The little dogs began to be taken seriously as a native Russian breed in the 1950s, and grew in popularity.
It is considered to be the most endangered native breed in Britain, with only 15 new registrations in 2011.
An extra payment is available for conservation grazing by native breeds.
In time, the meaning of the word would simply come to refer to native breeds of the Americas.
There they count as the best native breed for beef production.
A French native breed, it is rare outside of its homeland.
Great numbers were exported to many countries to improve the size and wool quality of their native breeds.
It is considered a native breed in China.
They were chosen over native breeds for their hardiness and ability to graze in very wet conditions.
In the affluent 1950s, riding for pleasure began to gain popularity, securing the future of many British native breeds.