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.
Key Coverage to Consider
All of the top five best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.
- Emergency Care
- Cancer Coverage
- Prescription Meds
- Orthopedic Issues
- Hereditary Conditions
- Routine Care – Covered if you have a wellness or preventative care plan
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?
The only way to know exactly how much a policy will cost is to compare quotes from various companies. Each company rates plans based on your dog’s age and the zip code you live in.