Breed guide

Deciding which type of pet you should choose to join your family is often difficult! The choice is made easier if you know what their needs are and the type of life they are likely to enjoy, so you can be sure they will be a great addition to your family.

Some breeds are more suited to city living, others to an active, rural life; some are great with small children, while others would be better suited to families with teenagers and older kids.  Whatever the pet you choose, pedigree or a lovable mixed breed, the cost of insuring your pet is based on several factors, including breed, so we've put together a guide to help you with your choice.

Our breed guide gives you a useful summary of the characteristics, personality and activity level needs of some of North America's favorite pets, as well as discussing the health issues your furry friend may face in the future. We'll keep adding information on new breeds every month so keep checking back with us. 

Whether you go for a dog or a cat, it is always a good idea to insure your new addition as soon as possible, so get a quote and choose the best policy for you and your pet, so you know your pet is covered for the unexpected. 


American Shorthair

If you’re looking for an undemanding pet that loves playtime and cuddles but is happy to entertain itself too, then you’ve found your match with the American Shorthair.

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dogs, sometimes known as red or blue heelers, are a firm favorite in the states despite their Aussie heritage. Find out more about this beautiful breed with our guide.


The perfect family dog! Find out all you need to know about the Beagle including tips on appropriate exercise, nutrition as well as common health problems.


Boxers are known for their lively and loyal personalities.


Bulldogs make both a great family companion & watchdog.


The Chihuahua might be the world’s smallest dog breed, but it sports a huge personality! Find out all about this breed’s temperament, exercise needs and health risks in our guide.


The Dachshund is fast becoming a favourite pet choice for both its size & personality.

French Bulldog

Known as a city dog and loved globally, the French Bulldog is a funny, smart and affectionate companion.

German Shepherd

The loyal & trustworthy German Shepherd makes an excellent companion, especially for children.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers make loyal and reliable companions for all family members, including children and other pets.


Husky” is an umbrella term used for lots of different types of sled-type dogs.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever was the most popular dog breed in the US in 2017 and 2018 due to its even temperament and intelligence.

Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is one of the biggest breeds of domestic cat, and is often described by its owners as a gentle giant.


The royalty of cats, the Persian is an exotic breed that has been a family favourite worldwide for hundreds of years.

Pit Bull

"Pit Bull” does not refer to one specific breed, but refers to a group of breeds all believed to descend from dogs bred for bull-baiting in the 18th century.


Being an intelligent and charming breed, the Poodle makes a highly trainable and faithful family pet.


Pug’s are the perfect balance between playful and docile.


The Ragdoll is an affectionate, sociable and intelligent breed that’s fast becoming an American favourite!


In general Rottweilers are very loyal dogs to those they love but can be cautious of strangers.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are a friendly, bubbly breed that make great companions in any sized home.


Siamese cats are affectionate and inquisitive; this breed is a favorite of cat lovers everywhere.

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a bright, bold dog that makes the perfect house pet for owners of all ages.