German Shepherd insurance
When you’re weighing up the pros and cons of getting a German Shepherd, don’t forget to factor in dog insurance. Everyone wants to be able to give their dog the best chance if they have a health problem or need emergency treatment. And these problems can be as unexpected as they are unwanted. Knowing that your German Shepherd has dog insurance can be very reassuring. German Shepherd puppy and dog insurance can help cover the cost of vet bills for surgery and medication. It can also help with any ongoing expenses and vet visits.
Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance
You can take out Sainsbury’s Bank dog insurance as long as your puppy is over 8 weeks old and your dog is less than 8 years of age. Once you have cover in place with us, you can insure your dog up to any age as long as you keep renewing the policy without a break.
How to care for a German Shepherd
Before you decide to get a German Shepherd, make sure you know how to care for them. Feeding and nutrition, grooming, exercise, health care and German Shepherd insurance are all very important parts of your dog’s welfare.
Temperament and behaviour
German Shepherds are intelligent, friendly, courageous and energetic. But can be protective of their owners. This may cause antisocial and aggressive behaviour if they’re not socialised and trained properly from an early age.
It’s important to give your German Shepherd plenty of daily mental and physical stimulation to keep them occupied. This will prevent them from getting up to no good and causing trouble at home. Any dog that is left to fend for itself for any length of time will more than likely end up with unwanted behavioural problems.
Common health problems
German Shepherds are known to suffer from several health problems, which is why it’s important to take out dog insurance.
So, is a German Shepherd right for you?
German Shepherds can make great family pets. But they can also be hard to handle if they’re not given the right training as puppies and throughout their adult lives. Make sure you consider all the characteristics of this energetic and protective breed before welcoming one into your family. Knowing your dog’s needs will help you live a happy life together.
How long do German Shepherd’s live?
German Shepherds have an average lifespan of over 10 years. However, if they live a healthy and happy life and are cared for properly, they could well reach over 13 old. This is a good age for a larger sized dog.
How much does a German Shepherd cost?
If you buy your German Shepherd from a reputable breeder, you’re probably going to have to spend around £500-2500 for a puppy. Adult dogs that already have some basic training might cost even more.
Are German Shepherds good with kids?
Well-trained German shepherds are calm and patient, so they’re usually good around children. However, any breed that hasn’t been properly socialised as a puppy could be aggressive towards a child. It’s really important to remember that dogs should never be left alone with children, no matter how well-behaved the dog may seem.
Are German Shepherds aggressive?
Due to their loyal and protective nature, German Shepherds can be prone to antisocial and aggressive behaviour. But, with correct socialisation and training, they can make great pets to have around the family. If you take your dog to socialisation or training classes, you’re more likely to end up with a calm and sociable dog as a result.
Is a German Shepherd the same as an Alsatian?
Yes, it is. German Shepherds have also been known as Alsatians for many years. The name comes from the Alsace region on the border between France and Germany. In some parts of Europe, they’re still called Alsatians, but in the UK, they’re usually called German Shepherds.