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Any advice for insurance for our puppy please

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Lokipup, Jan 15, 2021.


  1. Lokipup

    Lokipup PetForums Newbie

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    Hello

    We have an 8 week old puppy who is a cross breed.

    Mum is an american bull dog cross
    Dad is a bully xl cross.

    We are having difficulties insuring our puppy .

    Does anyone have any suggestions or advice please?

    Many thanks
     
  2. 3dogs2cats

    3dogs2cats PetForums VIP

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    You could insure him as and American Bulldog cross or as a mixed breed or mongrel, just make sure whatever you have him down as for insurance and what the vet register him as matches. If you need to make a claim and the vet enters a different breed or cross breed to what you have insured as you may run into problems. This once happened to me, I had a lurcher insured as a lurcher but my vet unbeknown to me had her registered as a Greyhound, when we had to make a claim the insurance company obviously queried it
     
  3. Lokipup

    Lokipup PetForums Newbie

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    Hiya 3dogs2cats

    Thanks for your reply

    This is the thing.

    An american dog crossed with what??
     
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    3dogs2cats PetForums VIP

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    I dont think you need to be specific if insuring as a crossbreed, depends on the insurance company but I think just American Bulldog X would suffice for most. As I have said just make sure your vet registers him the same as you have insured him!
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Ultimately he is a mongrel, not a cross as he has what - four different breeds in his make up if both his parents were crosses?

    Be careful that your vet has him registered as such, and not a bully cross. Many insurance companies wont touch bullys and their numerous varieties.
     
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    Lokipup PetForums Newbie

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    Thankyou so much for your help

    The vet has him registered as an American Bulldog X

    Thankyou for your help
     
  7. Lokipup

    Lokipup PetForums Newbie

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    Cheers

    This has helped me alot

    Thankyou
     
  8. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    I think most insurance companies will have mixed breed in the drop down box - you'll probably have to have a guess of his adult weight based on his parents as there are usually weight categories to choose from. I imagine he will be a large mixed breed.

    You have to be careful that all information is the same across the board to avoid fraudulent claims, or your insurance becoming void due to incorrect info. So vet, microchip etc ideally need to all state mixed breed/mongrel.

    Bear in mind they dont cover certain breeds for a reason. If you put in a claim and the vets paperwork states a breed or cross of that breed that the company doesnt cover, your insurance will be invalid.
     
  9. Lokipup

    Lokipup PetForums Newbie

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    Okay great

    Many thanks
     
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