The Queen’s favourite dog breed is on the brink of extinction – and everyone’s looking suspiciously at Buckingham Palace. There’s only one solution,
It would make for a gripping murder mystery: corgis are dying out at an alarming rate; is the Queen of the UK at the bottom of it?
The Pembroke Welsh corgi has made it on to the vulnerable native breeds list compiled annually by the Kennel Club, the UK’s official canine governing body and dog lobbying group. A mere 274 corgi puppies were registered with the club in 2014, meaning that, for the first time, the breed is considered to be perilously close to extinction.
In the 1960s, the club registered a whopping 9,000 corgi puppies a year, according to its secretary, Caroline Kisko. Since then, she says: “They’ve fallen out of the limelight and out of fashion.”
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