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US News The classic British dog breed in danger of dying out as pet owners chose 'fashionable' European breeds

17:55  18 november  2019
17:55  18 november  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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a dog standing on grass: Numbers of the English Pointer, an old favourite, show that new registrations have dropped to historic lows and the classic family dog is now at risk of extinction. (The Dog Kennel Club) © Provided by Oath Inc. Numbers of the English Pointer, an old favourite, show that new registrations have dropped to historic lows and the classic family dog is now at risk of extinction. (The Dog Kennel Club)

Britain's oldest dog breeds are dying out as popularity has waned in favour of the more 'fashionable' Continental breeds like the Labrador.

Several historic native British breeds like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Boxer and the Border Terrier have all been taken out of the UK's top ten dogs, according to data released by dog welfare organisation the Kennel Club.

Numbers of the English Pointer, an old favourite, show that new registrations have dropped to historic lows and the classic family dog is now at risk of extinction.

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Taking the top spot, the Labrador, has reclaimed the throne as Britain’s top dog following the short reign of the à la mode French Bulldog.

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Small breeds have also grown in popularity because they are seen as easier to handle in a city environment than say the Pointer, which has boundless energy and a love of exercise, earning them a reputation offing difficult to handle.

However, shifts over the last five years indicate continental dog breeds certainly are the ever more popular choice with UK dog owners.

Of the ten breeds which have risen the quickest in popularity since 2015, nine are of foreign.

This compares to just one historically native breed, the Welsh Corgi, a favourite of the Queen's after first falling in love with the breed in 1933 when her father, King George VI, brought home a corgi for Elizabeth and Margaret.

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Among the top breeds are the small European breeds like the German Dachshund, the Miniature Schnauzer (both of German descent), Pomeranian, the fluffy Chow Chow from China and the Japanese Shiba Inu.

Ten years ago, the UK’s favourite breeds were iconic British favourites such as the West Highland White Terrier, Boxer, Staffie and Border Terrier.

While dogs from across the globe are increasing in popularity, one of Britain’s oldest native dog breeds, the Pointer, has for the first time become at risk of extinction.

Tracing back to the 17th century, the Pointer is set to number only around 436 registrations by the end of the year if its rate of decline continues, which could see it move for the first time ever into the Kennel Club’s ‘At Watch’ list.

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The British breed has seen a 23 per cent fall in registrations so far this year compared to the same period in 2018.

This list is maintained so that those breeds that number between 300 and 450 registrations annually, and are at risk of disappearing in the future, can be closely monitored.

In total 16 vulnerable native breeds have declined so far this year, compared to 13 which have increased.

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Bill Lambert, spokesperson for the Kennel Club, said: "These latest figures show that whilst some historic native breeds like the Corgi are having a revival, others continue to fall rapidly in popularity and are genuinely at risk of disappearing.

"While we’re lucky to have such diversity amongst our canine companions, it is worrying that old favourites like the Pointer and Parson Russell Terrier are dropping in numbers to historical lows.

“We urge people to make sure they understand the breed and its characteristics before they make a decision to buy or rescue a dog, and to spend time researching the wide variety of breeds we are lucky to have in this country, to make sure they get the right one for them.

The impact of celebrity may have had a positive effect on at least one vulnerable native breed, the Sussex Spaniel, which has experienced a burst in popularity this year compared to the same period in 2018, with registrations increasing by 56 per cent. This is a huge contrast to last year, where the Sussex Spaniel was the most vulnerable breed in the UK with just 34 puppies registered with the Kennel Club.

It is thought the high profile of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are known to be dog lovers, has seen a rise in demand for this breed.

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