It's understood the Chinese Shar-Pei
- a breed known for its wrinkly appearance - was tempted away at around 7.
The remaining most-popular breeds are: Irish setter (58), Chinese crested (44), rottweiler (43), pug (36), Labrador retriever (35), golden retriever (32), Australian shepherd (30), boxer (29), Portuguese water dog (29), Chinese Shar-pei
It is believed the dog that attacked is a Chinese shar-pei
But after the Chinese Shar-pei
- worth around pounds 1000 - appeared in the Record, calls flooded in from across the country offering a new home.
I have a Chinese Shar-Pei
dog with a very short horse coat.
Many breeds of Asian origins are also waning in popularity: Chow Chows (-84%), Pekingese (-79%), Akitas (-76%), Lhasa Apso (-75%), Chinese Shar-Pei
(-73%) and Shiba Inu (-38%).
I have been involved in pet rescue for more than 20 years and this is one of the largest programs I've ever seen," said Deborah Cooper, Pro Plan Rally to Rescue national spokesperson and chair of the Chinese Shar-Pei
Club of America Rescue Organization.
He looks like one of these Chinese Shar-Pei
dogs on a bad day.
But the rare Chinese Shar-pei
- worth around pounds 1000 - can't stand the kennels and SSPCA officers are now desperately looking for a new home.