Interest in Scottie dogs has soared after their appearance at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Online searches for the breed using the Kennel Club's find a puppy service rose by 553 per cent in just one day. After featuring heavily in the opening ceremony, the number of online searches for Scottie puppies rose from 93 on July 22, to 607 on July 23. Many dog breeds native to the UK have seen a drop in popularity over the past 10 years, with many people favouring fashionable "handbag" dogs such as pugs, French bulldogs and Chihuahuas. In the first half of 2014, just 339 Scottish terrier puppies were registered with the Kennel Club, compared to 18,000 Labradors.