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‘Fashionable’ dogs on the rise for the RSPCA

In the past three years, the RSPCA has seen a 517 per cent increase in the number of French bulldogs coming into its kennels.

During this time, the charity has also seen a rise in other ‘fashionable’ breeds, such as dachshunds and Chihuahuas, and ‘designer’ crossbreeds.

In 2016, the RSPCA’s 17 national animal centres rescued no dachshunds, yet last year they took in 28. The number of rescued Chihuahuas also rose from 23 to 96.

However, the number of dogs coming into its centres overall has decreased, from 5640 in 2016 to 5056 last year. The number of Staffordshire bull terriers has also …

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