25 January 2012
Last updated at 16:41
BBC News website readers have been sending in their photos of UK native dog breeds that have been listed as vulnerable to extinction. Topaz is a three-year-old Sussex Spaniel owned by breeder Sheila Appleby. She says they are "a breed never to be forgotten."
Ravensett Dark Heritage, known as Bandit because of his black mask, is Penny Hudson's English Setter. Penny says she's "really surprised and a bit upset" to hear the breed is at risk. "I feel like I should get another one."
Juliet Hill: "Our much loved family pet an Otterhound called Dexter. I do not understand why this breed is in such decline. Perhaps people wrongly believe they don't make good pets. I can hand on heart say that it is the opposite. Dexter, although a large dog, is loving, kind, loyal, funny and great with kids."
Katie (left) and Molly (right) are Gillian Spanswick's English setters. Gillians says: "Setters take a long time to grow up and at long last I think Molly has nearly made it to full size."
Dorinda Ostermann: "I breed the endangered Norwich Terrier. Everyone who meets them in Greenwich Park or on public transport, loves them. But people won't pay the £1000 price tag, the actual cost of producing them. If I could just sell one Norwich for each Staffie, the Norwich would not be endangered. They are the perfect city and country dog."
Pauline Mitchell: "Our dog Teagan is a Glenn of Imaal Terrier, an endangered native breed, commonly known as Glenns. This is her at three-months-old. Glenns are lovely dogs and do not yap like most terrier breeds."
Jacky Cutler: "My breed is the Lancashire Heeler and there have only been around 130 registered for the past few years. They are an old native general purpose farm dog originally bred to heel cattle and catch rats."
Toby and Floyd are English Setters owned by Laura Hipkin. She says: "They may be strong-willed, but many 'in vogue' breeds can be as equally strong-willed without the qualities of the English setter." Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. For terms and conditions please see bbc.co.uk/terms.