British dog breeds at risk, say Kennel Club

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Native dog breeds such as the English Setter are being pushed towards extinction by the growing popularity of more exotic dogs such as huskies and chihuahuas, new figures suggest.

The setter, once a popular working dog, is one of the country's oldest breeds.

But statistics from the Kennel Club show a two thirds decline in puppy registrations over the last 10 years.

Caroline Kisko, secretary of the Kennel Club said "people are forgetting the real attractions of those old breeds".

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