While some domestic breeds have seen their popularity soar over lockdown, others are heading towards extinction in the UK.

Dogs On The Brink 2022: Here are the 10 native breeds of adorable dog most at risk of extinction in Britain - including Greyfriars Bobby breed ๐Ÿ•

Dog ownership may have rocketed during the covid lockdowns, but these native breeds of pup are struggling to survive.

Many of us welcomed new puppies to our families over the last two years, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership soar over the global pandemic.

But the growing popularity of imported breeds like the French Bull Dog mean that some of the UKโ€™s formerly well-established native breeds are dwindling towards extinction on these shores.

A total of 32 breeds are now โ€˜considered vulnerableโ€™ by the Kennel Club, having fallen below 300 annual registrations. including such previously-popular pups as the King Charles Spaniel and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

Even the Skye Terrier, the breed famous for loyalty and typified by Edinburghโ€™s Greyfriar's Bobby, is at risk.

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Kennel Club Secretary, Caroline Kisko, said: โ€œWe could lose even more of our most iconic and historic native dog breeds if people donโ€™t look beyond the most obvious choices and start to explore the huge diversity of breeds weโ€™re lucky enough to have in this country.โ€

So, if youโ€™d like to help one of the UK's struggling breeds, opt for one of these instead of the usual Labrador Retriever or Springer Spaniel.

Here are the 10 most at risk breeds of dog in the UK.

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