The organisation's secretary Caroline Kisko said: "The Pembroke Welsh corgi
is one of the country's most iconic dog breeds and so it is worrying to see the breed dip to a historic low and become one of our vulnerable breeds for the first time ever.
CUTLINE: Cynthia Rusakovich with Tawny, her Pembroke Welsh corgi
Yet Kennel Club figures show that last year there were just 84 Cardigan Welsh Corgi
The worst hit were Yorkshire terrier, down 68 per cent, then old English sheepdog, Sealyham terrier, Welsh corgi
, rough collie and Shetland sheepdog.
That the Welsh Corgi
, the Yorkshire Terrier, the Airedale and the Scotty will be overwhelmed by the French Poodle, the Swiss Pinscher and the Dutch Keeshond.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi
is steadily rising up the list, going from fifth to fourth in 2012.
Links doubt:The secretary of the Welsh Corgi
League, Diana King, was not convinced that the dog's royal links stretch back further than the early 20th century.
THE dog in Dear Gerrie's caption competition may look like a collie but is in fact a Welsh corgi
(Page 39, February 11).
Ninth-century bones unearthed by archaeologists may be evidence of the first Welsh corgi
pet, it emerged yesterday.
DOG-LOVER Nancy Dukes was saved by her Welsh corgi
when she almost choked to death.
After entering the shelter as a ball of energy, the stunning Pembroke Welsh Corgi
, with a true zest for life, focused her high energy to become top ranked in flyball.
Diana King, secretary of the Welsh Corgi
League - the biggest Corgi club in the world - said the move was controversial because originally Pembroke Corgis did not have tails.