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Dog Breed Guides

Even within the dog species, canine breeds can vary tremendously. These variations, whether subtle or significant, can affect not only a dog’s size and color, but also its temperament, behavior, and what the biggest threats to its health and well-being are.

With our helpful dog breed guides, you can learn more about your favorite breeds, their unique characteristics, and what the biggest potential threats to their health can be.

Golden Retrievers

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

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2 weeks ago

5 Myths (and Truths) About Pitbulls

The last Saturday in October is National Pit Bull Awareness…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Breed Health Spotlight: Chihuahua

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

by PetFirst
9 months 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
9 months ago

Breed Health Spotlight: ShihTzu

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Yorkshire Terrier

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retrievers are beloved for their loyalty and friendliness, and…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Luxating Patella? What to know about loose knees?

What is a Luxating Patella?Patellar luxation occurs when your dog’s…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

6 Best Dog Breeds For Children

One of the great things about dogs is they come…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

PetFirst Breed Health Spotlight: German Shepherd

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

5 Popular Dog Breeds And Their Common Health Problems

  Whether your family has owned a specific dog breed…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Hypoallergenic Dogs – Breeds Good for People With Allergies

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

A Short List of the Most Expensive Pooches to Insure

Approximately 46.3 million U.S. households own a dog, but not…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

8 Cold Weather Dog Breeds

Like all others before it, this winter is definitely shaping…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Pug

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

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2 years ago

Poodle

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

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2 years ago

Pomeranian

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

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2 years ago

Miniature Schnauzer

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

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2 years ago

Miniature Pinscher

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

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2 years ago

Maltipoo

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

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2 years ago

Maltese

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

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2 years ago

Lhasa Apso

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

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2 years ago

Labrador Retriever

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

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2 years ago

Greyhound

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

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2 years ago

Great Dane

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

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2 years ago

German Shepherd

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

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2 years ago

Jack Russell Terrier

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

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2 years ago

Doberman Pinscher

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

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2 years ago

Dachshund

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

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2 years ago

Cocker Spaniel

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Chihuahua

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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

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2 years ago

Havanese

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

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2 years ago

French Bulldog

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

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2 years ago

Boxer

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

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2 years ago

Border Collie

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

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2 years ago

Boston Terrier

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

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2 years ago

Beagle

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

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2 years ago

Bassett Hound

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

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2 years ago

Australian Shepherd

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Australian Cattle Dog

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

American Eskimo

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

American Bulldog

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

CJ, a German Shorthaired Pointer, Wins Best in Show at Westminster: We break down the good, the not so good, and the adorableness of this breed

The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) was bred for hunting in…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Honoring the Working Dog This Labor Day: Top Working Dog Breeds

This Labor Day, as we honor the American laborer and…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Honoring the Working Dog: Top Breeds

This Labor Day, as we honor the American laborer and…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Five Dog Breeds Most Likely To Have Foreign Body Ingestions

For dog owners, it can be an all too familiar…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Beefy the Bulldog is December’s Pet of the Month!

BEEFY THE BULLDOG WINS PET OF THE MONTH CONTEST FOR…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Smarty Paws! How Smart Is Your Breed?

It would seem fairly obvious that not all dogs are…

by PetFirst
8 years ago

Best Canine Breeds For Kids

  Parents are smart to research which dog breeds are…

by PetFirst
10 years ago

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