Corgis on High Street

I used to walk past these corgi’s every day on my way to work, and as a dog lover they always brought a smile to my face. They were installed to coincide with the 50th jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. As New Zealand is a member of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth is also the Queen of New Zealand. And, the queen is well known for her corgis. The corgi at the back is sniffing a dropped ice cream.

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Not everyone likes them, but I think they’re cute!

16 Comments

  • 10 years ago

    What fun! Why corgis, I wonder. I stayed, years ago, with a corgi breeder in Christchurch. Coincidence with your photo…

  • Kristin
    10 years ago

    Queen Elizabeth is very famous for her many corgis and doxie-corgis (Dorgis). These statues are very fitting for her jubilee.

  • carly
    9 years ago

    I have a corgi named truly!!!!

  • jen
    8 years ago

    I am loving that installation. Unfortunately, in the US, some idiot would trip over these (usually on purpose) and sue the city and church and ruin the enjoyment for everyone. Glad to see the rest of the world isn’t completely devoid of humor and. Ethics yet! 😉

  • Alina
    8 years ago

    This is very good idea! I’m a corgis fun and they deserve to be installed on the street so people can get some idea how they look like (specially americans!)

  • Shannon
    7 years ago

    Alina, we actually have Corgis in America, too.

    Love the statues. They’re adorable.

  • 7 years ago

    They are wonderful. I have two dogs, a beautiful sculpture would also deserved. 😉

  • 7 years ago

    What a surprise finding this! I actually own the corgis used as the models for these sculptures. The sculptor was Dr Dave Marshall a well known local Vet turned sculptor. The scenario was that they had escaped from home and were roaming through the city. The one with the ice cream is our Beetle (Merthyr Olive A Gin) – now 14 years old. The one with the leash in his mouth is Clinton – officially known as Can Ch/ NZ Grand Ch/Aust Ch Boitano President of Merthyr (USA) and the third one was a composite.

  • janice
    7 years ago

    love the corgis. i have one,he is my third.good house dogs,loyal and he can hear the postman coming before he is ten minutes away.

  • janice
    7 years ago

    thanks for showing me these pictures never been to new zealand but think these models are great

  • sue
    7 years ago

    I love these corgis! I am an American and have had corgis for many years. I currently have a Cardigan, but also loved my Pembrokes very much. Maybe I’ll be able to visit New Zealand one day and see them in person.

    • 7 years ago

      Hi Sue, the corgis are on High Street and survived the quake – so they’ll be here and waiting for you when you come and visit.

  • sue
    7 years ago

    That’s great – I can’t wait to see them.

  • Julie Clements
    7 years ago

    Hi,

    I am trying to find David MArshall’s web site do you know what it is?

    Cheers,

    Julie

    • 7 years ago

      No sorry I don’t know of the website.

  • Julie
    7 years ago

    CUTE!!!

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