Belgian Shepherd Malinois
Did You Know?
One of the reasons Belgian Malinois are favored over German Shepherds for many military operations is that Malinois are better skydivers. Malinois are lighter than German Shepherds, so it’s easier for military parachutists to do tandem jumps with their dogs strapped to them.
Malinois are a generally healthy dog breed with an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years. However, like any large, purebred dog, they are susceptible to hereditary disorders and may require emergency care for accidents and illnesses.
Here is a list of conditions and the cost to treat to give you an idea.
- Hip Dysplasia – $4,000 to $6,000
- Elbow Dysplasia – $3,000 to $6,000
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy – $2,000 to $3,000
- Corneal Dystrophy – $2,000 to $3,000
- Cancer – $5,000 to $20,000
- Cataracts – $2,000 to $3,000
- Torn Ligament – $3.000 to $6,000
- Luxating Patella – $1,500 to $3,000
- Broken Bones – $200 to $5,000
- Foreign Body Ingestion – $500 to $5,000
Source: Dog Health Conditions
Key Coverage to Consider
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Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
How Much Does it Cost?
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