises were beloved by French and Spanish royalty during the Renaissance period and were often seen in the courts and palaces.

Shih Tzu: This breed has a long history in Chinese imperial courts, where they were pampered and cherished as companions of royalty.

Dalmatian: While not directly associated with a specific royal family, Dalmatians have often been depicted in the presence of nobility and are known for their elegance and distinctive coat.