British dog breeds such as the English Setter are being pushed towards extinction by the growing popularity of more exotic dogs such as 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.
The Chihuahua, popularised by celebrity owners like Paris Hilton, saw a 25% increase in registrations last year.
Anchor Marco Werman talks with Caroline Kisko of the UK Kennel Club.