Among fictional dogs Rastreator (a basset hound) has one of the cheapest premiums compared to other famous dogs such as Bongo and Perdita (the protagonists of 101 Dalmatians), Rex (German Shepherd), Beethoven (Saint Bernard) or Pancho (Jack Russell). Only a third of the dogs insured in Spain are of a potentially dangerous breed. In this category, the American Staffordshire terrier is the most common, with 11.6% of searches, according to the popular search engine Rastreator.com.
The prototype of the most insured pet in Spain continues to be a family dog, a cross between non-dangerous breeds, male, less than one year oldand who lives in a big city. On the occasion of the celebration of the 100×100 Pet Fair, which will take place next weekend at IFEMA, Rastreator has carried out an analysis of the most insured pets in Spain, as well as a comparison of how much it would cost to insure the most famous dogs of the national and international scene.
We all have in our memory some dogs from movies like Beethoven, animated ones like Reina (Lady and the Tramp), Bongo and Perdita (101 Dalmatians), Milu (Tintin’s inseparable companion) or the unforgettable scaredy-cat from Scooby Doo;without forgetting great television dog actors like agent Rex. At a national level we have some other examples of famous dogs such as Pancho and Rastreator himself , an icon of the brand.
None of these famous dogs is of a breed classified as potentially dangerous , although there are differences between their insurance premiums. Thus, the little Milu (Fox Terrier), would pay the most expensive premium, with a price of 112.70 euros, 33% more expensive than the insurance premium of Reina (Cocker Spaniel from Lady and the Tramp), with the cheapest insurance of all: 84.69 euros.
Larger dogs such as Scooby Doo (Great Danes) or Beethoven (Saint Bernard) , would pay intermediate premiums, with 88.60 and 90.77 euros, respectively. The Rastreator dog (basset hound) itself has one of the lowest premiums, with an average of 85.98 euros.
Despite the fact that, in Spain, pet insurance is only mandatory for dog breeds considered potentially dangerous, only 32% of the policies subscribed through the comparator are for dogs in this category. Within this group, the most secured breed is the American Staffordshire terrier , with 11.6% of the total searches.
On the opposite side, there is the tosa inu, which is the potentially dangerous dog for which the least insurance is sought. In general terms, among the most insured dog breeds in Spain, the highest percentage corresponds to the three non-dangerous crossbreed dogs: the German Shepherd, the Labrador Retriever and the Yorkshire Terrier. Following are three types of dog that are categorized as potentially dangerous: the American Staffordshire Terrier , crossbreed dogs with potentially dangerous breeds, and the Pit Bull Terrier.
The most insured pet prototype in our country isa puppy less than one year old, of a family nature (not used for hunting or surveillance), male, a cross between non-dangerous breeds and living in a big city.
By geographical areas, the dogs of Catalonia and Madrid are the ones that are most insured, with 20% and 19% of rates respectively,followed by Andalusia (13%) and Valencia (9%).It is recommended to contract Civil Liability insurance regardless of the breed so that possible damages that the pet could cause to third parties are covered.