From puppyhood to old age, it’s always good to be aware of the common issues and conditions that could occur during your Border Collie's life.

With 45 years of pet health experience under our collar, we’re here to help you get your pet the very best care over their entire lifetime. From pup to pensioner, pet insurance is key to keeping your pet healthy and happy. Discover some of the most common health issues we see in Border Collies throughout their life.

General information

We’ve analysed our data to see what claims we receive most regularly for Border Collies.
Here are some of the key insights:

top 5

The top five claims for a Border Collie are for lameness, tumours, injury, arthritis and skin disease.

1 in 10

Around one in ten Border Collie claims will be due to lameness.

ear related problems

Border Collies claims are four times less likely to be ear-related when compared to other dog breed claims.

Claims by Border Collie age

Claims can occur in every breed of dog, at any age!

You might be surprised to know that on average, in 2019, we paid over £12,000 per week in Border Collie puppy claims.

In the same year, we paid £4,101,750 in claims for middle-aged and senior Border Collies.

Common claim conditions

Here are some of the most common claims we receive for Border Collie at each age:


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