Dog insurance for pedigree dogs

Cover for pedigree pups

Everything you need to know about buying insurance for a pedigree.

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What is a pedigree dog?

At ManyPets, we use the terms pedigree and purebred interchangeably to refer to pups whose parents are the same breed. Why make things more complicated? So if your dog has two pug parents, that means you’ve got a pedigree Pug. And if both parents are Puggles, it's a pedigree Puggle. Simple.

Away from insurance, some people take the term pedigree to mean a dog with an official recorded family tree, who has been registered with a breed club. So if having a recognised pedigree is important to you, you’ll need to check that your new dog comes with this documentation.

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Learn more about your pedigree

These are some of the most popular pedigree dogs we provide cover for.

How much does pedigree dog insurance cost?

The cost of any dog’s insurance depends on several factors. Their age, your location, their breed – it all has an impact. Why? Well, we know that some breeds are more prone to health conditions than others. And while many pedigrees are very healthy, there are others who are known to develop certain hereditary issues. This can affect your premium price – something worth being aware of when picking a breed. 

How do I buy or adopt a pedigree dog?

When purchasing a puppy, it’s important to find a trustworthy breeder. There are many private sellers and puppy farms out there who put on a credible front while breeding dogs in terrible conditions using unethical practices. Not only is this cruel, but often produces sickly pups.

Your best bet is to go with a Kennel Club Assured breeder, or one with a licence. They should have up-to-date paperwork, have made sure your dog is microchipped, will provide all the information you need about your new pup and much more.

While it’s not impossible to adopt a pedigree dog, your chances of coming across one at a rescue centre are relatively slim. However, if your heart is set on a particular breed, keep checking in with a few shelters and connect with your local dog owner community. They may hear of someone looking to rehome a beloved pet and put you in touch.