Pit Bull Pet Insurance

The American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier are the two breeds most commonly associated with the Pit Bull name. Protect your Pit Bull with a nose-to-tail dog insurance plan designed by real pet parents.  

Pit Bull Fun Facts

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Place of Origin:


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Bred for:


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Height from Shoulder:

18-19 Inches (Male), 17-18 Inches (Female)

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55-70 Pounds (Male)
40-55 Pounds (Female)

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12-16 Years

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Energy Level:


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Full Report on the Pit Bull’s Temperament and Personality

Pit Bulls, often referred to as land seals, have had a bad reputation for being aggressive in recent years due to their use as fighting dogs – but that couldn’t be further from their true disposition. Pitties are resilient and stable. 

Pit Bulls are also great family pets because they’re extremely loyal and love to learn. Because of their high energy levels, keeping this breed busy is best. They love to be active and are grateful for a fenced-in yard to run around in. 

Socializing breeds in the Terrier family is of the utmost importance because they’re doggone determined – once they get their paws on something, they don’t back down. Practicing “leave it,” “watch me,” and “stay” cues helps get their attention. 

Why Get Pet Insurance for Your Pit Bull? 

As pure breed dogs, Pit Bulls are at a higher risk for certain health and genetic conditions. Hip dysplasia and myotonia are two of the most common issues to plague this pet.  

Pit Bulls are more susceptible than other breeds to issues with their hips and elbows. Whether they are born with the disorders or caused by an injury or illness, these conditions are usually treated with alternative therapiesongoing medications, and surgery; all things covered under our dog insurance plan.  

They also take their high-energy attitude with them to feeding time, and for this reason, they’re a breed to watch for bloating (i.e. when the stomach twists and blood flow is cut off). To help prevent bloat, consider making mealtimes a game by making them work for their dinner or using interactive feeders.   


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Barron the Pit Bull Mix Needed a Helping Paw 

4-year-old Pittie Mix, Barron, injured his back legs and needed two major surgeries. But his pet parents didn’t sweat it because they had Embrace. 

Vet Bill: $6,989 

Embrace Reimbursed: $5,721

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Risk Factors and Costs for Common Pit Bull Health Issues 

From elbow dysplasia to bloat, here are some common Pit Bull health issues. Information based on Embrace claims data. 

Condition Risk Profile Cost to Diagnose and Treat
Hip Dysplasia Medium $1,500-$6,000
Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat) High $1,500-$7,500
Deafness High $100-$300
Elbow Dysplasia High $1,500-$4,000
Myotonia High $500-$1,500

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Average Cost to Insure Your Pit Bull

For comprehensive accident and illness coverage, the majority of our Pit Bull pet parents pay between $39 and $86 per month.* 

Pet insurance may cost more or less depending on where you live, your dog’s age, and what policy parameters you choose. 

Policies for Pit Bulls can cost more than those for mixed breed dogs because they are much more likely than mixed breed dogs to make claims for hereditary conditions that are expensive to treat. 

How Does Pet Insurance Work?

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Visit Any Vet

With no networks, you can take your pet to any licensed neighborhood or specialty vet, emergency room, or rehabilitation facility.

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Submit Your Claim

File a claim 24/7 through your personal MyEmbrace customer account in mere minutes with just your pet’s diagnosis and an itemized invoice from your vet.

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We Get to Work!

We'll keep you informed on your claim's status every step of the way. Plus, we offer direct deposit so you can get your reimbursement even quicker.

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Pit Bull Mix Suffered Lead Poisoning 

Inara the Pit Bull Mix who thrived on a raw venison diet ingested a lead bullet that was used to hunt her food. Thankfully, Embrace was there to help this girl back to health.  

Vet Bill:  $2,349
Embrace Reimbursed: $1,664
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*Insurance cost based on a 3-year-old male Pit Bull with a $10,000 annual maximum, $500 annual deductible, and 80% reimbursement rate. 

Pet health insurance is administered by Embrace Pet Insurance Agency, LLC and underwritten by one of the licensed insurers of American Modern Insurance Group, Inc., including American Modern Home Insurance Company d/b/a in CA as American Modern Insurance Company (Lic. No 2222-8), and American Southern Home Insurance Company. Coverage is subject to policy terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions, underwriting review, and approval, and may not be available for all risks or in all states. Rates and discounts vary, are determined by many factors, and are subject to change. Wellness Rewards is offered as a supplementary, non-insurance benefit administered by Embrace Pet Insurance Agency in the United States. © 2020 American Modern Insurance Group, Inc.  Wellness Rewards not available in Rhode Island.