Lockdown has failed to promote rare dog breeds as the surge in popular puppies continues, new research from the Kennel Club has revealed.
While the demand for puppies has risen sharply over the past year, those trying to keep rare and dying dog breeds alive have suffered a “logistical nightmare” due to a lack of public interest and COVID-19 restrictions.
Unfortunately, only five Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppies were registered in July and August last year, while no Glen of Imaal Terriers were registered at all. On the other hand, a whopping 5,642 Labradors and 5,539 French Bulldogs were registered when their demand was booming.
“Lockdown has created logistical problems,” Paul Keevil, founding member of the Kennel Club’s Endangered Breeds Committee, told The Telegraph.
A Dandie Dinmont Terrier
“For me and my Dandie Dinmont, I’d probably have to travel a few hundred miles with a stud dog to find a dog, and then there’s the veterinary follow-up and how do you interview potential owners in lockdown? Logistically it was a nightmare. Most People put everything on hold this year. “
Paul explains that while Lockdown saw fantastic demand for puppies for those keeping rare breeds, it was “a minor disaster”. He said, “They have improved their breeding programs and doubled or even tripled their prices. We are motivated not by profit, but by passion and love for the breed.”
The Kennel Club will release its full dog registration numbers in February.
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