Mixed breeds, designer dogs and Yorkies are New York's most popular dog breeds, according to Pets Best Insurance Services.

According to the insurance company's records of its clients, New York dog owners tend to choose smaller dog breeds compared to other states.

Cats are a popular choice for major metropolitan areas, but only one cat to every four dogs is insured in New York, the company said.

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Pig is her own breed. To me, she is just 1 in a million." -- Kim Dillenbeck

One of the first questions people ask when they meet Pig the Unusual Dog is: "What breed is Pig?"

The short-spined mixed-breed pup has become a world-wide sensation since first being spotted at this year's Do Dah Day festival in May and after being featured in a story on AL.com in early June.

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Move over Golden and Labrador retrievers, mixed breed dogs are having their day.

These two dog breeds have always been popular choices for individuals and families when choosing a friendly new canine companion. But according to recent data provided by pet medical insurer Trupanion, the most popular dog breed across all of the U.S.

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Move over Golden and Labrador retrievers, mixed breed dogs are having their day.

These two dog breeds have always been popular choices for individuals and families when choosing a friendly new canine companion. But according to recent data provided by pet medical insurer Trupanion, the most popular dog breed across all of the U.S.

Read the full post here

Move over Golden and Labrador retrievers, mixed breed dogs are having their day.

These two dog breeds have always been popular choices for individuals and families when choosing a friendly new canine companion. But according to recent data provided by pet medical insurer Trupanion, the most popular dog breed across all of the U.S.

Read the full post here

Move over Golden and Labrador retrievers, mixed breed dogs are having their day.

These two dog breeds have always been popular choices for individuals and families when choosing a friendly new canine companion. But according to recent data provided by pet medical insurer Trupanion, the most popular dog breed across all of the U.S.

Read the full post here

Dogs are the best.

Incredibly loyal, they comfort, protect, and love their humans unconditionally, making dogs superior to any other pet out there.

But not all dogs are created equal. In celebration of National Dog Day, we ranked the 11 best dog breeds, based on factors including health, personality, and overall popularity.

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  • By Sue Furman
  • Originally published August 18, 2014 at 5 p.m., updated August 18, 2014 at 5 p.m.

About 10 percent of Americans are allergic to dogs and have reactions ranging from itchy eyes to asthma attacks.

Dog dander is the primary culprit that sets off the allergic responses.

Although no dog is 100 percent hypoallergenic, several breeds shed little, produce less dander and are less likely to cause allergic reactions.

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We know which dog breeds (and mixes) are the most popular. But a variety of factors can contribute to a breed or mix's popularity, and just because a dog is hot, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a great choice for everyone.

We went to the veterinary community to get their take on which dogs, both breeds and designer mixes, are the best choices for first-time dog owners.

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We know which dog breeds (and mixes) are the most popular. But a variety of factors can contribute to a breed or mix's popularity, and just because a dog is hot, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a great choice for everyone.

We went to the veterinary community to get their take on which dogs, both breeds and designer mixes, are the best choices for first-time dog owners.

Read the full post here