One of Britain’s most recognisable breeds is thriving once again

One of Britain’s most recognisable breeds is thriving once again

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 20th April 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

One of Britain’s most recognisable breeds is thriving once again

You may recognise the famous ‘Dulux’ dogs

Good news! The Old English Sheepdog, one of Britain’s most recognisable breeds, is no longer at risk of extinction following an increase of 66% in puppy registrations last year.

The shaggy white breed, famously known as the ‘Dulux dog’, moved to the Vulnerable Native Breeds list in 2020 after falling below 300 annual puppy registrations, but has now seen a significant surge in registrations far exceeding the national average.

In further good news, a total of 22 vulnerable breeds saw a popularity boost over the last year, with an overall increase of 44% — higher than the national average of 39% per cent. While many Brits still choose ‘popular’ breeds, this research shows that more people are starting to look beyond well-known choices when choosing a dog to suit their lifestyle.

As well as the iconic Old English Sheepdog, other pups that are doing particularly well include the small Skye Terrier and English Setters — a breed which saw its popularity more than double in 2021.

“We are delighted to see that so many of our vulnerable native breeds saw a boost in popularity over the past year, indicating that many puppy buyers were resisting the urge to go for the most obvious and fashionable choices and instead using lockdown to properly research the full range of breeds and select the best fit for their lifestyle,” Bill Lambert, spokesperson for The Kennel Club, says.

“We have such a wide variety of pedigree breeds in this country, each with completely different characteristics, so it is encouraging to see so much diversity amongst those that are increasing in popularity, from the large English Setter to the small Skye Terrier, and of course the iconic Old English Sheepdog.”

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TURN…TURN…TURN!

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