Pet Insurance by Dog 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, visit our Pet Health Center where you'll find a list of over 250 dog and cat breeds.



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


This hybrid dog is usually very smart and makes an excellent family companion


With their merry disposition, intelligence, and small size Beagles are top family dogs


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


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


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


Hailing from Germany, Boxers are known for being loyal, athletic, and bright


Newfies are excellent swimmers thanks to their webbed feet and water-resistant coat


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


The smallest breed of dog, Chihuahuas are feisty, fast and fiercely loyal to their humans


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


Pugs are a popular small breed, very loving and often the jokers of the canine world


Doxies are known and adored for their small stature and bold demeanor


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


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


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


With a distinctive grey color these dogs like to be part of the family and can suffer from separation anxiety


The world record holder for fastest dog, they are also popular in pedigree dog shows


An energetic breed that loves people, the West Highland White Terrier needs lots of attention


With their cheerful nature Havanese make excellent therapy dogs

Yorkshire Terrier

Originally bred to catch rats and vermin, Yorkies hail from Yorkshire, England
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