Belgian Shepherd Malinois Dogs
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.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Elbow Dysplasia||$3,000 to $5,000|
|Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Corneal Dystrophy||$2,000 to $3,000|
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||$2,000 to $3,000|
|Cataracts||$2,000 to $3,000|
|Broken Bones||$200 to $5,000|
|Torn Ligaments||$3,000 to $6,000|
|Foreign Body Ingestion||$500 to $5,000|
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.
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?
Below are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much pet insurance will cost for your Belgian Malinois dog.
The only way to know exactly how much a policy will cost is to compare quotes from various companies.
Source: Pet Insurance Cost