There has been a 1,724 percent increase in the breed since 2004, with registrations increasing from 350 to more than 9,000.

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“Sadly, it is seen as an old person’s dog and young people aren’t buying or responsibly breeding the dogs.

It would be incredibly sad to no longer be able to see this charismatic, quintessentially British breed in our streets and parks, in a few generations’ time.

” In total there are 29 breeds on the Kennel Club’s list of vulnerable breeds, including the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, the Irish Red and White Setter and the Sussex Spaniel.

There are four breeds on the 'At Watch’ list, because they number between 300 and 450 registrations, including the English Setter and the Old English Sheepdog.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has been on the At Watch list since 2009, when it first fell below 450 annual Kennel Club registrations.

Whilst many native breeds are declining in popularity, some foreign breeds are reaching new heights.

The French Bulldog, owned by the likes of Jonathan Ross, Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Jackman, has continued to enjoy a rise in popularity, with registrations of the breed increasing by 38 percent since 2013, making it the country’s fourth most popular breed.

That means they are now officially on the Kennel Club Vulnerable Native Breeds list, which includes those native dog breeds with 300 or fewer puppy registrations annually.

The low figure means they have fallen below the minimum number needed to ensure that a breed’s population is sustained properly.