The Kennel Club has published registration statistics for 2018 and we have updated our trend graphs (below).
Smooths = 450, Longs = 216, Wires = 735
Mini Smooths = 7008, Mini Longs = 1117, Mini Wires = 851
Although registrations of Standard Smooths and Wires did not increase at the rate of recent years, it’s too soon to say whether the popularity of these varieties has plateaued. In the Miniatures, the inexorable rise in popularity of the Mini Smooths continues to cause us concern. The Mini Smooths are now the KC’s 9th most popular breed.