German Shepherd Insurance

German shepherds make excellent pets because they are easy to train and have protective personalities. With our award-winning policies, we can protect you against unexpected vet bills. Get a quote below.


Why Pet Owners Love German Shepherds

These dogs are best known for their self-confidence, physique, and intelligence, which are perfect for training and development.

German shepherds can improve their skills with just a few training sessions.

Leaving these dogs without a task will often make them act out of their training. So, choose the German shepherd breed only if you are ready to spend quality time with the pet.

Because these dogs develop a protective instinct for their family at a young age, they make excellent guard dogs.

However, they have many common health problems, which can be expensive.


Facts and Characteristics of the German Shepherd Breed

Following are some remarkable characteristics that make German shepherds the perfect pet choice for your home.

  • German shepherds have a naturally curious personality.
  • They love exploring almost anything they find interesting.
  • They are incredibly smart.
  • German shepherds are a mouthy breed and bark often.
  • They have highly versatile personalities.
  • They are a medium-sized dog with a lengthy body that is strong and muscular.

Due to their love and protectiveness of their pet parents, German shepherds have always been very popular pets around the world.

People enjoy German shepherds as pets, and it is estimated that there are over 6,000 of them in Australia alone. However, maintaining these dogs as pets may require a large investment in their purchase and ongoing care.

German shepherds tend to develop health conditions like most other dog breeds. Fortunately, German shepherds generally have good health, and may only face health complications after reaching older age.


Common Health Conditions that German Shepherds Develop

German shepherds have rather ordinary health issues. Similar to other breeds, health issues are more prone to emerge as they age.

The following are some common medical problems that you may need to manage:

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Bloat
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataracts
  • Compulsive Behaviours
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) of the Knee/Spine
  • Osteochondrosis of the Shoulder
  • Perianal Fistula

Your German Shepherd pet might develop a variety of ailments over time. Treating your pet for these conditions as soon as possible might help you avoid further complications. However, treatments are expensive.

Why should I have Dog Insurance?

Pet insurance for your dog is an insurance agreement policy that provides pet owners with the financial coverage they need to provide the best care possible. These insurance policies are popular in Australia because they allow pet owners to care for their pets without having to worry about unexpectedly spending a large sum of money in the event of an accident or illness.

German Shepherd sitting in the middle of a country road

Types of Dog Insurance for German Shepherds

Let’s talk about the different Dog insurance policies you can choose from for your German Shepherd.

Umbrella for Life

Umbrella for Life is a level of cover included in all plans except for Economy and is valid throughout the pet’s life. Providing peace of mind, you’re covered and able to continue to claim for the treatment for on-going eligible illness or injuries throughout your German Shepherd’s life, provided you continue and renew your policy without any breaks in cover.

Superior Plans

A popular choice for pet owners. For those who desire the best coverage for their Shepherd, these plans provide the highest level of comprehensive coverage currently offered.

These policies are ideal for dog owners looking for financial coverage because they provide the maximum benefits for eligible veterinary bills. With three levels of cover to choose from and including Umbrella for Life coverage. The opportunity to add a range of optional extras to your coverage is another feature of Superior Plans.

Mid-range Plans

The Mid-Range Plans are another popular option for German Shepherd owners because they are more affordable while still offering high-quality protection for your dog.

Mid-Range plans provide three levels of cover with Umbrella for Life, just like Superior Plans.

If the unthinkable happened and your pet was involved in an accident or other similar situation, the policy plan offers financial coverage for eligible veterinary expenses. The Mid-range plans, which let you select your chosen benefit percentage, excess and co-payment limits, are perfect for high-energy and playful pets.

Your plans can be boosted, and you can select optional day-to-day benefits.

Safety-Net Plans

The Safety Net coverage is exactly that. Acting as a safety net if the unexpected was to occur or an emergency arises.

Under the range of Catastrophe plans available, there is no waiting period for injury, with Vet Fee excess and co-payment options. Our Economy plans offer coverage for older dogs of 4 years plus, which may be suitable for pet owners of older dogs. Terms and conditions will apply*. Older dogs can be more prone to falling sick or have severe medical conditions.

Pet parents with older dogs are likelier to spend more on their treatment, but the maximum benefit coverage can help pay for these costs quickly.


Receive Award-Winning Service From Petcover

Getting Pet insurance for your Shepherd, is a great way to get financial coverage for your pet. It can allow pet owners to provide the best care to their pets and ensure their well-being in the long run.

However, selecting the right professional for insurance cover is essential.

Therefore, we suggest reaching out to our professionals at Petcover Group, and we will help you choose the best plan and cover for your pet.

Reach out to us today!

*Terms and Conditions apply. Dogs must be between 8 weeks to 5 years. Cover subject to eligibility criteria, excludes pre-existing conditions, excesses, age limits and waiting periods apply. Please consider the PDS and TMD on product page on our website, before deciding to purchase the product.