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Breed Spotlights

With so many dog and cat breeds to choose from, pet parents often struggle to make that critical decision: “Which breed is best for me?” It’s a big life decision!

With our breed spotlights, dog breed guides, articles and blogs, you’ll find a convenient place to learn about the most popular (and even less popular!) breeds of dogs and cats. There’s a ton of options out there, so it’s only a matter of time until you find the perfect match for your unique personality.

Is A Hound The Best Pet For You?

Are you looking for a new dog for your family…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Breed Spotlight Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is one of the most easily recognizable breeds of…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

At first glance, an Abyssinian may appear to be your…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

This breed of cat crossed the ocean with the Pilgrims, making…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

Greyhounds are well-known for their speed and have been used…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: Maine Coon Cats

Once mistakenly declared extinct, the Maine Coon cat is now…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Do you know what the most popular cat breed is…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

One of the most recognizable breeds of cat is the…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: Saint Bernard

Life Expectancy: 8-10 years Dog Breed Group: Working group Weight:…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptian Mau cat may be a new breed to…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: Komondor

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years Dog Breed Group: Working group Weight:…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: The Ragdoll Cat

Also known as “puppy cats,” it’s not hard to see…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Golden Retrievers

Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years Dog Breed Group: Sporting Dogs…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

5 Myths (and Truths) About Pitbulls

The last Saturday in October is National Pit Bull Awareness…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Breed Health Spotlight: Chihuahua

When it comes to lap dogs, there’s no breed more…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Mixed breeds or purebred dogs: Which is healthier? Guest Blogger: Amber Drake

When asking a prospective dog parent which type of dog…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Breed Health Spotlight: ShihTzu

Tiny, shaggy and adorable, the shih tzu has wiggled its…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Yorkshire Terrier

One of the most popular breeds in America, Yorkshire Terriers…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Top 8 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

Pet allergies are common and come in all forms of…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

6 Best Dog Breeds For Children

One of the great things about dogs is they come…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

PetFirst Breed Health Spotlight: German Shepherd

With the German Shepherd’s substantial popularity throughout the world, many…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

5 Popular Dog Breeds And Their Common Health Problems

  Whether your family has owned a specific dog breed…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Hypoallergenic Dogs – Breeds Good for People With Allergies

  Some people don’t think they can bring a dog…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

8 Cold Weather Dog Breeds

  Like all others before it, this winter is definitely…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Pug

Life Expectancy: 12 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Poodle

Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Pomeranian

Life Expectancy: 12 - 16 years Dog Breed Group: Toy Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Miniature Schnauzer

Life Expectancy: 12 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Terrier Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Miniature Pinscher

Life Expectancy: 10 - 14 years Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Maltipoo

Life Expectancy: 10 - 13 years Dog Breed Group: Hybrid Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Maltese

Life Expectancy: 12 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Toy Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Lhasa Apso

Life Expectancy: 12 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Labrador Retriever

Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years Dog Breed Group: Sporting Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Greyhound

Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years Dog Breed Group: Hound Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Great Dane

Life Expectancy: 7 -10 years Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs Weight:…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

German Shepherd

Life Expectancy: 10 - 14 years Dog Breed Group: Herding Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Jack Russell Terrier

Life Expectancy: 10 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Terrier…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Doberman Pinscher

Life Expectancy: 10 - 13 years Dog Breed Group: Working…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Dachshund

Life Expectancy: 14 - 17 years Dog Breed Group: Hound…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Cocker Spaniel

Life Expectancy: 12 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Sporting…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Chihuahua

Life Expectancy: 10 - 18 years Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Life Expectancy:  9 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Companion…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Havanese

Life Expectancy:  12 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Companion…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

French Bulldog

Life Expectancy:  11 - 14 years Dog Breed Group: Companion…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Boxer

Life Expectancy:  12 - 14 years Dog Breed Group: Working…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Border Collie

Life Expectancy:  12 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Herding…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Boston Terrier

Life Expectancy:  13 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Companion …

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Beagle

Life Expectancy:  12 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Herding …

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Bassett Hound

Life Expectancy:  10 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Hound…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Australian Shepherd

Life Expectancy:  13 - 15 years Dog Breed Group: Herding…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

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