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Frequently asked questions

  • Do German Shepherd have any known health conditions?
  • What types of pet insurance policies are there?
  • What is third party pet insurance and do I need it?
  • What if my German Shepherd is lost or stolen?
  • Why should I compare German Shepherd insurance with Compare the Market?

Do German Shepherd have any known health conditions?

German Shepherds can become prone to certain conditions, including:

  • hip and elbow dysplasia
  • eye disease
  • bloating of the stomach
  • haemophilia

These dogs need plenty of exercise. If they stay fit and healthy they can live for up to 14 years.

What types of pet insurance policies are there?

There are four main types of pet insurance for dogs:

Lifetime policy

Maximum benefit – these policies set a limit to costs covered.

Time limited

Accident only

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).

What is third party pet insurance and do I need it?

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.

What if my German Shepherd is lost or stolen?

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.

Why should I compare German Shepherd insurance with Compare the Market?

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.

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