I was horrified to read that so many of our traditional dog breeds are now on the endangered list: to be on the list, there have to be fewer than 300 puppies registered with the Kennel Club in the last year.
And this is the list:
Deerhounds, Greyhounds, Otterhounds, Irish Red & White Setters, Clumber Spaniels, Field Spaniels, Irish Water Spaniels, Sussex Spaniels, Miniature Bull Terriers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers, Glen of Imaal Terriers, Irish Terriers, Kerry Blue Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Manchester Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Sealyham Terriers, Skye Terriers, Welsh Terriers, Smooth Collies, Lancashire Heelers, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, English Toy Terriers (Black & Tan).
So stop buying & breeding so many Labradors, Cockers, Springers, Shepherds, Cavaliers and Staffies!
Be a bit more adventurous and go for some of these lovely old breeds before they diet out and we don't have the choice any more!
PS They might not be on the list, but spare a thought for the lovely English Setter...
For more information, check the Kennel Club page at http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/808