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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Joe7102, Mar 30, 2021.


  1. Joe7102

    Joe7102 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all. First Post here so thanks for reading.

    We have a 10 month old shar pei / American bulldog called Ted.

    We have been trying for some weeks now to get some sort of pet insurance for him but we are really struggling.

    We have found that alot of companies won't insure shar pei's and the ones that will, won't insure american bulldogs. (Although they all let us fill in the whole application before prompting us to the small print that says they won't insure these types of breeds).

    Could anyone point me in the right direction please?
     

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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Is he registered at the vets and on his chip and being an American Bulldog cross?

    If not, id be tempted to just put him down as simply a Shar Pei cross. That breed is clear in the mix - the other one, not so much.
     
  3. Joe7102

    Joe7102 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi. Thanks for the reply. Yes, he is registered as a shar pei cross american bulldog.
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Have you tried bought by many?

    Ive just used their quote function, and they seem to cover both breeds. Doesnt give the option to list both under cross for some reason.
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Finally found the breed exclusions section:

    Dog Breeds

    We are not able to cover dogs or cross-breed of dogs listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. The act considers Pit Bull Terriers, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro to be dangerous dogs. The act also considers dogs that appear similar to these dogs as dangerous dogs.


    In addition, we do not cover Czech Wolfdogs, Saarloos Wolfhounds or other Wolf hybrids. However, our sister company, Exotic Direct, can provide insurance for these dogs.
     
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    Joe7102 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. Was that with "bought by many"?
     
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    Pet Plan insures my Am bull cross and he is registered as an Am bull cross :)
     
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    Arny PetForums VIP

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    I'm sure you have already but have you looked at petplan?
    I adopted an older shar pei and they said they wouldn't normally allow a new policy on shar pei over 5 so they do cover them but not sure on the American bulldog.

    I think more the issue will be getting a competitive price, petplan certainly priced us out (although we adopted knowing we wouldn't be taking out insurance).
    These are dogs that are likely to need the vet often and for some pricey issues so they know they'll have to pay out a lot.
     
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    Joe7102 PetForums Newbie

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    Hmm. It seems you have to enter it as shar pei then american bulldog on petplan.

    Thanks all for your help guys
     

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