English Dogs in Decline

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

Purebreds in Danger?

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Irish Water Spaniels: This breed of dog is the largest and one of the oldest of Spaniels. While the precise origin of this Spaniel is still unknown, many believe that it is either a cross between a Poodle and an Irish Setter or a Poodle and a Curly Coated Retriever.

In this photo, Woods, an Irish Water Spaniel, poses with his owner Martyn Ford after winning the Puppy of the Year in London in 2004. (Adrian DENNIS/AP/Newscom)

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