Analysis by financial comparison site mozo.com.au has found when it comes to pet insurance, selecting a Saint Bernard over a Jack Russell could cost more than double in annual premiums.
Mozo’s analysis found Saint Bernard was the most expensive breed in the comparison, with French bulldog, basset hound, Rottweiler cross and boxer cross also serving up pricey premiums.
“If you love a Saint Bernard’s droopy jowls it pays to budget for some hefty insurance premiums,” Mozo director Kirsty Lamont said.
Mozo found a Saint Bernard can cost up to $1440 a year to insure, while a Jack Russell will only cost $673.
“When it comes to pet insurance, the size of your dog doesn’t necessarily drive the price of the premium with large, medium and small dogs all running into the top five most expensive policies,” Lamont said.
The least expensive breeds in the comparison were Jack Russell, Chihuahua, Maltese cross, kelpie cross and border collie cross, with annual premiums ranging from $673 to $783.
“If you’re looking to save money on pet insurance, doing some research on the breed you are buying can really pay off,” Lamont advised.