Extinction of the Pure Bred Canine Species

The Following AKC Recognized Breeds are endanger of extinction.early art dog


Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Sheepdogs

Retrievers (Flat-Coated)

Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens

Bedlington Terriers

Spaniels (Welsh Springer)

Wirehaired pointing Griffons


Spaniels (American Water)


Spaniels (Clumber)

Black and Tan Coonhounds

Anatolian Shepherds


Polish Lowland Sheepdogs

Miniature Bull Terriers


Spinone Italiano

Finnish Spitz

Scottish Deerhounds

Retrievers (Curly-Coated)


Canaan Dogs

Spaniels (Field)

Spaniels ( Irish Water)


Sealyham Terriers

Skye Terriers

Pharaoh Hounds

German Pinschers

Spaniels (Sussex)

Dandie Dinmont Terriers

Ibizan Hounds


Foxhounds (American)



Foxhounds (English)




























This page is devoted to an examination of the problems facing pure bred dogs today and a discussion of possible solutions to the problems.



Breed Extinction  

A Healthier Future for Pedigree Dogs

Although Purebred Dogs Can Be Best in Show, Are They Worst in Health?

Analysis of the canine genome and canine health: A commentary


Are Pure-Bred Dog and Pedigreed Cat Breeds Endangered?

Breed Dilemmas and Extinction


Comparative Analysis of Genome Diversity in Bullmastiff Dogs

Dog Breeds Vulnerable to Extinction in the United States

Flourishing dogs: the case for an individualized conception of welfare and its implications

Founder's Effect


Four things puppy buyers need to know about health, disability and racism in the world of purebred dog breeding

Future Dog Breeding for Gene Soundness

Genetic variability in Bracco Italiano dog breed assessed by pedigree data

Pedigree Dogs Exposed


Purebred Dogs and Canine Wellbeing

The Pox of the Popular Sire

History and Structure of the Closed Pedigreed Population of Icelandic Sheepdogs Islandic Sheepdog



The Queen's Corgis and Other Breeds at Risk of Extinction

The Origin and Consequences of Canine Eugenics


Trends in genetic diversity for all Kennel Club registered pedigree dog breeds

Westminster Eugenics Show

Why Breeding Pedigree Dogs is just another name for Eugenics This is an a chapter from Michael Brandlow's book "A Matter of Breeding: A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best Friend." You can get the book through Amazon.





A Gathering Storm Bring New Measures

A Proposal To Stop Breeding Dogs

The Politics of Dogs: Criticism of Policies of AKC

We're Breeding Dogs to Death


Rebuilding Breeds  

1. Landrace vs. Purebred Scotch ColliesLand Race Collie








 A scheme of the outcrossing project of the Norwegian Lundehund to increase genetic diversityLundehund

 International Outcross Programme Irish Red and White Setters and Irish Red Setters

Irish Red and White SetterIrish Setter


Wetterhoun Outcross ProgramWetterhoun

(You will need to translate this page from Dutch to English)


The Politics of Showing Dogs

An Ugly Truth - Dog Show Politics

The Dog Show Game ? Telling It Like It Is