Pet Insurance by Breed

Below are some of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. For each breed, we've put together a summary of common health concerns, interesting facts, and other useful information. If you don't see your dog breed contact us for info or visit our pet health center where you'll find a list of over 250 purebred dogs & cats.

Akita
With their trademark curled plush tail resting on their back these working dogs originate from Japan
Jack Russell Terrier
JRTs are small dogs, named after a huntsman and were bred to help trap foxes
Australian Shepherd
Aussies are highly intelligent dogs that live to work and please their humans
Labrador Retriever
Gentle dispositions make Labs favorites for assistance and therapy dogs
Basset Hound
These long-eared, short-legged hounds were originally developed in France
Labradoodle
This hybrid dog is usually very smart and makes an excellent family companion
Beagle
With their merry disposition, intelligence, and small size Beagles are top family dogs
Maltese
An ancient breed of dog, their coat is long and silky, but displays little shedding
Bernese Mountain Dog
Berners are considered by many to be the most beautiful dog breed in America
Maltipoo
Maltipoos are popular hybrid dogs that stay very puppy-like in looks and in playfulness
Bichon Frise
Meaning "curly white lap dog", Bichons were originally used as sailors' dogs
Mastiff
The Mastiff is a gentle giant, the largest breed of dog, often weighing in at over 200lbs
Border Collie
Sheep herding dogs with an exceptional work ethic, originating from the Anglo-Scottish border region
Miniature Dachshund
Mini Dachshunds are recognized by the AKC if they weigh 11 pounds or less
Boston Terrier
An all-American gentleman, Bostons are happy-go-lucky, cheerful dogs
Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzers are compact, lively and personable dogs
Boxer
Hailing from Germany, Boxers are known for being loyal, athletic, and bright
Newfoundland
Newfies are excellent swimmers thanks to their webbed feet and water-resistant coat
Bullmastiff
Strong and agile, Bullmastiffs were bred to be 60% Mastiff and 40% Bulldog
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
One of 2 Welsh Corgi breeds, Pembrokes have proportionally large upper bodies with short legs
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Their gentle demeanor makes Cavaliers a prime choice for therapy dogs
Pit Bull
These dogs may have a bad reputation, but they're actually good with children and families
Chihuahua
The smallest breed of dog, Chihuahuas are feisty, fast and fiercely loyal to their humans
Pomeranian
Originating from Central Europe, Poms have a friendly and lively demeanor
Cocker Spaniel
A playful dog originally bred in the United Kingdom, just be sure to give them plenty of exercise
Pug
Pugs are a popular small breed, very loving and often the jokers of the canine world
Dachshund
Doxies are known and adored for their small stature and bold demeanor
Puggle
First created in the 1980's, this hybrid dog is generally very friendly and happy
Doberman Pinscher
Originally bred by Louis Doberman in Germany, Dobies blend companion with guard dog
Rottweiler
Originally bred for herding livestock, Rotties are incredibly loyal, protective and intelligent
English Bulldog
Originally designed for bull and bear bating, Bullies are one of the most easily recognizable breeds
Saint Bernard
Originally bred for rescue, they would help locate stranded travelers caught in snow storms
English Mastiff
With its huge head and matching frame, the English Mastiff is a gentle giant
Shetland Sheepdog
Commonly known as Shelties, they're easy to train, making excellent family dogs
French Bulldog
The Frenchie is small, silly and stubborn, and does well with city-living
Shiba Inu
A determined breed, he needs a strong leader and good training
German Shepherd Dog
Loyal and extremely intelligent, German Shepherds are often seen in police and military roles
Shih Tzu
Meaning Lion Dog, some consider the Shih Tzu to be the most closely related to wild wolves
German Shorthaired Pointer
The GSP is energetic, athletic, strong and extremely intelligent
Siberian Husky
With a thick double coat, they can withstand temperatures at -60 Fahrenheit
Golden Retriever
Goldens are medium-to-large sized dogs known for being patient with kids
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Originally bred in Ireland, these loving family dogs benefit from positive training methods
Goldendoodle
This designer breed can vary greatly in size, color, fur texture and temperament
Standard Poodle
Recognized as the 2nd most intelligent breed, they excel at behavioral training
Great Dane
Originally bred for protection, Danes can weigh up to 175 pounds
Toy Poodle
The smallest of the poodle breeds, Toy Poodles require regular grooming
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Originally bred in the Swiss Alps, they have incredible strength with a dignified demeanor
Weimaraner
With a distinctive grey color these dogs like to be part of the family and can suffer from separation anxiety
Greyhound
The world record holder for fastest dog, they are also popular in pedigree dog shows
Westie
An energetic breed that loves people, the West Highland White Terrier needs lots of attention
Havanese
With their cheerful nature Havanese make excellent therapy dogs
Yorkshire Terrier
Originally bred to catch rats and vermin, Yorkies hail from Yorkshire, England