Dog Breeds Facing Extinction

Discover the fascinating yet alarming reality of dog breeds that are on the brink of extinction. Learn about their unique traits and the reasons behind their declining numbers.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Once a popular herding dog in Britain, now facing extinction with only about 300 registered in 2013-2014.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Skilled rodent hunters, these terriers are now rare due to breeding challenges during World Wars.

Scottish Deerhound

A noble deer hunter in Scotland's history, now endangered due to exclusive ownership and limited breeding.

Smooth Fox Terrier

Known as the ‘gentleman of the terrier world’, facing a 97% drop in registrations since 1926.

Gordon Setter

Originating from Scotland, this bird hunting breed has seen a 60% drop in registrations in the US.

Irish Red and White Setter

Once the preferred gundog of Irish aristocrats, now a Vulnerable Native Breed in the UK.

Irish Water Spaniel

Known for its curly coat and ‘rat tail’, declining due to changing environments and hunting styles.


The UK’s most endangered native dog breed, originally bred for otter hunting.

Skye Terrier

Once a pest control breed and a favorite among nobility, now suffering from a hereditary form of hepatitis.

Welsh Terrier

A breed full of energy and spirit, the Welsh Terrier's declining numbers are a cause for concern among enthusiasts.


Known for their incredible sense of smell, Bloodhounds are now ironically struggling to leave a lasting mark.

Old English Sheepdog

Iconic for their shaggy coat and amiable nature, the Old English Sheepdog's popularity is sadly not enough for its survival.


The Bullmastiff, a perfect blend of strength and gentleness, is facing a decline, overshadowed by other large breeds.

Glen of Imaal Terrier

A rare gem from Ireland, the Glen of Imaal Terrier's small size belies its big heart and courage.