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Shires Could Become EXTINCT!

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July 28th, 2018 2:15:58am
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Just found this via Yahoo!'s news section. I so much hope this doesn't happen. Such a terrible loss, if it does.

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Sassafras Tango
July 28th, 2018 4:51:47am
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I read that too! Not the same article, but that Shires were become more and more rare. :/ 

Clydesdales are definitely one of the most popular and populous draft or draft crosses in the U.S. I thought the Shire was more popular in Britain.



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July 30th, 2018 5:46:20pm
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siib 🦈 lets try the tb thing [ pca ]
August 1st, 2018 7:33:56pm
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Clydes are probably only thanks to Budweiser Clydes. But Shires are lovely, so sad to see they're at risk. :( 


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tana ;; gone
August 2nd, 2018 9:30:52am
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I agree with Siib. Popularity is a big factor in maintaining a breed. I'm not sure if that article mentions it (the one I read was through Horse & Hound's FB page), but Suffolk Punches are also in decline, unfortunately.



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a t r o p a × Trakehners
August 2nd, 2018 8:36:46pm
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I know quite a few peeps with riding Clydes over here, even some that work their farms with them. Dealers always seem to be advertising them on Facebook...Shires I don't know of any personally. But then I am in Scotland so more likely to find a Clydesdale.


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Abeille {MAIN} Percherons
February 17th, 2019 1:19:03am
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This makes me so sad. Draught horses are my favourite type of horse.... and I grew up absolutely loving Shires! 

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February 21st, 2019 12:14:43am
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I know I heard this a while back. That's so crazy! :(



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