A Dog's Tale

Clare Balding meets the native dog breeds of Britain and Ireland which are endangered.

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Clare visits a pheasant shoot, where a brace of Irish Water Spaniels are 'picking up'.

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Made famous by Greyfriars Bobby, the Skye Terrier.

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The handsome black and tan Gordon Setter, an intelligent and charismatic gundog.

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Bred in the 1800s by Captain Edwardes, who would shoot any puppies which did not meet his standards.

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Since otter hunting was banned in 1978, the larger-than-life Otter Hound has become a dog on the verge of extinction.