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Top 10 insured dog breeds


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Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) recently analyzed its insured database to find the Top 10 insured dog breeds of 2008. Here are the results:

Breed

Number Insured

Average Non-Routine
Medical Costs Per Year

1. Labrador retriever

38,951

$287

2. Golden retriever

19,313

$279

3. Yorkshire terrier

14,074

$245

4. Shih Tzu

13,149

$207

5. Boxer

10,281

$295

6. German shepherd

8,829

$296

7. Chihuahua

8,581

$215

8. Maltese

8,064

$241

9. Pug

7,404

$249

10. Cocker spaniel

7,187

$252

Source: www.petinsurance.com; Nearly Twice As Many Labrador Retrievers Insured Than Any Other Dog, Sept. 25, 2008.

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