How to determine dogs breed for insurance?
edited 16 May at 8:44AM in Pets & Pet Care
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We are rehoming a 15 week old dog from the RSPCA, which they believe is a Cane Corso Usually you get 4 weeks insurance when you adopt a dog from the RSPCA, but they have just advised us that their insurance company does not offer cover for Cane Corsos. I have looked online at a couple of companies, but the breed doesn’t appear in their drop down boxes, so I’ve got to call up and see if they provide cover. My query though is whether the dog is actually a Cane Corso, as his mum only weighs 35kg & the pup himself only 7kg at 15 weeks, which is very small for the breed. The dogs were seized from an unlicensed breeder & the RSPCA were told that they were of that breed, but there is no evidence & they have never seen the dad. If the dog doesn’t fit into the breed standards, would we be able to register him as a mixed/unknown breed and insure him that way, or should we try to do a DNA test (I’m not sure how reliable they are?) to determine his breed? I was thinking that maybe our vet could help once he’s a bit bigger, but obviously they are not currently open to see him! Does anyone have any advice or know of insurance companies that cover larger breeds at all..?
Thanks a lot!
Thanks a lot!
I don't think I can hang on til Friday...