Pet Insurance and Dangerous Dog Breeds


It is a proven fact that some dog breeds are more aggressive than others. If the aggressive tendencies of a dog are not checked by an owner then the animal can become dangerous. The pet owner will find it very difficult to get pet insurance cover for such a dog. There is statistical evidence to show that certain dog breeds are majorly involved in attacks on humans. Understandably, pet insurance companies are often loath to provide insurance for dogs considered to be potentially dangerous. On the other hand, a pet owner without dog liability insurance can get into a piquant situation and lose money on claims filed by people injured by an aggressive dog.

Two dog breeds, the Rottweiler and Pit Bulls, are most commonly associated with attacks and injuries to people. Other dog breeds considered dangerous include Akitas, Chow-chows, and Doberman Pinschers.

If you are considering getting a pet dog considered to be a dangerous breed then you would do well to first find out about your pet insurance options. Without insurance to protect you in case your dog bites someone you risk fines and also legal action for not having enrolled for pet liability insurance in case it is a requirement in your city.

There are several insurance companies that you can check out to compare the extent of coverage and the cost for insuring a dangerous pet. The important thing to find out is whether the policy lets you claim the cost of damage that your pet dog may cause. Once you zero down to such a policy then you should gear up to ensure that you never have to use that policy. This means you train your dog so that it gets used to people, keep it on leash when you take it out for a round, if the animal is very aggressive then you could even have it muzzled. Keep the animal secured when at home. Keep the pet's area free from trespassers, particularly kids. Your care and training will have a great influence on your dog's temperament as it grows. Be a kind and loving pet parent and see to it that it does not get flustered in the presence of strangers.

Source by Robin Zygelman