Pets Best Releases List of Most Popular Pet Breeds in Colorado

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Brie, a Great dane, is protected by Pets Best Insurance. The Great dane dog is the 8th most popular dog breed in Colorado.

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 Colorado 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.

Known for offering outdoor activities throughout all four seasons, Colorado is the perfect place for dog owners to bring their pets along for adventures. Whether it’s hiking, biking, swimming or camping, these types of activities are best suited for larger dog breeds, which can withstand cooler temperatures and harsh terrain.

The Colorado cities with the most dogs and cats insured by Pets Best include Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Littleton. The No. 1 insured dog breed in each of the top five Colorado cities is the mixed breed dog. For every four dogs insured in the state of Colorado, only 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 Colorado.

Top 10 Dog Breeds

  1. Mixed breed
  2. Labrador retriever
  3. Golden retriever
  4. Designer/hybrid
  5. German shepherd
  6. Border collie
  7. Bernese mountain dog
  8. Great dane
  9. Australian shepherd
  10. Boxer
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Top 10 Cat Breeds

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

Photo Above: Brie, a Great dane, is protected by Pets Best. The Great dane is the 8th most popular dog breed in Colorado.

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.

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


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