Two of Britain's most iconic dog breeds have been added to an endangered list amid a reduction in the number of new puppies.
The old English sheepdog, famously used to advertise Dulux paint, has been added to a 'watchlist', reports The Sunday Times, after just 316 of its puppies were registered with the Kennel Club in 2012.
'When the Dulux adverts originally came out we were inundated. They were very popular but their popularity has dwindled,' breeder Sharon Tolliday said.
She cited 'a misapprehension that the breed is high maintenance' for accelerating the dog's fading favour.
Also listed for its 'serious risk of extinction' is the pembroke Welsh corgi, favoured by the Queen.