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Who would believe this adorable set of puppies belong to Britains's most endangered breed of dog.<br />
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But this unusually large litter of ten healthy pups   offers fresh hope for Britain's most threatened native breed, the Red and White Setter.<br />
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The alarming demise of the Irish breed has seen it plummet to the bottom of the Kennel Club's vulnerable breeds list for last year.<br />
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In 2019 just 39 new puppies were registered, compared to 119 at the start of the decade.<br />
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The numbers are tiny compared to the 35,347 Labradors - the UK's favourite dog - that were born last year. <br />
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Now breeder Ve Callaghan from Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire is celebrating the arrival of a huge litter of ten pups that amazingly are rarer than Siberian Tigers, Amur Leopard's and even Giant Pandas.