About this group
Affectionate, cute, intelligent, and with a courageous streak that belies their tiny size, the appeal of both fluffy long haired chihuauas and short haired smooth coated chihuahuas is easy to understand.
In recent years, chihuahuas' profile has been boosted even further by films like Legally Blonde (starring Bruiser Woods) and Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, and by the smallest dog in the world, teacup Chihuahua Milly.
That's helped the chihuahua become one of the most popular breeds of dog in the UK. And in spite of a few health issues with the breed (such as problems with jaws, knees, and reverse sneezing), chihuahuas typically require less vet treatment over their lifetimes than other dog breeds. As a result, pet insurance companies see chihuahuas as lower risk, and are keen to offer benefits to attract them.
With this group, we'd like to use the buying power this creates to negotiate special terms on chihuahua insurance. We said that if 100 owners showed interest by joining, we would open negotiations with pet insurance companies to find the best possible insurance for chihuahuas - and we're delighted to have now agreed a special offer for members with MORE TH>N. To find out more and get a quote, please join the group.
Finally, if you're still looking for a chihuahua puppy, why not check out our list of Chihuahua Breeders in the UK?
Top questions answered by us
What are the main chihuahua health risks?
The most common problems in Chihuahuas include overshot jaw, hydrocephalus (water on the brain which leads the head to swell), patella luxation (dislocation of the knee), entropion (curling eyelids), and retention of baby teeth and testicles in male chihuahuas. There's a very helpful article on Chihuahua health at the website of the Chihuahua breeders Valenchino Long Coat Chihuahuas which gives more information on these conditions.
Are you sure it's spelt "Chihuahua" and not "Chiwawa"?
Yes! The history: chihuahuas get their name from the state in Mexico where the breed originated.
I have a dog but it's not a chihuahua - how can I club together with other owners to buy insurance?
We'd love to hear from owners of other dog breeds who would like to start a similar group. Please get in touch and let us know about your dog and if there are particular things you are looking for from dog insurance.
Community questions and answers
So today I tried to get 4 of my chihuahuas insured via the website, I couldn`t add 4 only 3 so I had to call the insurers directly, I have missed out on the 28% discount, I am unimpressed to say the least.
Couldn't you buy 2 policy's with 2 chihuahuas on each ?
What would you most like to see in a Chihuahua Insurance offer?View all 8 answers
Pet insurance companies like chihuahuas, and as a result we think this group could be in a strong negotiating position. With that in mind, it would be very helpful to hear from you what kind of offer you would most value, as it's possible there will be a number of options on the table. So, do you have a preference for any of the following? A. Vouchers for chihuahua clothes, chihuhuahua accessories, or grooming B. A discount on the cost of the insurance C. Cash back Feel free to reply to this post and let us know which of these you prefer, and/or if you have other ideas we could explore.
B as we have 7 chihuahuas all in good health but any discount would make cover easier to contemplate
Many thanks for the feedback!
B Looking forward to getting a quote so please keep me posted. Thank you.
B as I have 5 chihuahuas.
Thanks for your feedback!!! For your information, we have negotiated a 20% discount off of More Than's pet insurance policy. If you would like to get a quote inclusive of the discount, just click 'join the group' then 'get a quote' and this will take you through to get a quote. I hope that helps! Kind regards, Heidi
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how do i find out how much insurance is for my chihuahua
Thanks for your question Jean. Once 100 chihuahua owners have joined this group, we will go and talk to insurance companies to agree an offer on chihuahua insurance for members. As you're a member of the group, we'll keep you posted by email on how we're getting on - inlcuding when we've agreed an offer and it's possible to get a quote. That will probably be 4-6 weeks from now, so if you need pet insurance for your chihuahua urgently, please drop us an email and we can suggest some alternatives.
How much is pet insurance for a Chihuahua?
Based on insuring a 3-year old Chihuahua, for 12 months, in an MK postcode. Minimum criteria: £3,000 vet fees cover. Data as at 11 September 2014.
|MORE TH>N||Basic||£9.09 per month||3/5 Defaqto rating||Quote|
|John Lewis Insurance||Essential||£12.07 per month||4/5 Defaqto rating||Quote|
|Petplan||Essential||£15.78 per month||3/5 Defaqto rating||Quote|
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