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The Old English Sheepdog is one of seven critically endangered dog breeds, with registration numbers for the famous breed falling to their lowest level in 60 years.
The iconic “Dulux” dog, one of the UK’s most famous breeds, was first classified as Endangered by the Kennel Club and received only 227 puppy registrations in 2020. Despite the boom in puppy numbers last year, this is the lowest number of annual puppy registrations for the breed since 1961.
“The Old English Sheepdog is such a historic and iconic breed, but they have rarely been seen out and about in recent years, so the fact that they are now officially an endangered breed is very worrying,” said Bill Lambert, spokesman for the Kennel Club said.
“Probably the numbers have declined over the years due to lifestyle changes, as they require a lot of maintenance and exercise and are not suitable for smaller living spaces. However, it is a breed that is loyal and trustworthy with an even disposition to the correct.” Can turn owners into lovable family pets. “
Elsewhere in their research, the canine charity found that native breeds also hit record lows in 2020, including the Otterhound, Skye Terrier, Bloodhound and English composer. Unfortunately both are Norfolk Terrier and Cairn Terrier, were added to the ‘At Watch’ list for the first time.
The Cairn Terrier is also endangered
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In some good news, the breeds on the way up are Whippet, Cocker Spaniel, Bull Terrier, Weimaraner, German Wirehaired Pointer, and the German Shorthaired Pointer, which made it into the top 20 overall breeds. According to the charity, these larger breeds are believed to have gained in popularity as more and more Britons traded city life for country life.
“The nation has seen a tremendous collective lifestyle change over the past year and, of course, many are either first time dog owners or are currently planning to buy one,” adds Bill.
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“With some people now choosing to move from our cities to more rural areas, there is still hope for some of our larger and more vulnerable races, so we urge the British public to learn more about the lesser-known races, especially those who who are threatened with disappearing in order to get a dog that really suits them. “
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