Pets Best Releases List of Most Popular Pet Breeds in New York

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Peppermint Patty, a Shih Tzu, is protected by Pets Best Insurance. The Shih Tzu is 5th most popular dog breed in New York.

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 New York 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.

Dog owners in the Empire State, tend to choose smaller dog breeds compared to Pets Best policyholders in other states. The New York cities with the most dogs and cats insured by Pets Best include New York, Staten Island, Buffalo, Astoria and Long Beach. The most commonly insured dog breed in all the top five cities is the mixed breed dog. While cats are always a popular choice for major metropolitan areas, only one cat to every four dogs is insured in the state of New York.

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 New York.

Top 10 Dog Breeds

  1. Mixed breed
  2. Designer/hybrid
  3. Yorkshire terrier
  4. Labrador retriever
  5. Shih tzu
  6. Golden retriever
  7. Maltese
  8. Beagle
  9. Havanese
  10. Cavalier king charles spaniel

Top 10 Cat Breeds

  1. Domestic feline
  2. American shorthair
  3. Siamese
  4. Maine coon
  5. Bengal
  6. Persian
  7. Ragdoll
  8. Himalayan
  9. American long hair
  10. Russian blue
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Photo Above: Peppermint Patty, a Shih Tzu, is protected by Pets Best. The Shih Tzu  is the 5th most popular dog breed in New York.

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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