So if we add the popularity of Crocs to the rise of pet products, we have a new trend: doggy sandals.From a few days to here, social networks such as TikTok and Instagram have been flooded with images of cute furry dogs wearing these peculiar shoes.
This week, the American Kennel Club (AKC) released its 2019 registry list, which marked a record-breaking popularity streak for the dog breed.The list also revealed the least-popular dog breed of 2019 - the English foxhound - which placed 193rd.
The Queen is a famous fan of corgis (Picture: Rex) The Queen is devoted to her pets and travels with them (Picture: PA)The Kennel Club said the Irish red and white setter had become the most vulnerable of all Britain’s native breeds, with 39 puppy registrations in 2019 – the breed’s lowest figures in 30 years.
They revealed the top 10 dog names from the last year as well as highlighting some of the rising trends for pooches.Naming your pet after celebrities or tv characters has always been popular, and this year, it was Game of Thrones and Love Island that influenced dog naming trends.
Bill Lambert, spokesperson for the Kennel Club, said: ‘People simply forget there are so many different dog breeds, with different personalities and characteristics, and it’s not just the popular, well-known ones that make a great match for our varying lifestyles.
The man who created the world’s first labradoodle has spoken of his regret in creating the popular mixed-breed dog , describing them as “crazy Frankenstein’s monsters” prone to hereditary problems.
A spokesperson said the iconic dog has now been added to its ‘At Watch’ list for the first time, making it among the breeds of dogs of which there are between just 300-450 annual registrations.
French bulldogs have become the UK's top dogs over the past decade but more need rescuing (Image: GETTY) RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said today: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and dachshunds.
It would be very sad to no longer see this historic and much-loved breed in our streets and parks in a few generations’ time.” President George W Bush carries his dog Barney as First Lady Laura Bush holds Miss Beazley (Image: GETTY) Scottie dog is a popular Monopoly playing piece (Image: GETTY) As breeds such as Scotties cause concerns over their continuing decline in popularity, the rise of the French bulldog has created its own worries.
New figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) show only 10 per cent of owners recognised their short-muzzled dog’s breed-related health problems, while 75 per cent were unaware potential issues even existed.