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Vulnerable breeds make a comeback

The UK Kennel Club is celebrating as some vulnerable native breeds – the English Toy Terrier, Glen of Imaal Terrier, King Charles Spaniel and Irish Water Spaniel – have all seen a significant rise in registrations in the first half of this year. 
    English Toy Terrier registrations have almost doubled in the first half of 2012, rising from 37 to 72; there have been 35 Glen of Imaal puppies registered in 2012 so far, compared to just seven in the first six months of last year; and King Charles Spaniel registrations have increased by almost half – up to 133 from 90.
    However, some breeds have sadly continued to decline in numbers, such as the English Setter, Kerry Blue Terrier and Clumber Spaniel.