Endangered corgi breeds surge in popularity

Wednesday, 16th May 2012

The number of people looking to buy endangered Corgi breeds has risen dramatically ahead of the Queen's Jubilee this year.

Over recent years, the popularity of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has declined, so recent figures that show more people buying them are reassuring.

The Kennel Club's Find A Puppy statistics show the number of people searching for Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies has increased by 37 per cent in the first four months of this year.

Searches for Cardigan Welsh Corgis have increased by 59 per cent during this time period.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club secretary, said: "Sadly dog breeds go in and out of fashion, so after a long period of worrying decline for the Corgi breeds it is reassuring to see an increase in numbers.

"It is a wonderful tribute to the Queen that the popularity of her chosen breed and its cousin ... has increased in her Diamond Jubilee year."

She added that the internet had also helped people to research less obvious breeds that will suit people’s lifestyles.

Other breeds that the Kennel Club is concerned about are the Foxhound and the Otterhound, as there were no puppies registered from these breeds in the first quarter of 2012.