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Alystone bulldog insurance

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Starynight29, Jun 7, 2021.


  1. Starynight29

    Starynight29 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all,

    We have recently purchased an alystone bulldog and I'm now looking to insure him. I'm struggling to find the specific breed on insures lists however have found bulldog and Dorset OLde Tyme Bulldog. I'm wondering if I should be picking one of these. The only site I have seen alystone on is petplan.

    Any advice would be helpful!
     
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    BlueJay Pack of Losers

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    What is he registered with the vet as?
    Ideally should be the same to avoid any potential issues with paying out!

    You could always contact the insurance company direct and ask, too.
     
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    Starynight29 PetForums Newbie

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    He was registered at a vets through the breeder but I am yet to do this as I was going to complete both tasks on the same day.

    Other paperwork we have he's an aylestone bulldog but the only insurance I have seen with that breed in the list is petplan so was thinking maybe he just needs to go down as a bulldog.
     
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    BlueJay Pack of Losers

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    If not on the list otherwise, I might be tempted to put him down as a bulldog mix.
    Not being a recognised breed you might get away with it (again, assuming he's down as the same thing at your vets), just as 'typical' english bulldogs are more a pile of health issues than they are actual dog, which would probably rocket your quote price though the roof
     
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    Starynight29 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. I will contact the vets for their advice they hopefully will be able to point me in the right direction.
     
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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    Or just go with PetPlan. They may not seem to be the cheapest, but when many other companies quibble about paying out, PetPlan do pay out. And most vets will accept direct payment from them so you don;t have to pay out first then claim back - most vets only do this with a very restricted number of insurers. Their premiums don't rise as much as most others. too.
    As Aylstone bulldog is on their list, the premium would have been assessed against the likely health problems they might encounter, so it should be a fair price.
     
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    Mum2Ozzy PetForums Member

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    I'd stick with petplan too. There might be other cheaper ones but like above, petplan are well known for paying up and to me it was important that they deal directly with the vets because i don't have a financial backup to fork out thousands of pounds first to pay vets and then claim back from insurance x
     
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