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Vulnerable Breeds Registration

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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 good article An Introduction to the Vulnerable Native Breeds

 

Vulnerable Breeds Kennel Club Registration Figures for 1996 and 2005 - Compiled 5/07/06

Breed

1996

2005

Cardigan Welsh Corgis

95

77

Clumber Spaniels

142

192

Curly Coated Retrievers

100

82

Dandie Dinmont Terriers

153

149

Deerhounds

300

264

English Toy Terriers Black & Tan

61

103

Field Spaniels

134

86

Glen of Imaal Terriers

89

45

Greyhounds

57

49

Irish Red & White Setters

205

120

Irish Terriers

201

270

Irish Water Spaniels 

164

106

Kerry Blue Terriers

218

277

Lakeland Terriers

314

330

Lancashire Heelers

167

166

Manchester Terriers

111

140

Norwich Terriers

164

131

Otterhounds

33

50

Skye Terriers

91

30

Sealyham Terriers

111

58

Smooth Collies

76

72

Smooth Fox Terriers

204

212

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

309

321

Sussex Spaniels

100

77

Welsh Terriers

304

326

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