Lifestyle Pets Princes William & Harry's Animal Instincts The young princes have spent their lifetimes loving and helping the world's creatures By Kate Hogan Published on July 16, 2010 04:06 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 14 LUCKY DOG Kirsty Wigglesworth/Abaca Who’s cuter: The Prince or the pup? Prince Harry visits the Canine Partners Training Centre in Midhurst, England, on July 13, cradling service dogs-in-training and meeting with several people who rely on the animals to help them with daily tasks. 02 of 14 DOGGONE IT Chris Jackson/Getty It’s puppy love! Harry goes nose-to-nose with a super-cute pooch during a visit to a children’s education center in Semonkong, Lesotho, on June 16. The 25-year-old has a natural fondness for dogs: His grandmother and great-grandmother both raised Corgis. 03 of 14 SLIPPERY SITUATION Chris Jackson/Getty Watch out, boys! A wily snake puts the squeeze on Harry and Prince William at the Mokolodi Education Centre in Gaborone, Botswana, on June 15. The Princes stopped at the facility during a charitable tour through Africa. 04 of 14 HITS THE SPOT Anthony Devlin/Abaca Who needs to earn stripes, when you can earn spots instead? William and Harry take a chance on a cheetah, petting the fierce creature during their Mokolodi Nature Reserve visit. 05 of 14 TAKE A LEAP Rex USA Frog, what frog? During a video shoot for the Prince’s Rainforest Project – run by dad Prince Charles – the boys share some screentime with an extra-large animated frog. 06 of 14 WOOL WORKS Tim Ockenden/Abaca What would Kate say? William cozies up to a slightly confused sheep during a visit to the Duchy Home Farm in Gloucestershire, England. 07 of 14 FEEDING FRENZY David Hartley/Rex USA Dinnertime! William gets down and dirty with some pigs on May 29, 2004, while working on the Duchy Home Farm. 08 of 14 SPIKED OUT Greg Wood/Getty Why the face? During a trip to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on Sept. 23, 2003, Harry gets his hands on Spinke, a friendly echidna. 09 of 14 TOUCH AND GO Tim Graham/Getty Working as a cowboy at a cattle ranch in Tooloombilla, Australia, Harry spends some time with a majestic horse named Guardsman. The Prince has a good relationship with horses, given his extensive polo career. 10 of 14 SEEING DOUBLE Kristy Wigglesworth/Getty Who’s more excited: The dogs, or the Prince? Harry takes a few minutes to unwind in the halls of Eton College, his alma mater, with housemaster Andrew Gailey’s pups Rosie and Jenny on May 12, 2003. 11 of 14 MAN'S BEST FRIEND Tim Graham/Getty When you’re in line to be the next King of England – talk about stress! – sometimes you just want a moment along with your dog. A younger William takes just that while at the Balmoral Castle Estate in England. 12 of 14 DEFINING MOMENT Anwar Hussein/Getty The Princes’ love affair with horses started at a young age, and continues today. In fact, the brothers were devastated when their polo pony Drizzle passed away early last month. 13 of 14 STARTING YOUNG Tim Graham/Getty Was it love at first ride? A young Harry saddles up on his pony Smokey while with family in the western town of Tetbury, England. 14 of 14 DOG DAYS Mike Forster/Rex Ahh, sibling rivalry. William and Harry fight for the affection of one very lucky pup in a photo from August of 1987, taken on the Majorca island of Spain.