Petsecure Pet Heath Insurance
| Feb 13, 2014
The Winter Olympics are underway, and while Petsecure pet health insurance provides coverage for Canadian dogs and cats of all breeds, we’re recognizing a few ‘flag-bearing’ dog breeds here, whose countries of origin are proudly noted in their names.
Learn more about each of these breeds in our Pet Healthipedia!
One of the few breeds that originated in the United States, this friendly little dog is best-known for its keen scent-tracking ability and its song-like voice.
Loyal, lively and agile, the “Aussie” is a champion herder and extremely versatile.
Black Russian Terrier
One of the newest breeds in the world, the Black Russian Terrier was bred after the Second World War to serve as a guard dog for the Red Army.
Gentle and loyal, the ever-popular bulldog is also an exceptional guard dog and protector.
This strangely-wrinkled dog was bred to hunt, herd and protect for centuries in its native China.
The national dog of Finland, the Spitz was originally an expert at hunting Finnish game birds.
As skilled at herding sheep as it is at helping police fight crime, the German Shepherd is an all-star of the working dog world.
Despite the name, this breed actually has no connection to Denmark. The “great” part fits, though, with Danes typically weighing between 100-170lbs.
Revered for its hunting and herding skills, Iceland’s finest are also prized for their sled-pulling ability.
Evidence of these friendly, energetic dogs exists in Norway dating back thousands of years.
Like its people, Canada’s dog population is made up of pets from all different backgrounds. While there aren’t prominent dogs named for the country, certain regions have breeds of their own, like the Newfoundland dog, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and the Labrador Retriever.
No matter what breed of dog you have, Petsecure pet health insurance is there for you, giving you peace of mind that you can give your pet the very best in veterinary care without worrying about your pocketbook. For a free, no-obligation quote, visit petsecure.com/quote today!