If you’re looking at investing in personal protection dogs, it might be wise to avoid buying a Chow Chow, as new research has revealed that these dogs are in fact the most claim prone, so you could find yourself spending a lot of money on insurance.
Conducted by Direct Line Pet Insurance, the study found that 64 per cent of these dogs have had incidents that resulted in their owners having to make a claim, while boxers and bull terriers were the second and third most claim-prone breeds.
The top ten was made up of Chow Chows, boxers, bull terriers, Doberman pinschers, American bulldogs, Great Danes, giant schnauzers, bulldogs, Dogue de Bordeaux and Rottweilers.
One reason why Chow Chows may head up the rundown is because they are prone to a large number of different health problems, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, and entropion. Where the eyelids turn inwards and cause pain and irritation to the dog.
“The most claim-prone dogs tend to be larger breeds because they are generally susceptible to more genetic health issues, often around bone development, and have a shorter life span,” veterinary nurse with the company Madeline Pike said.
Some of the healthiest dogs include border collies, Siberian huskies, Australian cattle dogs, Samoyeds and Icelandic sheepdogs. It might be wise to do some research into healthy dog breeds before you invest in one to serve as a family protection dog. If you need further advice, give us a call here at Total K9 today.