The cocker spaniel is one of the most popular dog breeds in the UK. But how costly are they to insure? And which companies might give the best quotes?
In September 2018 The Pet Insurance Guide surveyed more 16 leading pet insurance companies to discover the relative cost of insuring more than 50 different breeds of dog. The survey had two aims
a) To identify which dog breeds were most and least expensive to insure
b) To identify which insurance companies might produce the best value quotes for each breed. (We did this by comparing the quote for a particular breed with the average quote for that insurer as we believe this shows how the insurer rates the risk posed by that breed.)
Pet Insurance Quotes for Cocker Spaniels
Cocker spaniels are cheaper to insure than many other breeds. They cost roughly the same as a Miniature Schnauzer to insure. They are about 15% cheaper to insure than their Springer Spaniel cousins. They are also much cheaper to insure than the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
On average the premiums for cocker spaniels are about 15% more than for their cousins, the cocker spaniels. They are though less expensive to insure than the Cavalier King Charles spaniels who although they are smaller tend to have more known health problems.
How Different Insurance Companies Rate Cocker Spaniels
Lowest Risk Ratings
The five pet insurance companies which had the lowest risk rating for the cocker spaniel and therefore more likely to give you a competitive quote were
Highest Risk Ratings
The five pet insurance companies which had the highest risk rating for Cocker Spaniels and therefore least likely to give you a competitive quote were
Lifetime Pet Cover
Although premiums will always be an important factor, you must remember that there are many differences between pet insurance policies. This means it is very important always to do your research thoroughly – and always read the small print!
A dog’s breed is only one factor that pet insurance companies use to determine premium (the other major factors are sex, age, postcode). However all other things being equal you are likely to get a more competitive quote for your cocker spaniel from the companies listed as rating the breed as below average risk. So it is certainly worth checking them out!