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Border Terriers Pet Insurance Overview


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Border Terriers are lively and agile; they are tough and no-frills dogs. Standing about 11 to 16 inches at the shoulder, the breed is distinguished from other terriers by their “otter” head shape. When compared to other small terriers, Border Terriers have longer legs.

When working, Border Terriers can best be described as “hard as nails” but at home, they are affectionate, good-natured, trainable and docile. Canines in this breed require a lot of exercises. They are very adaptable. As long as they get enough exercises, Border Terriers will easily adapt to city life; this is expected because they were bred to be country dogs.

No doubt, this is a wonderful dog breed but like all dogs, you need to take out Border Terriers pet insurance as soon as you purchase or adopt your dog. With the right pet insurance coverage, you will get the assistance you need in paying pet-related medical expenses and hefty veterinary costs. This will help you to take good care of your furry friend.

You should take out Border Terriers pet insurance on time. Genetic diseases usually manifest in pets as they grow old and they can easily become critically ill. Sadly, most pet insurance providers do not cover pre-existing conditions. In other words, you may not access comprehensive pet insurance coverage if you do not take out the coverage on time.

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Why Border Terriers Pet Insurance Is Important

Border Terriers are robust and can endure difficult situations. However, your dog may also be prone to certain health problems such as hip dysplasia, seizures, progressive retinal atrophy, juvenile cataracts, and so forth.

With the rising cost of veterinary care and treatment, you can expect to spend up to $3,000 and even more for most of the conditions. Some pet owners report spending up to $20,000 in multiple surgeries. Such hefty vet bills could put a strain on most pet owners in Canada.

You definitely don’t want to spend such an amount of money out of pocket, do you? Why not take out Border Terriers pet insurance as soon as possible.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Border Terriers might develop:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Heart defects
  • Malocclusions
  • Seizures
  • Patellar luxation
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cryptorchidism, etc.

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Border Terriers Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: UK – Scotland/England

Average height: 12 – 15 inches

Average weight: 13 – 15.5 pounds (male)., 11.5 – 14 pounds (female)

Life expectancy: 12 – 15 years

Colors: Blue & Tan, Grizzle & Tan, Wheaten, Red

Exercise Requirements: 20 – 40 minutes per day

Temperament: Affectionate, Happy, Fearless, Plucky, Obedient, Intelligent, Alert, Even Tempered.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like seizures, hypothyroidism, cryptorchidism, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, heart defects, etc.

Energy level: Average

Tendency to Bark: High

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Border Terriers Pet Insurance News

Since August last year, a nine-year-old border terrier, Toby, has been helping a blind staffie cross in his daily tasks. Toby guides Amos and helps him with tasks like finding his water bowl.

According to the dogs’ owner, Jess Martin, Toby has grown into the role. “he even defends Amos from attacks by other dogs during visits to the park”, she added.

Jess works in HR for the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. She volunteered in a rescue center in Manchester and adopted Amos there. Jess knew that it would be difficult for Amos to find a home since he was born blind.

According to Jess, at first, Toby was wary of Amos but soon, he started protecting him and then grew into helping him around the house. “Toby was the best present I ever got”, Jess said, “He is very independent, and he likes his own space so we are a bit concerned to see how accepting he would be”.

Jess sometimes calls Toby Amos’ bodyguard because he is always there to protect the blind dog.

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Border Terriers Pet Insurance FAQ


Are Border Terriers prone to separation anxiety?

No dog should be left alone for long, certainly, Border terriers should not. If left alone for long, border terriers may develop separation anxiety. This usually results in unwanted behavior such as excessive barking.

Are Border Terriers good family dogs?

Yes. Border Terriers make a great family dog. They are good with children and are also docile and good-natured.

How soon does pet insurance take effect?

Every pet insurance company has a waiting period; this is usually stated in the pet insurance policy document. So, in case of an accident or illness, the pet owner is expected to wait until the waiting period is over before processing the claim. The waiting period may vary from one insurer to the other but it is usually 14 days for illnesses and 48 hours for accidents.

Can you get pet insurance after diagnosis?

In the event that your pet is diagnosed with a medical condition before the start date of the pet insurance policy, the condition will be excluded from the Border Terriers pet insurance coverage but other conditions (which are not diagnosed) will be covered by the pet insurance policy.

What medical conditions are common with Border Terriers?

Several medical conditions are common with Border Terriers. Examples include seizures, hypothyroidism, cryptorchidism, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, heart defects, etc.

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