German Shepherd Insurance

Join other UK German Shepherd owners to demand a fairer deal from pet insurance companies

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German Shepherd, German Shepherd Insurance

About GSDs

The German Shepherd is one of the most hard-working breeds of dog. Bred to herd sheep, they are also extremely popular with the police and emergency services, particularly as guard and sniffer dogs. Highly adaptable and intelligent, they were even used during World War 2 as messenger and rescue dogs.

Why buy pet insurance for your German Shepherd Dog?

While German Shepherds are fiercely loyal, they have a natural distrust of strangers and, like many other herding dogs, have a tendency for chase aggression. While generally considered to be a robust breed, they can suffer from certain inherited conditions, such as hip and elbow dysplasia and ear infections. This, combined with their high levels of energy and need for extensive amounts of physical activity, make it particularly important to have appropriate insurance, both to protect yourself against 3rd party liability and to protect your dog in case of injury or illness.

Why join the German Shepherd Insurance group?

By joining this group, you will be using the collective buying power you share with other German Shepherd owners to get a better deal on dog insurance. We said that when 50 owners joined the group, we would begin negotiations with pet insurance companies to find the best possible deal for your loyal guardian - 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.

And if you know other German Shepherd owners, why not invite them to join too? The more German Shepherd dogs we have on board, the more powerful the group's negotiating position will become.

Ronny Lavie By Ronny Lavie

FAQs

Top questions answered by us

  • What are the typical health issues for German Shepherds?

    German Shepherds can suffer from hereditary conditions, including hip and elbow dysplasia (which can cause arthritis), ear infections, digestive problems, bloat, epilepsy, blood disorders, chronic eczema and eye problems. Degenerative myelopathy is also common amongst the breed. More information about the various health issues in German Shepherds can be found on the My German Shepherd forum.

  • What is the origin of the German Shepherd breed?

    As the name suggests, the breed was developed in Germany. The breed was first officially introduced in 1882 in Hanover, and the short-haired version in 1889 in Berlin. The name German Shepherd was first registered in 1899, though it wasn’t until the appearance of movie star dogs such as Stongheart and Rin Tin Tin that the breed became widely popular outside of Germany.

  • Are German Shepherds suitable if you live in a flat?

    No. German Shepherds require an extensive amount of exercise, as well as mental stimulation. They are very intelligent and energetic, so need to be constantly challenged and have space to run around. If these needs are not met, the dog can become destructive, even aggressive.

Community questions and answers

best policy 2 GSDs adult and pup

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  • avatar for HelenHelen 10 months ago

    Help best policy for 2 GSD bitches 1 nearly 4 and 1 will be mine at 8 weeks on 15/2 /16

best policy 2 GSDs adult and pup

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  • avatar for HelenHelen 10 months ago

    Help best policy for 2 GSD bitches 1 nearly 4 and 1 will be mine at 8 weeks on 15/2 /16

CANT GET A QUOTE ON MORE THAN

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  • avatar for DebbieDebbie 1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi, i am trying to get aquote on more than through the links, but it will not allow me to 'find my address'. I have tried refreshing, going out etc, but it wont let me do it. any ideas??

  • avatar for HeidiHeidi (Bought By Many staff) 1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi there Debbie, thanks for getting in touch. Do you want to drop me an email to support@boughtbymany.com with your address and I will try and resolve this for you? Kind regards, Heidi

  • avatar for LyndaLynda 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    How much would it cost to insure my German Shepherd she's five years old and in good health

  • avatar for LyndaLynda 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    How much would it cost to insure my German Shepherd she's five years old and in good health

  • avatar for HeidiHeidi (Bought By Many staff) 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi there Lynda, thanks for getting in touch. Please select 'join the group' then 'get a quote' and that will take you through to input your details! Kind regards, Heidi

Furunculosis

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  • avatar for CarrieCarrie 2 years, 8 months ago

    My almost five year old german shepherd has Furunculosis. Does anyone know of a company that I will still be able to get insurance and cover with for this. Thanks!

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How much is basic pet insurance for a German Shepherd Dog?

Based on insuring a 3-year old German Shepherd, for 12 months, in an MK postcode. Minimum criteria: £3,000 vet fees cover. Data as at 11 September 2014.

MORE TH>NBasic£14.08 per month3/5 Defaqto rating
John Lewis InsuranceEssential£20.22 per month4/5 Defaqto ratingQuote
PetplanEssential£19.37 per month3/5 Defaqto ratingQuote

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