Future of Scottie dogs at risk as breed is classed as vulnerable

It is a beloved breed, featuring in everything from Radley handbags to a Monopoly piece, but the future of the Scottish Terrier looks bleak.The Kennel Club has warned that “Scottie dogs” are falling out of fashion in favour of other breeds.The breed is now on an official “watch list” compiled by the dog welfare organisation, after puppy registrations  last year fell 12 below the 450 threshold.As other breeds soar in popularity, the number of registered has declined by 38 per cent in the past five years, according to new figures released by the Kennel Club.British dog breeds are not as in demand as they were in the past, and of the 57 native breeds, 29 are now deemed “vulnerable”, with nine more at watch, and The Kennel Club has launched a “Save British Dog Breeds”campaign to reverse the decline.Those now classed as vulnerable, meaning they have fewer than 300 new registrations in a year, include the bearded collie and the Irish wolfhound.Instead, other breeds such as the French Bulldog, which is now the UK’s most popular dog, are in fashion. The French Bulldog is now the UK's most popular dog The French Bulldog is now the UK’s most popular dogCredit: Moment RF Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko said: “There were just 24 vulnerable breeds and seven at watch a decade ago. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more