The dog is man's best friend - also in the royal chambers. The royals are crazy about dogs!
If there is anything that can make the royal family break out in big smiles, then it is their four-legged friends. In 1970 paws began to run over the polished floors at Amalienborg Palace, when Prince Henry persuaded Queen Margrethe to become a dog owner.
Prince Consort had grown up with animals, so he meant only that it was good for his sons that they learned to take responsibility and respect the animal world. Dachshund Souris became the first Hofhund and since then 10 dogs followed before dachshund Evita became a part of the family in 1998. It got playmates Vega and Helike in 2004 and 2006, and they get all the love and clap rushing tide of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik.
The joy of dogs have royal couple passed to Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, who both immediately bought a dog, as they started families. They say a dog looks like its master. So instead of dachshunds, which they themselves had grown up with, chose the princes some dog breeds that better fits their personality.
While the crown prince's border collie, Ziggy, is just as happy to run and be active as he is, then Joachim's cocker spaniel, Winston, very lively and playful. Prince Consort, by contrast crazy dachshunds that are easy to take along on trips, have a strong personality and loves attention.
However, it's not only in the Danish royal family that that one hears barking. Also the royal neighbors in Sweden, Norway and England have thrown their love of vovserne. The biggest dog lover must undoubtedly be the Queen Elizabeth, who through his life has had no fewer than 30 dogs. Currently, the 85-year-old Queen is keeping track of seven pets, and because of her advanced age, Queen Elizabeth decided that she did not want more dogs once they die, because she did not even be able to walk with them.
Kate and William: Cocker Spaniel. The four-month-old puppy, Lupo, and especially while Prince William has been on the Falkland Islands have Kate enjoyed the little dog's company.
In 2005 the royal couple to expand the family with border collie Ziggy. It is a very active breed, and therefore fits perfectly into the exercise happy family.
The Swedish royal family is very happy dogs, but in 2010 they had to say goodbye to their best friend for 12 years, the labrador Jambo. Victoria is seen here with the family dog, a few years before it died.
The cute Labradoodle Milly Cocoa is the center of the Norwegian royal family. The dog is a mix of a Labrador and a poodle, and it was a new member of the family in 2009.
Prinsesse Marie elsker sin loyale Apple, som er en Bichon Frisť.
In 2007, Princess Marie's little Apple a playmate in the form of the sweet cockerspanil Winston. Here is a young prince Felix, which airs the little puppy.
Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's four-legged friends are masters at getting their owners to smile. Here the queen tries to keep up with the two smooth-haired dachshunds Evita and Helike.
Dog lover number one in the royal circles must be the Queen Elizabeth. She owns no fewer than seven dogs: four corgis named Linnet, Monty, Willow and Holly, and three dorgier named Cider, Candy and Vulcan. The latter race is a cross between a corgi and a dachshund.
The two dachshunds Evita, Vega and Helike joined the royal family in 1998, 2004 and 2006. They follow their owner almost anywhere and is a great joy for the royal couple.
After Prince Carl Philip left home, he purchased the Gila Rottweiler. Also his sister, Princess Madeleine, have a dog. The re Jack Rossel-terrier Zorro, which here becomes aerated with Gila.
Princes Felix and Nikolai were thrilled when they last summer got a new playmate. Countess Alexandra decided namely to meet his two sons' great desire to have a dog and came home with a black French bulldog named Lily.