CROWNING THE UK’S MOST ‘REGAL ROVER’
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Rover announced its search to find the UK’s most patriotic pup, AKA a ‘Regal Rover’.
The judging panel, made up of Marcel @LeCorgi and Adem Fehmi of the Rover Dog People Panel, looked for evidence of impeccable manners, potential royal associations such as names or heritage, appreciation for our long serving Queen, and finally a nod towards the Queen’s dress and traditions.
Onto the winner, drumroll please…
Nine month old Australian Cobberdog, Nova took first prize for her loyalty to Queen and country, by hosting quintessential garden parties! The judges also commented on her placement in the portrait – “sitting on her human throne shows that she is the one who rules their palace and is worthy of the royal title”.
With so many entries worthy of the honour, the judges also awarded three pups with highly commended accolades.
Princess Margaret narrowly missed out on the top spot, as although she dresses the part and was royal by name, it was her lack of royal nature that prompted the judges to score her down. Her confession to getting too friendly with someone’s leg made judges wary of her behaviour should she ever be in Her Majesty’s presence. However, Princess Margaret isn’t alone as Rover research found that 13% of the same breed, Cocker Spaniels, would make the same faux paus.
Wilbur’s royal blood also couldn’t be ignored by the judges. Confirmed by the Palace, and an ITV documentary, Wilbur’s only brother and litter mate Muick, is the Queen’s sole corgi living with her in Windsor. The judges were impressed by his royal heritage and agree that Wilbur should be “next in line for an invite to Barkingham Palace to reunite with his brother.”
Lil’Pumpkin had also been practicing her moves in case she ever meets the Queen – “absolutely nailing the curtsey and is clearly prepared to meet Her Majesty” say the judges. In fact, Rover research found that corgis would be the breed most able to bow/curtsey before Her Majesty (41%).
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