Insurance companies don't like pit bulls

Insurance companies don't like pit bulls

Insurance companies generally go to great lengths to get it right, especially when it comes to limiting costly claims against them. So what does it say when a company won't insure a certain breed of dog on a homeowner's policy?

A local insurance agent said that his company, and many others, have placed pit bulls at the top of their list of banned dog breeds because experts in the business believe they represent the greatest risk of an insurance claim and loss. Many people still decide to own uninsured dogs, said the agent, leaving themselves vulnerable to costly lawsuits should an attack ever occur. Others choose to purchase special dog insurance policies, which are very expensive.

The following purebred dogs are all on one insurance company's banned list:

* American Staffordshire terriers, American pit bull terriers, and Staffordshire bull terriers, "all commonly known as pit bulls," according to the company;

* Rottweilers;

* Doberman pinschers;

* Presa canarios;

* Wolf hybrids;

* Trained attack or guard dogs;

* Any fighting dog or dog bred for fighting;

* Any dog with a prior history of causing bodily injury to a person or attacking another animal;

* And any unlicensed dog.

Comments

Insurance Companies Riding on the backs of our dogs!
They follow the Media Frenzy & literally Cash in on Ignorance & Fear!
I lost my home owners insurance due to the LOOK of my dogs.
I now have homeowners insurance that does not discriminate against dogs. I would much rather spend my money with Fair, non-biased establishments than bend to those that would deem an animal none worthy due to it's looks!
Their Loss in revenue, not mine!