It's coming bone! England players are greeted by portraits of their DOGS mocked up as royalty in their bedrooms at Euro 2024

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England’s Euro 2024 stars have been given a (p)awesome welcome to their accommodation after receiving portraits of their dogs dressed up as royalty to go in their bedrooms for the tournament.

Gareth Southgate’s men touched down in Germany on Monday and have been readying themselves for their opening match against Serbia on Sunday night.

But there has also been time for some more light-hearted moments, and the players have been made to feel right at home thanks to being provided with portraits of their dogs.


England’s official Instagram account posted nine adorable photos of the portraits on Thursday night as they asked fans to pick their ‘favourite’.

Supporters were spoilt for choice, with Conor Gallagher’s Chow Chow first up and wearing a sparkling gold crown.

Conor Gallagher received a portrait of his Chow Chow for his Euro 2024 bedroom
Gallagher often post pictures of himself with his dog on social media

Conor Gallagher received a portrait of his Chow Chow (left) and loves posting his own pictures of himself with his dog on social media (right)

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale also has an adorable Chow Chow as a pet
Ramsdale is set to provide cover for Jordan Pickford at this summer's tournament

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (right) also has an adorable Chow Chow (left) as a pet

Jordan Pickford's Cavapoo was dressed in pink
Pickford first got his cavapoo back in 2016

England’s No1 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (right) has had his Cavapoo (left) since 2016

England captain Harry Kane's Chocolate Labrador appeared wide awake for their portrait
Kane will be hoping to fire England to glory at Euro 2024

England captain Harry Kane’s dog (left) appeared wide awake for their portrait

Lewis Dunk got a portrait of his two Cockapoos
Dunk is at his first major tournament at the age of 32

Lewis Dunk (right) has two Cockapoos (left) who both got their portraits done

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Gallagher took his beloved dog out for a walk with his dancer and model girlfriend Aine May Kennedy during his weekend off after last week’s final pre-tournament friendly against Iceland, prior to joining back up with rest of the England squad.

Next up was Jordan Pickford’s Cavapoo, which he got in 2016, with a pink gown and golden crown. 

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Eberechi Eze’s Shar Pei looked like they fancied a sleep, but captain Harry Kane’s Chocolate Labrador wide awake while dressed in royal attire.

Dunk’s Cockapoos were similarly well-dressed, and the Brighton defender has spoken in the past about how he came up with the names for his pets.

‘My family dog’s named after Drogba,’ he explained. ‘That was down to the whole family, probably my brother more than me. But of course I’m a big Drogba fan.

‘He’s cocker-spaniel cross poodle though, so it doesn’t really suit Drogba!’

Aaron Ramsdale’s Chow Chow – the same as team-mate Gallagher’s – looked just as cute.  

Ramsdale has previously spoken openly about how his Chow Chow has helped him get through some difficult moments in his career.

He told Sky News: ‘It helps so much. We’ve got a little group at football. So me, Rob Holding, and Kieran Tierney have done a few dog walks, which is great.

Eberechi Eze's Shar Pei looked to be drifting off to sleep for their portrait
Eze made the England squad after a brilliant end to the season at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze (right) has a Shar Pei that looked to be drifting off to sleep for their portrait (left)

Dean Henderson got a portrait of his Rottweiler
Henderson has been cutting a relaxed figure in training this week

Dean Henderson (right) has a Rottweiler and got a portrait of his beloved dog (left)

Tom Heaton's German Shepherd got a portrait
Heaton isn't even in the England 26-man squad

Training goalkeeper Tom Heaton (right) got a portrait of his German Shepherd (left)

Anthony Gordon also received a portrait of his dog for the tournament (pictured)
Gordon is set to play in his first major tournament in Germany

Anthony Gordon (right) also received a portrait of his dog (left) for his first major tournament

‘Hardly speak about football when we go on these long walks. But even just myself, if it’s either a street walk, or a park, or a field, you don’t think about much – you’re just out in the open.’

The final three stars to get portraits of their dogs were goalkeepers Dean Henderson and Heaton and winger Anthony Gordon.

The outside of the box idea highlights the relaxed atmosphere in the England camp right now, despite the Three Lions entering Euro 2024 with the favourites’ tag on their back.

Southgate’s side are now putting the finishing touches to their preparations for Sunday’s game, with all 26 players currently in training, including John Stones after a sickness bug and Luke Shaw following a four-month layoff.