Pets Best Releases List of Most Popular Pet Breeds in California

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The mixed breed dog is No. 1 on the list of most popular dog breeds in California.

Mixed breed dogs and domestic felines top lists of most insured breeds

Boise, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, released its annual list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in the state of California in 2014.

In the company’s 10 years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends, with certain breeds gaining popularity and others falling in the rankings.

Warm weather and outdoor recreational areas make the Golden State a desirable place for small and large breed dogs. San Diego has more insured pets than any other city in the U.S. The most commonly insured dog breed in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, is the mixed breed dog. The city of Irvine’s most insured dog breed is the Labrador retriever.

With many major metropolitan areas, California is also home to many cat owning households. However, for every four canines insured with Pets Best in the state of California, one cat is insured.

Among the top cat breeds, domestic feline breeds include the domestic shorthair, domestic medium hair, domestic longhair and mixed breed cats.

Tracking data on 234 dog breeds and 46 cat breeds, Pets Best has listed its top 10 breeds for both dogs and cats in California.

Top 10 Dog Breeds

  1. Mixed breed
  2. Labrador retriever
  3. Designer/hybrid
  4. Golden retriever
  5. Chihuahua
  6. Yorkshire terrier
  7. German shepherd
  8. Shih tzu
  9. Maltese
  10. Boxer
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Top 10 Cat Breeds

  1. Domestic feline
  2. American shorthair
  3. Siamese
  4. Maine coon
  5. Persian
  6. Ragdoll
  7. Bengal
  8. American long hair
  9. Himalayan
  10. Russian blue

Photo Above: the mixed breed dog is No. 1 on the the list in California 

About Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC

Dr. Jack L. Stephens, founder and director of Pets Best, founded pet insurance in the U.S. in 1981 with a mission to end euthanasia when pet owners couldn’t afford veterinary treatment. Dr. Stephens went on to present the first U.S. pet insurance policy to famous television dog Lassie. Pets Best provides coverage for dogs and cats. Dr. Stephens leads the Pets Best team with his passion for quality pet care and his expert veterinary knowledge. He is always available to answer questions regarding veterinary medicine, pet health and pet insurance. The Pets Best team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Visit for more information.

Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit: Additional insurance services administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC are underwritten by Prime Insurance Company. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products.

Pets Best is a proud member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA).

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