Watchlist

This list is based on numbers of registered breeding females in the United Kingdom.  For more details about the Watchlist please click here.

To download a copy of the 2017 Watchlist please click here

Other UK Native Breeds

Breeds in categories 1-5 form part of a wider population of breeds native to the British Isles. Those shown in green have progressed from Watchlist categories 1 to 5. The following breeds of Irish origin can be found in the UK and historically have been part of British agriculture: Kerry cattle; Galway sheep; Irish Draught horse and Connemara pony.

SHEEP – Over 3000 registered adult breeding females

Badgerface Welsh

Beulah

Black Welsh Mountain

Blackface (Scottish)

Blueface Leicester

Brecknock Hill Cheviot

Clun Forest

Dalesbred

Exmoor Horn

Hampshire Down

Hebridean

Herdwick

Jacob

Kerry Hill

Llandovery Whiteface Hill

Lleyn

Lonk

North Country Cheviot

Romney

Rough Fell

Ryeland

Shetland

Shropshire

Southdown

South Country Cheviot

South Wales Mountain

Suffolk

Swaledale

Welsh Hill Speckled

Welsh Mountain

Wiltshire Horn

CATTLE – Over 1500 registered adult breeding females

Aberdeen Angus

Ayrshire

Beef Shorthorn

Belted Galloway

Dairy Shorthorn

Devon

Dexter

Galloway

Guernsey

Hereford

Highland

Jersey

Lincoln Red

Longhorn

Luing

Red Poll

South Devon

Sussex

Welsh Black

EQUINE – Over 3000 registered adult breeding females

Shetland Pony

Welsh Pony and Cob 

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