What is the most expensive breed of dog to insure in Australia?

Newfoundland Puppies can cost over $3,000 to insure!

Ever wondered what the most expensive breed of dog to insure in Australia is?

We wondered as well!

We averaged out the cost from 6 Australian pet insurance providers for accident and medical plans with zero excess. Quotes were taken in June 2017 for a male, desexed dog that was born on 13/2/2016. The owner was 24 years old at the time, residing in the 2010 postcode. The ranking was based on average cost for a comprehensive pet insurance policy.

Some of the most expensive dogs in Australia to insure are:

 

Rank Breed Annual Premium
1 Hygen Hound Cross $1,161
2 Formosan Mountain Dog $1,161
3 Italian Cane Corso $1,161
4 Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen $1,158
5 French Bulldog $1,118
6 Yorkshire Terrier $1,118
7 Boxer $1,118
8 Basset Hound $1,118
9 Great Dane $1,118
10 Rottweiler $1,118

See the full list here.

As you can see these breeds are generally large dogs. Does size matter when insuring a dog? Yes it does. Have a look at our cheapest dogs to insure list and you will see that they are mostly small breeds.

We asked Jen Costello – a former veterinary technician and doting owner of two Newfoundlands, which she blogs about at MyBrownNewfies.com – for some advice on how to deal with the high costs of caring for large, costly breeds.

She recommends that prospective pet parents, “educate themselves on health issues that effect the breed, purchase from a responsible breeder, and schedule regular health checks with their veterinarian.  Speak to ambassadors of the breed and ask questions about how to spot a health concern, and get pet insurance as soon as possible.”

“I think many new Newfoundland owners underestimate the cost of owning a giant breed until it’s too late. “