Britain’s Famous Dog Breeds In Danger Of Disappearing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some of Britain’s most famous dog breeds are in danger of disappearing.

Dog breeding experts in England say that lifestyle and cultural changes are phasing out some iconic dogs.

That includes Queen Elizabeth’s favorite – the Welsh Corgi.

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Owners and experts say people are now opting for smaller breeds for several reasons.

“You don’t have houses as big, you don’t have yards as big. Unless you’re near open countryside where you can go, it’s very difficult. It’s a shame,” said Jo Franks, who owns a bloodhound.

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“People are very much influenced by what they see. More and more often they are seeing celebrities with a particular breed of dog,” said Caroline Kisko, a spokeswoman for the UK Kennel Club.

Some owners with at-risk breeds are now looking for solutions, like creating dog DNA banks or financial incentives for breeding.

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  1. animalandpeoplelover says:

    I don’t really believe the narrative here, as breeding specialized dogs in particular is an avocation that goes beyond just breeding for resale. I think it’s more that there has been a long-time attack on purebreds in Britain (just like in the U.S.), and dog breeders are getting out rather than face the increasingly nasty and even violent actions by anti-breeders, including the R$PCA, which has MUCH MORE authority to persecute animal owners than the respective anti-breeding organizations in the U.S.

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