According to research conducted by the Kennel Club, the Pointer is facing a risk of extinction. The gun dog is known to be energetic, independent, and strong-willed. They also make for a great family pet because of their patience and tolerance. The name Pointer was derived from their pose when they get the scent of the prey.
The British pet owners are now preferring international breeds like Chow Chow, Shiba Inu, Pomeranian, and Dachshund. The Labrador, Boxer, Border Terriers to stay on the favorite list. Corgis are the new addition to the favored list after the popularity of the television series Crown.
Research data by the Kennel Club show if the decline rate in Pointer adoption continues then the breed would see just 436 registrations by the year-end. The decline would mean the breed to the enter ‘At Watch’ list of the Kennel Club for the first time. To protect the local British and Irish Breeds, kennel Club is encouraging to choose local breeds over international breeds fro adoption.
The Kennel Club offers the ‘Find A Breed’ service for potential dog owners that will help match the breed to the dog owner depending on their lifestyles. The questionnaire includes questions related to grooming, exercise, whether you live in a country or a town, and finally if you are interested in adopting a Vulnerable Native Breed. The Club’s website defines the Vulnerable Native Breed as, ‘Breeds of British and Irish origin who are considered to be vulnerable i.e. those whose numbers are declining and whose status within the world of dogs has diminished over a number of years.’
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