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Pippa Middleton's Cocker Spaniel Looks Like Lupo

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Pippa Middleton was pictured leaving Jane Taylor's London shop with a large hat box. We all suspect  the box holds whatever lovely creation the Duchess's sister intends to wear to little Louis's christening tomorrow at St. James's Palace. 


The picture also sparked a discussion surrounding one of the dogs Pippa was walking. This handsome cocker spaniel looks a lot like Kate's beloved Lupo, but it is not the same dog! James Middleton confirmed to Good Morning America (back in 2014 while Kate was pregnant with Charlotte) that he gave William and Kate a puppy as a wedding gift.  I remember in 2011  that it was said Lupo was one of several pups.


The Middletons have had a cocker spaniel for some years. Her name is Ella and there has been speculation that she is the mother of a number of puppies that have been distributed to the Middleton children. The upshot is that although we are not privy to the exact dog-family-tree, we know that James gave Kate Lupo, and that he has a cocker spaniel, and so does Pippa. We think they are all related in one way or another. 


You might recall this picture of Kate and James walking their spaniels near Kensington Palace. Double siblings?


I did read once that James dog-sat for the Cambridges while they were away on holiday, but those situations aside, if you see James Middleton, James Matthews or Pippa Middleton Matthews, or Kate walking a cocker spaniel, odds are the dogs belong to the respective human. ;) 

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for that interesting tidbit, Jane! I would love to know what each of the pups’ names are ;) The Middleton family appear very close & it’s cute that they have a dog sibling each. Pippa’s been looking fantastic lately; I think pregnancy suits her! Can’t wait to see her & her husband at Louis’s christening.

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    1. I think I recall that Pippa's dog is named Rafa but I could be mistaken.

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    2. Thanks, Alexandra. Now I just need to find out what James’ pup is called :) Lupo & Rafa sound like very cool names for dogs!

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  2. Pippa's baby bump is so cute and I love that they all have matching dogs. That photo of William giving Lupo a kiss is one of my favorites! Looking forward to the Christening tomorrow!

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    1. That is my fave photo, also :)

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  3. Yes, I think it is a dog/family thing. I can't imagine any of my family having anything but labradors. And, I agree, Pippa looks amazing.

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  4. Is there anything the Middleton’s don’t do?! They breed beautiful dogs too!

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  5. Cute tidbit! How does she shop with a dog? Do they let dogs in stores in England?

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  6. Apparently dogs aren't always allowed in stores. It wasn't that long ago Pippa was asked to leave a store because her dog was with her.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pregnant-pippa-middleton-asked-leave-12409990

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  7. Since Lupo was a present from James, it doesn't make sense to me that the pup came from a litter belonging to Carol and Michael's dog. I am guessing that Lupo was part of a litter belonging to James' dog. So, that might mean that photo of Kate and James w their dogs shows Lupo with his parent.

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  8. There have to be two dogs in that photo, right?

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    1. I believe they also have a black Labrador.
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  9. Thanks Jane for a delightful article.we all love our dogs ! we have a darling mini schnauzer name Stella? She is 12 & sadly she is now blind. So adore the photo of William holding Lumi & giving a kiss! It’s so identifying that we all love our dogs. Pippa looks so cute in everything she wears & so cute to see her with her pups! Love her style.

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