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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.

4 Reasons To Use A Dog Harness

It’s National Walk Your Dog Month! For pet parents who…

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2 years ago
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Golden Retrievers

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

by PetFirst
3 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…

by PetFirst
4 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
4 years ago

Breed Health Spotlight: ShihTzu

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

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Yorkshire Terrier

  One of the most popular breeds in America, Yorkshire…

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4 years ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Labrador Retrievers

  Labrador Retrievers are beloved for their loyalty and friendliness,…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Luxating Patella? What to know about loose knees?

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

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4 years ago

6 Best Dog Breeds For Children

One of the great things about dogs is they come…

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4 years ago

PetFirst Breed Health Spotlight: German Shepherd

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

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4 years ago

5 Popular Dog Breeds And Their Common Health Problems

  Whether your family has owned a specific dog breed…

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4 years ago

Hypoallergenic Dogs – Breeds Good for People With Allergies

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

by PetFirst
4 years 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
4 years ago

8 Cold Weather Dog Breeds

  Like all others before it, this winter is definitely…

by PetFirst
4 years ago

Pug

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

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5 years ago

Poodle

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

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5 years ago

Pomeranian

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

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5 years ago
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Miniature Schnauzer

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

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5 years ago
Miniature Pinscher Breed Spotlight

Miniature Pinscher

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

by PetFirst
5 years ago
Maltipoo breed spotlight

Maltipoo

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

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5 years ago
Maltese breed spotlight

Maltese

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Greyhound

Greyhound

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Great Dane

Great Dane

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, German Shepherd

German Shepherd

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Jack Russel Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Doberman Pinschers

Doberman Pinscher

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Dachshund

Dachshund

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Chihuahua

Chihuahua

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Havanese

Havanese

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, French Bulldog

French Bulldog

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Boxer

Boxer

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Border Collie

Border Collie

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Beagles

Beagle

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance | Bassett Hound

Bassett Hound

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

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5 years ago

Australian Shepherd

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

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5 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

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

by PetFirst
5 years ago
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American Eskimo

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

by PetFirst
5 years ago
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American Bulldog

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

by PetFirst
5 years ago

German Shorthaired Pointer, Wins Best in Show at Westminster

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

by PetFirst
5 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
6 years ago

Honoring the Working Dog: Top Breeds

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

by PetFirst
6 years ago

Five Dog Breeds Most Likely To Have Foreign Body Ingestions

  For dog owners, it can be an all too…

by PetFirst
6 years ago

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

BEEFY THE BULLDOG WINS PET OF THE MONTH CONTEST FOR…

by PetFirst
7 years ago

Smarty Paws! How Smart Is Your Breed?

It would seem fairly obvious that not all dogs are…

by PetFirst
11 years ago

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