Please find below an interesting article from our friends at Pets Best Insurance on which ones are the most popular breeds by amount of cats insured.
We have also included a poll to see what breed of cats you all own at the bottom of this post! 🙂
Pets Best Releases Annual List of Most Popular cat Breeds
Domestic shorthair cats top the list of most insured breeds
Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, released its annual list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2014.
In the company’s nine years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends during the years, with certain breeds gaining popularity and others falling in the rankings.
Tracking data on 46 cat breeds, Pets Best has listed its top 10 breeds for cats in 2014.
Top 10 Cat Breeds of 2014
1. Domestic feline
2. American shorthair
3. Maine coon
8. American longhair
9. Russian blue
Among the top cat breeds, domestic feline breeds represent 77 percent of all cats insured. These breeds include the domestic shorthair, domestic medium hair, domestic longhair and mixed breed cats.
“While there are often surprises from year to year with the most popular breeds, certain cat breeds have maintained their popularity among Pets Best policyholders,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, founder of Pets Best. “It’s understandable that some people might feel more inclined to have a certain breed because of a new trend or because they enjoy a famous cat, but it’s always a good idea for pet owners to thoroughly research a potential pet to ensure they can accommodate the animal’s needs and afford veterinary care for any possible health issues.”
Mixed-breed cats remain in the top two for the second year in a row. While purebred cats are usually viewed as the most sought after, the popularity of mixed-breed cats remains strong with the influence of well-known cats such as the ever-popular Grumpy Cat.
Pets Best offers a multitude of pet health insurance plans for both cats and dogs. These include a Cancer Only plan covering the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in dogs and cats, as well as a Feline Illness plan that covers 21 common feline illnesses. For more information about the agency and its plans, visit www.petsbest.com.
We hope you found their article interesting. Now what breed do you own? 😀