What makes Boxers great pets?
Full of fun, energy and pure joy, Boxers make affectionate, lively, family pets according to the Kennel Club.
This isn't a dog for the faint hearted though – these happy-go-lucky characters have the longest length of 'puppyhood' of all dogs, lasting around three years. But Boxers are loving to their families and will reward you with many years of companionship and loyalty.
Frequently asked questions
Do Boxers have known health conditions?
Although Boxers look tough, they’re actually quite sensitive to a few conditions, some of which are hereditary. They include:
- hip dysplasia
- heart conditions
- eye disease
- some cancers
Hopefully, your Boxer will have a long and healthy life. And if you protect yourself with good Boxer pet insurance you can feel confident that if your dog does get ill, you can give it the best treatment possible.
What types of pet insurance policies are there?
There are four main types of pet insurance for dogs:
- Lifetime policy – the most comprehensive pet insurance cover will cover you for conditions throughout your dog's life. There may be an annual limit to the cover provided, but that is reset when you renew your policy for the following year.
- Maximum benefit – this pays for vet fees up to a certain amount of money with no time restraint. You may find some polices cover all conditions, while others will cover you up to set limits per condition.
- Time limited – this will only cover a condition for 12 months, at which point if your Boxer still needs treatment from a vet for an illness you'll need to pay.
- Accident only – this can cover your dog if it has an accident, but it doesn’t offer cover for any illnesses or medical conditions.
What is third party pet insurance and do I need it?
All sorts of dogs can get into scraps, including boxers, and the breed is known to have a powerful bite. If your dog bites or injures another pet or a person, or if it damages property, third party pet insurance can give you cover if a claim is made against you. When you're looking at policies, you may also see it called third party public liability insurance.
What if my Boxer is lost or stolen?
The worry about losing a dog or having it stolen can be upsetting, but some pet insurance providers aim to make it easier for you. They will help you by offering a reward for finding your dog of paying towards the cost of posters or advertising to help you get your dog back. If all fail, they will pay compensation if he or she isn’t found.
Why should I compare Boxer insurance with Compare the Market?
We can tailor your pet insurance quote to your needs – just tell us about you and your Boxer, and what type of cover you’d like. We’ll then search a selection of the UK’s pet insurance providers and give you a list of quotes in price order, with the cheapest pet insurance quotes first.