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German Shepherds have a reputation for being pretty tough. As puppies, they can be a little boisterous, but if trained properly they will grow to be excellent family dogs.
As German Shepherd owners know, these dogs are fiercely loyal to their pack, highly intelligent and very courageous. But if socialised at an early age with clear boundaries, there's no reason for this behaviour to lead to any aggression. They are the preferred breed of the police and armed forces, and form a strong bond with their handler
Taking out pet insurance for your German Shepherd will help keep your dog in the best health possible and protect you from unexpected and expensive vet bills.
German Shepherds can become prone to certain conditions, including:
These dogs need plenty of exercise. If they stay fit and healthy they can live for up to 14 years.
There are four main types of pet insurance for dogs:
Maximum benefit – these policies set a limit to costs covered.
You can see a summary of the differences between these types of policy in our guide to pet insurance
Accident only cover is usually the cheapest option – based on Compare the Market data in May 2018 we found that 50% of our customers could pay £3.01 a month for this type of cover (across all dog breeds).
Even if your German Shepherd is not aggressive, you might find it gets into trouble with other dogs. To avoid the risk of a claim against you, if your dog injures another pet or person, or damage or destroys property, third party pet insurance can give you cover. It's also known as also known as third party public liability insurance.
You will probably need consoling if you your German Shepherd is lost or stolen. But practical help could be at hand too. Some pet insurance policies will offer a reward for finding your dog and pay towards the cost of advertising or posters for their safe return. Policies can also pay compensation if he or she isn't found.
If you'd like to compare pet insurance quotes, we can help. We'll first ask you a few questions about you, your dog and the level of cover you want. We'll then search pet insurance providers and get back to you with great-value pet insurance policies for your German Shepherd.
All you need to do is sit down with your four-legged friend and decide which one suits you both best.