Wondering if Beyonce has a pet? Does the superstar pop icon, actress, and model have a pet to share her luxury lifestyle with?
Yes, Beyonce Knowles has a dog, it’s a Shih Tzu named Munchie. In 2004 Beyonce introduced Munchie to the rest of the world, a Christmas gift from her cousin Angie. Beyonce is not a stranger to animals. She grew up in a house filled with pets such as dogs, fish, parrots, a rabbit, and a snake.
Celebrities these days use their pets as an extension of their brand and garner more followers on social media. Dogs are man’s best friend, with their endless love and unending loyalty; everyone likes to spoil them. Some dogs have quickly become celebrities like their owners. Find out more about Beyonce’s Shih Tzu dog munchie.
Beyonce’s Shih Tzu Dog
The name Shih Tzu means ‘little lion’, it’s one of the toy breeds, a small dog with a great personality and full of love. They are bred solely for companionship and are great pets for a family with children. Shi Tzu adapts well to apartment living and is great for novice dog owners. It is a dog with long fur that tends to shed and or matt; therefore, it needs frequent grooming. A Shih Tzu is an intelligent breed that is easy to train and are known for their long life span.
Since Munchie is Beyonce’s dog, and the rich and famous are known to pamper their furry friends. Celebrity pets often enjoy the following things.
Gourmet and Organic Diet
Forget commercial ready-made packaged dog food from the stores; celebrity pets enjoy the same meals as their owners. Only a gourmet meal prepared by the family chef will do for these pets. The queen reportedly has gourmet food cooked daily for her beloved pet.
Some Celebrity dogs have their own proper mini doggie mansion with a custom design that has air conditioning, designer furniture, a tile roof, and wrought iron railings in the design. Some of the most expensive mini-mansion costs upwards of $325,000.
Some of the rich and famous have set up trust funds for their pets to ensure that their pets are catered for after their demise. Oprah has set aside $30 million for her dogs and her menagerie.
Celebrity pets are not left behind career-wise. Some have profitable careers in modeling. Choupette is a wealthy cat in her own right, having modeled in two different campaigns earning her 3 million euros.
A recent trend among the rich and the famous is to send their furbabies for a doggie vacation. Staying in a kennel while the family heads off to a destination vacation is no longer an option for them as they want their pet to have an enjoyable and pampered vacation with other dog friends. A company in England specializing in one-of-a-kind luxury experiences has unveiled the “Most Spectacular Luxury Dog Holiday” package for one and only one very pampered pup for $73,000.
Luxury Dog Spas
If, by any chance, Beyonce does not do all the above, then without a doubt, Munchie goes to a luxury dog spa for A-lister treatment to maintain the shiny and beautiful fur. Celebrities such as Mariah Carey reportedly spend up to $28,000 a year on grooming.
Social Media Following
Celebrity pets have thousands of followers on social media set up by their celebrity owners to document their lives. Kylie Jenner’s dogs Norman and Bambi appeared in the selfie queen’s photos on Instagram so often that she went ahead and made them their very own account, which now has more than 465k followers. Beyonce and her fur baby keep a low profile. We hope that she opens an Instagram account for Munchie.