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The fifth most popular registered dog in the UK, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are strong and amazingly energetic. Although the breed has had a bad press for aggression, Staffies are actually easy going, intelligent and loyal, making them great family pets. Consider getting pet insurance so that your dog stays healthy and happy for years to come.
Yes. Hopefully your Staffordshire Bull Terrier will live a long and healthy life, but it's worth knowing about the health conditions the breed can be prone to. These include:
These can be expensive to treat, as X-rays, tests and surgery could be needed – which is where having good pet insurance comes in.
There are four main types of pet insurance for dogs.
Accident only – this type of cover means you'll be able to claim for the costs of treatment following an accident, but not for any costs associated with an illness. This makes accident only cover usually the cheapest option, but you could face steep vet bills if your Staffie becomes unwell.
Time limited – the length of time during which you can claim when your dog has a particular condition is restricted, usually for up to 12 months. If the condition continues, after the limited period is up, you'll need to pay all the bills.
Max benefit – this covers one or more conditions up to a fixed amount of money without time constraints. Once you've hit the limit, you can't make any more claims.
Lifetime – this is the most comprehensive type of pet insurance available. It covers injuries, illnesses and accidents for the entire lifetime of your Staffie. These policies can also include extras such as dental cover, but the price will reflect the wide-ranging coverage.
Third party pet insurance, also known as third party public liability insurance, can give you cover if your dog accidentally injures another pet or a person, or if it damages someone's property.
Losing a dog or having it stolen can be heart-breaking. To try and help, some pet insurance policies will help you by offering a reward for finding your dog – or compensation if he or she is not found.
We can tailor your pet insurance quote to your needs – just tell us about you and your Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and what type of cover you'd like. Once you've finished, we'll 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.