Are there any dog breeds that are uninsurable?
That situation is bound to lead to some odd choices as to which breeds are uninsurable. For example, take the experience of Michael Richbourg of Atlanta, Georgia. While he was being pre-screened for a home insurance policy he was asked if he owned any dogs.
How many breeds of dogs are blacklisted by insurance companies?
Still, there were 14 breeds of dogs that appeared on virtually all of the lists that I consulted. Most of these blacklisted not only the specific breed but any mixed breed that presumably included a genetic relationship to one of the banned breeds. The 14 most often blacklisted dog breeds were:
Can a company deny insurance based on the breed of a dog?
Ten other states have pending legislation that would similarly prohibit companies to deny insurance to someone based only on the breed of dog in their household. These laws propose that insurance companies should only be allowed to deny or revoke a policy or to increase the premium, based on the risk associated with a specifically named dog.
Are there any dog breeds that are aggressive?
The same holds true for German Shepard . There is one breed I would contend is aggressive human beings.In 2012, there were roughly 1.2 million violent crimes committed in the United States. This number can be compared to the total number of property crimes, roughly nine billion that year.
Is there such a thing as breed discrimination?
Breed discrimination is not limited to outright breed bans. Some breed-discriminatory laws are so restrictive that they make it virtually impossible to have a dog of the targeted breed.
How many dog attack breed identification photographs have been taken?
Of the 28 cases with breed identification photographs, 25% (7) comprised images captured or republished by news media; 79% (22) comprised images located on social media pages of the dog’s owner or family members; and 79% (22) comprised images that were the result of DogsBite research and otherwise may have gone unpublished.
How can best friends Animal Stop breed discrimination?
Politely relay your concerns to your community’s chamber of commerce or tourism council. Working closely with Best Friends, a veterinarian named Dr. Cheryl Good used a similar tactic to defeat breed discrimination that was being proposed in Dearborn, Michigan.
Why do people want to ban all breeds of dogs?
The impetus is typically overblown media attention paid to an unfortunate dog-bite incident. Local government officials and/or well-meaning citizens call for a ban on all dogs of the apparent breed involved in the incident, even if the dog involved is a mix of breeds.