King Charles spaniel sales set to soar as Queen leaves behind beloved corgis

Cavalier King Charles spaniels are being billed as Britain's next most popular dog after the Queen's death.

Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday evening that the former Prince of Wales will be known as King Charles III as he ascends the throne aged 73.

His mother Queen Elizabeth II was renowned for her affection for corgis or 'dorgis' as they became due to more recent crossbreeding with dachshunds.

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As the new monarch takes to the throne with Queen Camilla, social media users believe demand for the king's namesake dog breed will sky rocket.

One person tweeted: "King Charles spaniel sale prices are about to go through the roof."

A second wrote: "Now everyone will want a (Cavalier) King Charles Spaniel."

"Betting King Charles spaniel’s are about to get super popular/expensive," a third clearly on the same wavelength shared.

With dozens of dog-loving Twitter users putting two and two together, many claimed they will struggle to not think of the big-eared pooch when hearing King Charles III.

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"Dog breeders take note… I’m not a trend-spotter, or influencer, but something tells me this is will be the hottest, trendiest breed of dog, really soon," another added.

According to The American Kennel Club (AKC) the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a rich history to British royalty and brings together the gentle attentiveness of a toy breed with the verve and athleticism of a sporting spaniel.

"The Cavalier's all-around beauty, regal grace, and even temper mark him as one of dogdom's noblemen," AKC writes on its website.

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An adult of the breed typically grows up to 13 inches tall compared to the 10 to 12ins height of the late Queen's corgi.

The AKC added: "The Cavalier draws you in with his face: The sweet, gentle, melting expression emanating from large, round eyes is a breed hallmark."

Since ascending the throne in 1952, the Queen has relished the company of more than 30 corgi pets having fallen in love with the breed as a child, and going on to say "my corgis are my family".

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