Boxer Dog Overview
Boxer Breed Intro
The Boxer Dog was bred as a working dog in Germany and first appeared in 1895 at a show in Munich. Boxers are one of the most popular breeds in America and annually rank in the top 10.
Interesting Fact: Boxers are either fawn or brindle (tan with black stripes) but never black.
Potential Boxer Health Issues
Boxers have an average lifespan between 10 to 12 years and are prone to several, unique hereditary disorders that you should be aware of.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Canine Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Boxer Cardiomyopathy||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Boxer Colitis||$80 to $100|
|Aortic Stenosis||$3,000 to $6,000|
|Gastric Torsion||$1,500 to $7,500|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Elbow Dysplasia||$3,000 to $6,000|
|Luxating Patella||$1,500 to $3,000|
Sad Stat: Cancer accounts for nearly 40% of all Boxer deaths.
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.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
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?
Here is a sample of what comprehensive coverage would cost for a three year-old Boxer across the country.