About this group
Playful, energetic and loyal, it is no surprise Labradors are the most popular breed of dog in the UK. However, their excitable nature can sometimes be a little hard to handle, as demonstrated by the book and movie ‘Marley and Me.’
Some breeders decided to deal with this issue by crossing their Labradors with other breeds. One of the most popular Labrador crosses is the Labradoodle – a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle, which was first created in 1988 by Australian breeder Wally Conron. Since then, several other cross breeds have been added to the long list of Labrador crosses, including the Springador – Labrador / Springer Spaniel cross; the Borador – a Labrador / Border Collie cross and the Spanador – Labrador / Cocker Spaniel cross.
As these are all cross breeds, their exact look and temperament are impossible to predict and depend on which parent breed they take after more. It is important to remember that if a breeder tells you they can guarantee the dog will have more similar traits to one of the breeds over the other, they are not being truthful and can consequently cause a difficult situation later on for both you and your new pup.
Generally speaking, cross breeds tend to be cheaper to insure, as they typically suffer from less genetic disorders than a pedigree dog. That said, it is still important to have good insurance for your pet, as no animal is excluded from illness or injury, and of course insurance offers third party liability insurance, which can end up saving you vast amounts of money.
By joining this group, you club together with other owners of Labrador crosses to get a better deal on insurance for your dog. So, whether you own a Labradoodle, Springador, Borador, Spanador, Dachsador, Labmaraner or any other brilliantly named Labrador cross, click the ‘join the group’ button and get your quote.
Community questions and answers
Hi Im new to this site. Hope someone can help.☺ I have 2 pets. one cat 7 years old female. and a 1 year old male lab/retreiver. I am with tesco insurance for the dog and pet plan for the cat. I started the cat off on tesco insurance too cats never really been ill. I am thinking of putting the dog on pet plan before the age of 3 as i did with the cat on the lifetime cover but its a bit expensive for the dog i th8nk is 2as about 46 pound a month thru petplan. Can anyone suggest a good lifetime insurance company for my dog bruno please. ☺ at a reasonable price. Not sure what per plans like as uve never had to use them.
Hi there Sue Thanks for getting in touch. Our article on the top pet insurance for dogs may be of use to you, as it will help you to see which providers offer good service/value for money. https://boughtbymany.com/news/article/best-pet-insurance-for-dogs-2013-uk/ I hope that helps! Kind regards Heidi
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I have joined the Labrador cross group. But I cannot get into the quote. Help please
Hi there Sue, thanks for getting in touch. I am sorry to hear that. What seems to be the problem? There should be an orange button at the top of the page, that says either 'join the group' or 'get a quote' and that will take you through. Kind regards, Heidi
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Any one have any dealings with Pet Protect dog insurance, £13.93 a month' lifetime cover' 6,000 vet fees' dental 1,000' up to 50% off specialist food/diet for life' 450. behavioural' 450. complementary' accidental death 750.' lost/stolen 1,000' ??! Or should I go for pet plan covered for life classic 7,000 £29.00 ???!! (I have 9 week old black Labrador cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier).
Hi Helen, Generally speaking, different companies and policies work best for different people. However, you might find our 'best pet insurance for dogs' article useful - https://boughtbymany.com/news/article/best-pet-insurance-for-dogs-2013-uk/