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Scottie dog numbers fall to new low

The Scottish terrier has entered the Kennel Club’s list of ‘at watch’ dog breeds for the first time.

The breed has declined by 38 per cent in the past five years and only 438 dogs were registered with the Kennel Club in 2018, according to new registration statistics.

British and Irish breeds with fewer than 300 puppy registrations per year are entered onto the vulnerable breeds list and those with 300 to 450 registrations are closely monitored and put …

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