Staffordshire Bull Terriers, known affectionately as Staffies, are a fairly healthy breed. However, a number of genetic conditions have been identified with these dogs meaning they may be prone to several health conditions.
So, to avoid paying out hundreds at the vets, check out our guide to everything you need to know about insuring your Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
What is the best type of insurance for your Staffie?
Staffies are generally a healthy breed of dog, but it is always good to be prepared for any eventuality.
A maximum benefit policy is ideal for staffies as it provides cover should something go wrong but you don’t have to pay through the nose for it. With a maximum benefit you are also able to claim more than once for a condition, and there is no time constraint on new conditions. However, be aware that the financial limit for each condition doesn’t restart, even with the renewal of the policy, and so you will have to be prepared to pay for any further treatments yourself once it is reached.
If this doesn’t appeal to you, a lifetime policy may be better for you. Whilst this policy is more expensive, it limits the likelihood that you will have to fund treatments as the financial limit for each condition restarts each year with the renewal of the policy.
Average cost of Staffordshire Bull Terrier pet insurance
To provide you with an average figure of how much it could you to insure your Staffordshire Bull Terrier, we ran a number of quotes from a selection of trustworthy pet insurance companies. Our results estimated that, on average, you could insure your Staffordshire Bull Terrier with a lifetime insurance policy for the cost of £16.83 a month, or an annual payment of £186.77. Additionally, you could insure your Staffie with a maximum benefit policy for an average price of £15.35 a month or an annual payment of £178.55. To run these quotes we used the following pet information:
- Bought for £400
- No pre-existing conditions
- Vaccinations up to date
- Non aggressive
Common health problems for Staffordshire Bull Terriers
Despite being a generally healthy breed, there are several conditions that your Staffie could be prone to due to their genetics and size. Whilst your pup may not experience these conditions, it is best to be prepared and consider them when choosing your pet insurance plan.
- Hip dysplasia
- Mast cell tumours
- Cruciate ligaments
- Corneal ulcers
Average treatments cost for Staffordshire Bull Terriers
If you are deciding between two policies such as maximum benefit policy and a lifetime policy, it can be helpful to be aware of the average cost of treatments for common illnesses your pooch could experience. In addition, the table below can also guide you in relation to financial limits.
Below is a list of the average treatment costs for common illnesses:
|Health Problem||Average treatment cost|
|Mast cell tumours||£650|
Fun facts about Staffordshire Bull Terriers
- Staffordshire Bull Terriers are one of the most sensitive breeds of dog, and will often respond greatly to their owners feelings and emotions.
- The breed dates back to the 19th Century, when they were created by crossbreeding bulldogs and terriers.
- These dogs are incredibly loyal and compassionate, as well as muscular and strong.
- They are very affectionate, and love to give kisses and snuggle up to their owner on the sofa.
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