paris hilton w/ chihuahua
Native UK Dog Breeds at Risk – Well, maybe it’s not as dramatic as Noah choosing which species would survive the great flood, but it’s a trend that would certainly make Darwin lift an eyebrow.
According to recent Kennel Club statistics, Britain’s native dog breeds at now at risk in part because demand has shifted to more fashionable breeds showcased by celebrities.
25 dog breeds including the formerly popular English Setter (England’s oldest dog breed) are now considered vulnerable (extinction risk) because of low registration numbers. Registrations for English Setters have dropped by a third since last year, (only 234 registrations in 2011) while registrations for breeds like the Chihuahua have increased by a quarter.
cardigan welsh corgi puppy
This demand for celebrity dogs can also give breeds whose numbers are dwindling a boost. Consider the fact that registrations for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi (a favorite of the Royal Family) soared by over 130% after the Royal Wedding in 2011, enabling the breed to be taken off the vulnerable list. (let’s hope they are still cared for in a few years)
In a related twist, I couldn’t help but notice another headline in today’s news: Sumatran Elephants close to extinction. Maybe we could get Paris Hilton to walk an elephant down Rodeo drive, causing THEIR numbers to rebound!
More: View BBC video: UK Native Dog Breeds at Risk (2:34)
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Paris Hilton orders filet mignon for a stray dog
While on vacation in Bali this week, heiress Paris Hilton ordered a filet mignon dinner (reportedly costing about $75) for a hungry stray dog outside the restaurant where she was dining.
She later tweeted, “Saw a starving stray dog on the beach of the restaurant… Made me so sad. So we ordered him a filet mignon, he loved it!”
She later added, “The cruel treatment of these stray dogs has upset me so much I can’t sleep. I’m researching the internet to see what I can do to help.”
Well, even though she got some great press for her $75, I doubt that it was just a publicity stunt. Regardless of your opinions of Paris, you can’t argue with the fact that she made the stray dog happy w/ a tasty steak dinner!
photo courtesy of Paris Hilton
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Paris Hilton has added anotherÂ pet to her collection! This time she tweets that she adopted a kitten yesterday, July 28, 2009! No pics of it yet, but here’s one of sister Nicky’s kitty til we get it!
Paris named her new kitty “Princess Annabelle”. Cute…..They probably snuggled up together last night to watch Mama on MTV’s “Paris Not France”.
Paris Hilton’s dogs just MIGHT be more spoiled than yours!
The socialite, reality tv series star, designer of all things HUGE, their mansion complete with a crystal chandier and their own doggie cabana!
My dogs are SO jealous and keep asking me for their own “Furcedes” now!
Click on photos below to check it all out!
Paris Hilton is still in Dubai, filming her ” My New BFF-Dubai” series and took time to cavort with a dolphin.
Looks like fun!
Paris has been super-busy while she’s been in Dubai. Not just filming her series, but she’s had books signings, club appearances and is promoting her line of jeans, purses and sunglasses.
I think she’ll be glad to get back to the States and to her own little doggies!
Another day; another country!
Â Paris Hilton is off to Dubai and is already missing her pups~ here’s a couple of them that she posted of her Pomeranian that now ex-boyfriend Doug ReinhardtÂ bought her for her birthday in Japan; “Baby Bear” and her little sweetie, “Marilyn”.
Baby Bear is really growing! So adorable!