A few of them are in grave danger of going extinct altogether.
We might not still have some of our most cherished dog breeds today if preservationists hadn't done their jobs.
In danger of going extinct, these are the ten canine breeds that are most at risk.
Originating in Scotland's foggy hills, the Scottish Deerhound resembles the Irish Wolfhound in appearance.
Noble companions to Scottish chieftains, they were famously good at hunting deer.
The tall, lean, shaggy-coated, mild-mannered Scottish Deerhound was an important historical figure in Scotland.
Passionate breeders and conservationists toiled away at resurrecting the species.