Cockapoos are a cross between cocker spaniels and poodles. They are cheeky, affectionate dogs that came into fashion in the 1960s. When you’re choosing the right insurance, there are several key aspects to consider and you’ll want to know what costs to expect. So we’ve put together this guide.
What is the best type of insurance for your cockapoo?
Not every insurance policy suits every dog, as every breed has different medical requirements.
Cockapoos are well suited to an accident-only or maximum benefit policy. With care, your pup should stay fit and healthy so if you can offer them a safe and happy home then a basic insurance plan may be a better match. However, there is always a chance that they may develop an illness common to their breed.
With a maximum benefit policy, you can claim more than once for the same condition, up to a financial limit. Be aware that once this limit is reached, you would then need to pay for any further treatment yourself. So make sure you pick a policy with a high enough financial limit that suits your dog’s health requirements, and your wallet.
Average pet insurance cost for a cockapoo
To provide you with a ballpark for the cost of insuring a cockapoo, we ran a series of quotes from a number of pet insurance companies, using a scenario. Our results estimated that on average, you could insure your cockapoo with a maximum benefit policy for instalments of £10.90 a month, or a single annual payment of £126.92. To run these quotes, we used the following pet information:
- Bought for £800
- No pre-existing conditions
- Vaccinations up to date
- Non aggressive
Common health problems for cockapoos
Despite being healthier than either of its parent breeds, cockapoo’s are still prone to a number of common ailments. Whilst most of these illnesses are likely to be treated with a one-off visit to the vet, it’s still important to factor them into your insurance decision incase they become ongoing or start to re-occur.
Common illnesses for cockapoos include:
- Dislocated knee cap
- Skin conditions
- Otitis externa
Average treatments cost for cockapoos
We researched the average treatment costs of some of the medical issues associated with cockapoo’s, in order to ascertain the average cost of their treatment. The results can be found below:
|Health Problem||Average treatment cost|
|Arthritis & joint issues||£230|
Fun facts about cockapoos
- Some people believe this popular breed of dog came into existence by accident.
- These dogs are very easy to train as they have a strong desire to please their owners.
- They are usually healthier than both of their parent breeds. This is because they don’t share any of the same genetic defects that are often found in the poodle and the cocker spaniel.
- Cockapoos make great family dogs as they are super friendly and affectionate.
Your pet cockapoo might bring endless amounts of joy to your life so protecting them accidents or health conditions is only natural.
You may find that an accident-only or maximum benefit policy suits you and your cockapoo’s needs better than other types. With a maximum benefit policy, if your furry friend develops a health condition, you’ll be able to make more than one claim for the same condition until you reach the limit. This may help but only if you settle on a limit that matches your dog’s needs, otherwise you could find yourself out of pocket.
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