Pit Bulls have a bad reputation. Over recent years more and more people have began to fight the stereotypes. The public as a whole are learning what great pets and companions they can make when given the right circumstances.
Did you know some insurance companies will not insure you if you own a Pit Bull? It’s not just Pit Bulls there are several other “aggressive” breeds some companies look at such as Akita, American Stafford Terrier, Belgian Malanois, Boerboels, Boxer, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, Fila Barasilerio, German Shepherd, Huskies, Malamute, Mastiffs, Presa Canario, Rosa Inu, Rottweiler, Wolves and Wolf Hybrids. Most of these breeds are rare at best but there are several breeds whom we know and love listed here.
It’s very important to know the rules of your insurance company as well the Know your state laws.“>local and state regulations on owning these “aggressive” breeds. Keep in mind that all dogs have teeth and no mater the breed or temperament of a particular animal they can and will bite for various reasons. Dogs are territorial and often lash out when threatened. Just remember to treat your pet with respect and make sure to never leave it alone with strangers or children.
To learn more about what your dogs body language is telling you follow this link to the ASPCA website.
Here at Farmers we offer Home Owners Insurance to people who own Pit Bulls and other listed breeds as long as they don’t have a bite history.