Insurance is for the dogs…

With a third of homeowner claims resulting from dog bites, it is no wonder some carriers limit which household pets they will cover.  The average dog bite claim is $30,000.

There is a lot of controversy on this topic because many dogs within the restricted breed list are truly good dogs.  But, insurers need to rely on statistics to improve their risk.

Here are the top ten dogs that often shwo up on the restricted list:

1.) Staffordshire bull terriers

2.) American Staffordshire terrier

3.) Bull terrier

4.) Doberman pinscher

5.) Rottweiler

6.) Akita

7.) ‘Husky’ (Siberian huskies and malamutes)

8.) German shepherd

9.) Cane Corso

10.) Mastiff