Most Expensive Dog Breeds to Care For Revealed

Pet insurance company discloses dog breeds with the most expensive and common health issues.

Posted: September 24, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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Seattle-based pet health insurance company Trupanion has released the top five most expensive dog breeds to care for based on pet insurance claims submitted by the company’s policyholders since August 2000. They are:

Bulldog Bulldog – This dog breed is prone to cherry eye, brachycephalic syndrome, elongated soft palate, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and stenotic nares. The total amount spent on this breed was about $1.2 million, with 84 percent related to illnesses and 16 percent to accidents. The average claim amount is $370.57.
Bernese Mountain Dog Bernese Mountain Dog – This dog breed is prone to cataracts, elbow dysplasia, gastric torsion and mast cell tumors. The total amount spent on this breed was $550,000, with 76 percent associated with illness and 24 percent with accidents. The average claim amount is $412.85.
Rottweiler Rottweiler – Health conditions associated with this breed are allergies, elbow dysplasia, gastric torsion and hypothyroidism. The total amount spent on this dog breed was about $530,000, with 63 percent associated with illnesses and 37 percent for accidents. The average claim amount is $567.53.
Great Dane Great Dane – Common health issues are cardiomyopathy, elbow dysplasia, gastric torsion and hip dysplasia. The total amount spent on this breed was about $460,000, with 77 percent associated with illnesses and 23 percent with accidents. The average claim amount is $385.49.
French Bulldog

French Bulldog – This dog breed is prone to allergies, brachycephalic syndrome, hip dysplasia and stenotic nares. The total amount spent on this breed was about $380,000, with 87 percent associated with illnesses and 13 percent with accidents. The average claim amount is $355.63.

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S.M.   Tucson, AZ

9/27/2010 6:02:06 PM

Very interesting!

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Anna   Maple Grove, MN

9/25/2010 8:34:31 PM

I thought the article was very interesting!

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Mary   fulton, MO

9/25/2010 12:16:53 PM

Bernese Mountain dogs are the most gentle,sweet,cuddly
dogs,
Will just have to take care of them as these things happen~Love the bernese mountain dog

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Ashley   Cosby, TN

9/25/2010 6:42:38 AM

Good to know. Thanks!

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