Dog Breeds Losing Popularity in 2019
January 5, 2019
This article will cover the ten breeds which have seen the most drastic drops in popularity in 2018, which is likely to carry through to 2018. It can be easy to feel a little sad for some breeds to take such a nosedive in popularity. But, remember, this ultimately may be a good thing, with so much focus and attention on the congenital health issues of certain breeds it’s about time potential owners started to heed warnings from vets.
- Canaan Dogs
Ever heard of them? Not many people have heard of one of the most ancient breeds in the world, even though it is still the national dog of Israel which was used by farmers and shepherds as a herding dog.
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Despite the Pekingese breed appearing as cute and cuddly as other lapdogs such as French Bulldogs and Pugs, they aren’t great around small children and can be rather aggressive. Yet, aesthetically they’re as cute as ever with their long mane of hair.
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The small yet muscular dogs were originally bred to work in the Belgian dockyards as guard dogs. However, considering that the position of dockland guard dog doesn’t come up all too often their popularity has seen a declined. They don’t make an ideal family pet due to their tendency to bark a lot.
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- Miniature Pinschers
In 1998 the Miniature Pinschers enjoyed the height of their popularity as they ranked number 16 on the most popular dog breed list in the US. The small dog had plenty of personality, who knows? Maybe it was just too much for some owners.
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- American Water Spaniels
As you can imagine, given the name they’re excellent swimmers and used by hunters who may have to take the hunt into the waters. With the American Water Spaniels their decline in popularity is due to how rare the breed has become.
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- Scottish Deerhounds
Scottish Deerhounds have never been all to easy to get your hands on, but in 2018, it became harder than ever. The breed is one of the tallest purebreds and can weigh up to 110 pounds, so perhaps that had a little to do with the decline in their popularity. There aren’t many people who could keep the gentle giant in check, especially if they encounter a cat on their travels.
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- American Foxhounds
There are some drops in popularity that may go unexplained, yet in the case of the American Foxhound, the reason for the decline in the popularity is fairly obvious. They require excessive amounts of exercise in comparison to most American family pets and they also have a tendency to be loud and stubborn.
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The Kuvaszok has always been a rare breed, yet, during World War 2 it was almost brought to extinction. Even though it has a Turkish name, the dog originally came from Tibet.
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- Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens
Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens are also referred to as PBGV, the French short-legged breed’s popularity has been in decline for years, but in 2018 the breed saw one of the most drastic drops yet. The breed is now fairly rare and it looks unlikely that it will see any rise in popularity any time soon.
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- Lhasa Apsos
The Lhasa Apsos breed is an expensive breed to keep due to their very particular dietary requirements. They were originally bred for aristocratic standards which also means that even know they come with requirements that may require you to be aristocratic to meet!
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