These are the 10 most popular dog and cat breeds in the UK - and how much they cost to insure

The UK is a nation of pet lovers, with many families up and down the country welcoming a furry friend into their home.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 9:24 pm
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Data from Comparethemarket.com reveals that more than half of people in the UK own a dog, while 47 per cent own a cat, with the Labrador and British Shorthair among the most popular. While owning a pet can provide both companionship and adventure, it also comes with a lot of responsibility - including insurance costs. If you are keen to welcome a four-legged friend into your family, these are the 10 most popular dog and cat breeds in the UK - and how much they cost to insure.

Average insurance cost: Labrador: £247.50, British Shorthair: £109.72
Average insurance cost: Cocker Spaniel: £210.42. Ragdoll: £116.93
Average insurance cost: French Bulldog: £517.61. Shorthair Tabby: £103.48
Average insurance cost: Border Collie: £182.80. Bengal: £145.57
Average insurance cost: Staffordshire Bull Terrier: £214.03. Maine Coon: £157.65
Average insurance cost: German Shepherd: £298.05. Shorthair Black and White: £104.68
Average insurance cost: Shi Tzu: £167.52. Shorthair black: £104.20
Average insurance cost: Jack Russell Terrier: £147.21. British Blue Shorthair: £124.71
Average insurance cost: English Springer Spaniel: £247.71. Shorthair Ginger: £116.02
Average insurance cost: Daschund (Miniature Smooth-Haired): £283.79. Sphynx: £144.44