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Have brachy breeds fallen out of fashion?

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By Kathryn Clark

(Clockwise from left) Kennel Club registrations for miniature smooth-haired dachshunds are on the rise, while those for pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs have decreased

Registrations of pug puppies fell by 31 per cent in the first six months of this year, according to new figures from the Kennel Club.

The club’s statistics for January to June 2019 recorded 3497 pug puppy registrations, down from 5061 for the first six months of 2018. Registrations of bulldogs fell by 7 per cent (from 5054 to 4719) and French bulldogs by 8 per cent (from 17,061 to 15,785) in the same timeframe.

Instead, miniature smooth-haired dachshunds seem to be increasing in popularity. Registrations of puppies of this breed increased by 23 per cent in comparison with …

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