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Adoptober: Staffies still most neglected dog but RSPCA are rescuing more designer breeds than ever before




The RSPCA rehomed 71 dogs in Lincolnshire last year and, while Staffies are still the most rescued breed, designer dogs are appearing more and more in the charity’s rehoming centres across the country.

As part of the Society's special rehoming drive Adoptober, new national figures have been released showing that while pure-breed and crossbreed Staffies, lurchers, Jack Russell terriers and German Shepherds are still the most common dog to come into its care, more trendy ‘handbag’ breeds and fashionable crossbreeds are also ending up in the charity’s 17 national animal centres.

The number of Chihuahuas coming into the RSPCA’s care has gone up by 700 per cent in the last seven years (14 in 2012 to 112 in 2018), while the number of French bulldogs is up 236 per cent, Dachshunds are up 600 per cent and Pomeranians are up 440 per cent.


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