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Shetland Sheepdog's Health Insurance

Shetlands are a small breed of dog that were originally bred to protect and herd sheep - something which they are still used for in the Shetland Islands today. They are one of the most loyal breeds of dogs that you can have, making them the perfect companion and family dog. They are also a good guard dog as they will bark to alert you to unusual activities. They are very intelligent, lively and easy to train.

Due to them being first bred as herding dogs, Shetlands have it in their nature to chase after things, from a ball to small animals. This also means that they enjoy going off and exploring their local surroundings if they get the chance. An insurance policy is advisable to ensure that they are protected against injury and you are insured if they cause damage to someone else's property.

Due to their herding background they like to keep busy, which is one of the reasons why they live well wth children and enjoy playing in the garden with them.

They have health issues similar to Rough Collie dogs, as they have the tenancy to inherit eye diseases. This is something that you should look into when your puppy is first born. You can take them to a vet who will be able to look at their eyes and see if there are any problems. In some cases they are able to link problems to something that they might suffer from in the future such as epilepsy. However getting them checked at a young age will mean that if they might suffer from something in the future, vets will probably be able to give them treatment early on to help them in some way.

As a breed they are also known to sometimes suffer from Von Willebrand disease. This is again an inherited problem that results in blood clotting. There are three levels of the illness and those with the worst form are unlikely to live very long. However in recent years there have been medical developments that now mean you can get the DNA tested by your vets, something which is advised.

Shetland Sheepdog's Pet Insurance

Insurer Policy Name Max Vets Fees Claim Basis Annual Policy Per Condition Life Long Online Discount Multi Pet More Info
Complete £15000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Fixed For Life £7000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Moneyback £7000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Pre-Existing £7000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Regular £7000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Select Plus £5000 Per Policy Year Not an annual policy Not an Per Condition Life Long 20% off when you buy online (new customers for 1st year only, may be withdrawn at any time). Pet Insurance provided by Allianz Insurance plc. N/A Get Quotes
Insurance £12000 Per Year Not an annual policy Not an Per Condition Life Long 20% 5% Get Quotes
£7000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% N/A Get Quotes
Essential £3000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% 5% Get Quotes
Premier £7000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% 5% Get Quotes
Standard £4000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% 5% Get Quotes
Insurance £10000 Per Year Not an annual policy Not an Per Condition Life Long N/A N/A Get Quotes