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German Royals' Pets Links List
« on: January 12, 2011, 07:19:44 PM »
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A dog [probably not Wilhelm II's, who favored dachshunds, probably Bismarck's Great Dane shortly before he died],  
Bismarck
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Kaiser Wilhelm II, who upon hearing of the dog's death,  sent Bismarck a Great Dane pup.
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 08:31:49 AM »
Nice idea for a thread AGRBear.   ;)

Sometimes pets resemble their masters:  from "An Uncommon Woman..."

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 01:18:50 PM »
Thissal,  I think it's very true that often times dogs look like at least one of their owners.

We were for a short time on the show ring circus,  I really enjoy the movie, BEST OF SHOW.  And, more
often times than not, one of the owners looked a lot like their dog.  

Our Irish Settler took blue ribbons at all his showing accept one,  the one I showed him.  When the judge came to
our dog,  being a tipical friendly Irish,  the dog turned, raised up on his hind legs,  place one paw
on one shoulder of the judge, and the other on the judge's other shoulder,  then gave the judge
a big wet kiss.  That was the end of my handeling career.

I was asked to start this thread sometime ago because I have one on the Russian Royal Family members.  So, it
looks like we have one started, now.

Hohenzollern
Kaiser Wilhelm II

That last one is wonderful!

The other portrait of Kaiser's Family


The story I heard about the borzoi in this photo was that he was recommended to the Kaiser
that a more manly dog was needed for this particular official photo.  In other words,  
some thought the public might think less of him if his dachshunds  [Teckel or Badger Hound] were shown.
The Kaiser's favorites were the dachshunds.  Not so, however, with many of his guests.

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 06:21:15 PM »
AGRBear, it seems your Irish Setter should have taken double first prize instead.       


Here's another from corbisimages with the Kaiser and some dogs though I'm not sure which are his?


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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2011, 10:58:37 AM »
Puppies are so darn cute.



This is our Dublin.
 About five years old in this photo.

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This one is not a show dog but from hunting stock, accept,  he hides when there is a loud noise....

I don't think the Hohenzollerns had any Irish Laddies and Lassies.

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011, 02:51:51 PM »
Wilhelm II
Wilhelm with a dog, 1863 in Buckingham Palace


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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011, 02:54:04 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2011, 02:57:09 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2011, 03:07:16 PM »
It is said that Wilhelm II's favorite breed of dog was the Dachshund.

Wilhelm playing with a dog



Smooth haired Dachshund.

One of the oldest breeds of German hunting dogs.

When Prince Albert married Queen Victoria of England,  he took with with several Dachshunds.

Although the breed is listed under hounds,  they are not, they are terrriers.

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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2011, 03:18:12 PM »
Wilhelm II

I have to say that In first moment I wasn't sure if to consider it as an actual photo or as a drawing/portrait, but most likely it should be a retouched photo.




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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2011, 03:29:22 PM »


Wilhelm's portrait by de Laszlo witch was destroyed during Russian ocupation of Germany!
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2011, 04:25:25 PM »
wilhlem II's son, August Wilhelm, and his wife plus their bulldogs

August Wilhelm and his wife


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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2011, 04:55:50 PM »



Thanks for posting the pictures of Victoria-Moretta. I like this one most.

When I first saw it I thought it shows her cousin Victoria-Melitta of Edinburgh (Ducky). I did not know that they did so much resemble.


From the following thread:
Princess Victoria of Schaumburg-Lippe,, dau of Kaiser Fred III #448
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2011, 12:16:59 PM »
It is said that Wilhelm II's favorite breed of dog was the Dachshund.

Wilhelm playing with a dog



Smooth haired Dachshund.

One of the oldest breeds of German hunting dogs.

When Prince Albert married Queen Victoria of England,  he took with with several Dachshunds.

Although the breed is listed under hounds,  they are not, they are terrriers.

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Sadly, the Britrs openly slaughtered Dachshunds in England during WWI to show racist opposition to Germany.
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