English Dogs in Decline

Some say "celebrity dogs" led to unpopularity of traditional English breeds.

Purebreds in Danger?

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Dandie Dinmont Terriers: This teeny-tiny breed was developed in the 17th century and is the only breed to be named after a character in fiction (From "Guy Mannering," by Sir Walter Scott). Currently, the breed is among the most endangered of all pedigree dogs.

"Harry" a Dandie Dinmont Terrier is seen here during the 131st Westminster Kennel Club Dog show at Madison Square Garden. Harry won best of breed and is co-owned by comedian Bill Cosby. (Jason Szenes/Newscom)

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