Tuesday 23 January 2018

More interest shown in Queen's dogs

The Queen's favourite dog breed, corgis, are seeing an increase in interest in the Jubilee year
The Queen's favourite dog breed, corgis, are seeing an increase in interest in the Jubilee year

The Queen's favourite dog has seen a boost in popularity in the Diamond Jubilee year, according to the Kennel Club.

An increasing number of people are showing an interest in corgi breeds after a long period of "worrying decline", the organisation said.

The number of people looking for Pembroke Welsh corgi puppies, the Queen's favourite breed, has increased by more than a third (37%) in the past four months, statistics from the Find a Puppy website show.

A total of 5,783 people have searched for the dog on the website, which details breeds for sale across the country, since the beginning of the year.

There has also been a 10% increase in the number of Pembroke Welsh corgi puppies registered with the Kennel Club in the first three months of 2012, compared with the same time last year.

Searches for the Cardigan Welsh corgi, an endangered breed which is cousin to the Queen's Pembroke Welsh corgis, on the Find a Puppy website have soared by 59% in the first four months of 2012 compared with the last four months of last year.

In total, 2231 people have searched for Cardigan Welsh corgi puppies.

The breed is one of 29 native dogs considered vulnerable to disappearing because fewer than 300 puppies are registered a year.

But puppy registrations for Cardigan Welsh corgis have increased, with 17 new dogs registered in the first quarter of the year, compared with 10 for the same period in 2011.

Last year the breed topped the 100-mark for the first time in a decade, with 108 puppies registered.

Press Association

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