Our Pet Insurance Covers Almost Every Dog Breed
Surewise.com offers three levels of pet insurance for your dog: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The type of cover offered is similar; the difference lies in the amount covered. Cover is available for all types of dog breeds, from small, fluffy white lap dogs and cute miniature teacup dogs to working dogs and large guard dog breeds.
Many people want dog breeds
with specific characteristics
, such as intelligence, friendly temperament, energetic personality, robust health and suitability for families, i.e., child-friendly and cat-friendly. Choosing a specific breed can provide you with an indication of the dog’s character. However, all dogs are individuals
and it’s dangerous to over-generalise traits to all dogs within a breed or group.
Having said that, however, nothing beats making an informed decision, which is why we have provided an overview of several of the most popular dog breeds in the UK. Aspects looked at include temperament, care, health and exercise, as well as trainability and what you can reasonably expect when you invite a particular breed into your home.
The list below is only a sample, so to find out if your dog is covered:
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Beagles are intelligent hounds within the hunting dog breeds but it’s their playfulness and loving nature that has made them popular family dogs.
The French made the Bichon Frise one of the most popular small companion dog breeds, but the British do their bit to keep Bichon Frises on laps.
The ultimate in working (herding) dog breeds, border collies have enough energy to keep going all day and then some.
Looking for energetic live-wires? Choose border terriers. They’re great family dogs for active enthusiastic and energetic families.
Cocker spaniels are cute, intelligent, friendly and sporty, making them one of the best dog breeds for active families who include their dogs in everything.
English Springer Spaniels
English Springer Spaniels are among the more active gun dog breeds, so you need plenty of energy for these playful dogs.
German short-haired pointer
German short-haired pointers are one of the most talented of the hunting dog breeds. Their affection and loyalty make them good family pets.
Hungarian Vizslas are gun dogs who combine the skills of many other hunting breeds. They need a lot of mental stimulation and exercise.
Lhasa Apsos make excellent companions and originate from Tibet. They are feisty little dogs who like high-spirited games.
Maltese epitomise the small, fluffy white companion dog breeds who love their humans and thrive with constant companionship.
Miniature Schnauzers are one of the easiest to train of the terrier breeds and respond well to agility and dog sports and are great for active families.
Shetland sheepdogs are one of the most intelligent small herding dog breeds and one of the most popular long-haired canine companions.
Shih Tzus are the original toy dogs with breed characteristics that include playfulness and, of course, affection. They can energetic.
The Siberian Husky, like the Alaskan Malamute, is one of the original dog breeds and one of the hardest working big dogs in the world.
Staffies originated with the mastiff breeds and are known for being one of the best family dog breeds due to their loyalty and affection for children.
Tibetan terriers are friendly and protective, making them good guard dogs and companion dogs and one of the most versatile dog breeds.
Toy poodles are one of the most popular French dog breeds thanks to their absolute cuteness and fondness to entertain.
West Highland White Terrier
Like most terrier breeds, Westies are full of vim and vigour and are well suited to active families.
Whippets are hounds, sighthounds, and make good family dogs for those looking for devoted dog breeds.
Teacup or mini Yorkies may be one of the cutest little dog breeds, but they’re also hardy terriers with tough origins.
Cardigan and Pembroke corgis are energetic companion dogs who love participating in a range of activities with their family.
Cockapoos are designed to be friendly, gentle, affectionate and playful. They combine the best of both cocker spaniels and poodles.
Greyhounds are sleek and fast and need plenty of exercise, but they also enjoy quality family time lazing at your side in front of the telly.
The terrier group encompasses a range of energetic dogs who love to be busy as much as they love to be with their families.