Boxer Dog Insurance
We supply award-winning Lifetime Boxer Insurance
We love Boxers!
Boxers are energetic and high-spirited dogs who are often goofy and playful with their owners and other dogs. As puppies they are just undeniably cute, they are very patient and love their families so make great, loyal companions!
Boxer dogs love human interaction and playing a wide variety of games. They are loyal, intelligent, athletic, and especially great if you have an active lifestyle. Despite coming from a hunting background, they are kind and affectionate towards families if trained correctly.
Did you know...
- 54% of our Boxer owners made a claim in their first two years with us. Fortunately, we pay 97% of all the claims we receive.
- 93% of the claims we received for Boxers were for illness, with only 7% for injury. Many of those claims were for lifelong conditions.
- Our highest payment for a Boxer in the last 12 months is £11,976 for tetanus.
The five most common conditions that our Boxer customers claimed for were:
|Condition:||Average claim payment|
|Cruciate ligament disorders||£1029.17|
Common Health Problems for Boxers
Boxers are at risk of health problems, however there's a good chance your dog will live a long and high-quality life.
Boxers are prone to developing mast cell tumours and sarcomas, which you may see or feel on their body. Many experts suggest Boxer dogs are almost three times more likely to require tumour treatment than other breeds. Brain and mast cell tumours are among the most common types of tumours affecting this breed. They can also grow cysts, warts, and non-cancerous lumps, which can usually be treated with surgery.
Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)
As Boxer dogs have shorter faces, they can often develop severe breathing issues. Common symptoms include loud breathing and tiredness as they cannot breathe in enough oxygen. Typically, BOAS affects Boxers between one and three years old however it can also be developed at a younger age. Unfortunately, this problem is common for this breed and can often result in the dog fainting or collapsing, especially in hot weather.
Boxers are at risk of life-threatening heart problems such as Boxer Cardiomyopathy, which can result in weakness or sudden cardiac death. Unfortunately, as the root cause of this problem is unknown, treatment can improve the symptoms but can't provide a solution.
Bone and joint problems
Boxer dogs experience various musculoskeletal issues, including ruptures in the knee joint and hip dysplasia. To help with these problems, it is vital to keep your Boxer at a healthy weight and limit activities that place more significant pressure on the joints, such as ball fetching. Additionally, joint supplements can help slow down the development of these problems.
Health Tips for your Border Terrier
Boxers require at least two hours of daily exercise as they are one of the most active dog breeds. Make sure you include a mix of reward-based activities as your dog will love playing, and this will reduce the desire for them to jump up on other dogs. However, you must ensure you don't overdo it when the weather is warmer, as Boxers can have issues with breathing due to the shape of their head. Additionally, Boxers dogs can suffer from heatstroke, which can be deadly if exercised too much in hot weather. For this reason, it's often recommended to spread exercise throughout the day so they have enough rest time.
Boxers typically have a high level of activity and will require high-quality food. A mix of wet and dry food and crunchy biscuits to maintain dental health is often recommended. It's essential to be aware that you should not feed your Boxer dog right before exercise to lower the chance of gastric issues. The amount of food required depends on their age, size, and exercise habits.
“Boxer puppies are irresistibly cute and have boundless enthusiasm for life. As they grow older we do perhaps see some issues more commonly with this breed than others, eye conditions in particular present quite often at our surgery. Some skin masses are more frequent and may require early surgical intervention and complex aftercare.”
Agria Vet Panel Lead, Veterinary Surgeon for 30 years and former British Veterinary Association President.
Why more and more boxer owners are insuring with Agria
With Agria, it's lifetime, every time
At Agria, we believe pet insurance should last your pet’s lifetime. Our policies provide lifelong vet’s fees cover for illnesses and injuries. This means that, provided your policy is renewed each year, your maximum benefit will be refreshed, providing cover for ongoing conditions.
So, whatever happens throughout your boxer's life, we’ll always be there for you and your dog!