Think about getting a dog?

If you saw the Westminster Dog Show, you saw a bloodhound win Best in Show.  After watching this show, you may want to go out and adopt a dog. But did you know there are certain breeds you should avoid from an insurance standpoint.

Not only do you have to check the breed for temperament, safety with children, social interaction, and a great personality, you also have to check for insurance reasons.

According to an article in Property/Casualty 360,   these are the breeds to avoid:

  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Chow Chow
  • Akita
  • Rottweiler
  • German Shepherd
  • Presa Canario
  • Hybrid Wolfdog
  • Siberian Husky
  • Pit bull

If you have a dog on this list, insurers will charge higher premiums, exclude or even deny coverage completely for a dog with a history of biting or aggression.

If your dog breed is not on this list and you still have a question, give us a call at the agency and we will be glad to research it for you.

Source: NU Property/Casualty 360