What is dog breeding insurance?
Dog breeding insurance is a particular type of insurance package that meets the standard requirements of anyone that runs a dog or pet breeding service. In other words the policy includes cover for areas that arr specific to breeders making it different to say dog walking insurance.
We can help as we not only provide comparative quotes for insurance for dog walkers, but we can also provide pet breeders with multiple pet breeders insurance. Getting multiple quoted is a key step in finding the best deal available, go compare by clicking get multiple quotes.
What are the benefits of dog breeding insurance?
Like any insurance having the correct insurance in place to cover any financial risk that you may face in running your breeding business. Managing the birth and care of multiple pets will keep you busy. You will always be on the lookout for behaviour that could indicate an illness or disease. The breeding insurance will enable you to take any necssary measuues including medical fees to mitigate any loss due to illness.
Common features of a good dog breeders policy will include the following:
When can a dog start breeding?
Any time after 2 years is good as at this stage you or the vet would be aware of any issues that would sway you in favour of not continuing that particular bloodline.
The female or Dam must be receptive or "in heat" . This is fairly obvious as you will not small blood stains on any tiled flooring plus the genital region will be swollen. Introduce the male about 8 to 9 days into the female cycle.
How do I know if the breeding was a success
After a gestation period of about 56 days you should start to notice that her mammary glands are filling with milk. Ensure she is kept healthy and consider adding extra supplements to her diet. The last 3 weeks her appetite will increase in preparation for feeding her new litter.
At this stage you can take the mum to be to the local vet who can give you a good indication on the number of pups to expect by using ultrasound.
How much will canine breeding insurance cost?
This will vary from business to business. The underwriter will take into consideration many factors to arrive at a premium. Take for example the turnover of your business if it it is high the more likely your are to have an incident that will result in you have to make a claim. On the plus side you may be a position to be able to take on a higher excess, the amount that you are liable for. In this event the broker will most likely reward you with a discounted price. Some factors such as your post code are also used to identify regions that have rates of crime, these postcodes will warrant a higher premium to cover additional risk to the underwriter.
Breeding animals is a rewarding experience, but hard work. Some people just breed their own pet to continue the bloodline, which normally translates into off spring with similar characteristics to your current pet. Others enter into breeding for monetary reasons.
For whatever reason take all necessary precautions and having insurance in place will obviously reduce the inherent risk associated with the breeding of any animal.