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Pet insurance quote for a new puppy. Current weight or anticipated final weight for quote??

edited 27 April 2020 at 2:39PM in Pets & pet care
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edited 27 April 2020 at 2:39PM in Pets & pet care
Hi all, I am insuring our new lurcher puppy but when it asks me what weight is the dog do I give the weight he is now ?? a growing pup or the estimated fully grown weight? Apologies if a stupid question. 


  • elsienelsien Forumite
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    I don't remember ever being specifically asked that, but they tend to want to know what size/breed the dog will end up as, as the giant breeds (for example) can be more costly due to the impact of their weight than your bog standard jack russell. More impact on the joints, more expensive to anaesthetise etc. 
     So my suggestion would be to go with the likely size for your puppy's breed if known. Or phone up and ask them if you're looking at specific insurers. 
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    If insuring a crossbreed/mongrel they do sometime ask for the weight to establish whether it is a small crossbreed or a large one. Lurchers  can vary in size depending on what   cross they are.
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