All the breeds below have
been placed on the vulnerable breeds list at the Kennel Club due
to the low number of pure bred puppies being registered.
The list is surprising and I'm sorry to see dogs such as the
smooth haired fox terrier and the manchester terrier in decline.
A well shaped agility dog should start with legs, eyes, a tail
and a nose and some of the breeds below have all of these.
One doesn't have to chop a dog's tail off these days and in
agility it helps with balance.
The Kennel Club hasn't
updated this list since 2005 but they do have the breed
standards of each of these vulnerable breeds along with a very
An Introduction to the Vulnerable Native Breeds