SOME BREEDS MORE PRONE TO EXTINCTION THAN OTHERS.




With the growing popularity of more exotic dogs such as the Chihuahua and Husky, new studies have shown that native dog breeds such as the English setter, are now more prone to extinction than ever before.

CRUFTS  ENGLISH SETTER GUNDOG GROUP- 2012

The Chihuahua saw a 25% increase in puppy registrations in 2011.

Meanwhile the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is still popular in the UK due to the Queen being an avid Corgi parent herself.

Celebrities and culture play a big part in our choice of dogs.

According to research, the gaining popularity of Huskies has the English Setter overlooked, and English Setter breeders are saying that families that were buying setters before ,are now opting for the Husky making this breed more vulnerable to extinction.

OTHER ENDANGERED BREEDS

Otterhound– only 600 of these dogs remain worldwide.

Dandie Dinmont terrier

Skye terrier

 

Many of the Uk’s native breeds are being replaced with exotic breeds such as the Afghan hound, but because  many new dog parents do not have all the knowledge  pertaining to exotic breeds , many end up in shelters. The Afghan needs 2 hours of exercise a day and grooming every single day. According to 2009-2010 studies, 43% of all Uk registered Afghan’s ended up in shelters.

Good news for the Welsh Corgi is that the impact of the Royal wedding increased registrations by 134% in 2011.

Claudia Bensimoun.

Canine Freelancer

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