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Pround mum Jessie.<br />
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Looking Dandie...Fresh hope for one of Britains rarest dogs.<br />
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One of Britain's rarest breeds of dog that is more endangered than the giant panda has received a welcome boost for Christmas with this litter of five puppies.<br />
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The Dandie Dimmont terrier has become a forgotten breed over the last 40 years, with owners preferring designer dogs like cockerpoos and labradoodles.<br />
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The species - the world's oldest breed of terrier - has featured on the Kennel Club's top 10 vulnerable breeds list every year since its inception 15 years ago.<br />
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In 2015, numbers of new-born puppies in the UK sunk to an all-time low of just 79.<br />
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Their numbers have gradually increased in the two years since then and now the arrival of a healthy litter of quintuplets has added to their recovery.<br />
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Owner and breeder Andy Kennedy is caring for the five males at his home in Waterlooville, Hants.