The Broker’s Policy Concerning Dangerous Breed Dogs

Insurance companies have policies prohibiting leasing to individuals with dangerous breed dogs. The Broker will advise the Property Owner on this subject when individuals apply to lease the Owner’s property and has a dangerous breed dog. There is no consensus among the insurance companies on a comprehensive list of dangerous breed dogs, but 100% of the insurance companies agree that the following are dangerous:

  • Doberman pinscher
  • Pit bull
  • Rottweiler

Therefore, it shall be the Broker’s policy not to execute a Lease with Applicants who have any of these three breeds of dogs. Information on this subject is available to review at https://www.forbes.com/advisor/homeowners-insurance/banned-dog-breed-lists/

Some insurance companies prohibit other breeds for Owners who lease their property:

  • Chow Chow
  • Wolf and wolf hybrids
  • Presa Canario
  • Akita
  • German Shepherd
  • Husky
  • Mastiff
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Bullmastiff
  • Caucasian Shepherd
  • American Bulldog
  • Cane Corso
  • Great Dane
  • Malamute
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Boxer
  • Catahoula Leopard
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Beauceron
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Coyote dog
  • Dingo
  • Dogo Argentino
  • English bulldog
  • Shar-Pei
  • Tosa Inu
  • Weimaraner

For individuals applying and indicating that they have a pet dog on the secondary list, it shall be the Broker’s policy to inform the Owner that the Applicant’s dog breed may be prohibited by their insurance company and the Broker will only allow the Owner to agree to approve the Applicant’s pet after the Owner affirms in an email indicating that they checked with their insurance company to be sure that the dog breed in question is not prohibited.

5/25/2022