Dog Breeds & Homeowner’s Insurance

More and more homeowners these days are pet owners as well. Becoming a pet owner comes with a  lot of responsibilities that some are not aware of. For example, pets are expected to be insured by the homeowners in case an accident occurs or if there is any damage to the property that is caused by the pet.

One of the most popular kinds of pets are dogs. Dogs come in an infinite number of shapes, sizes, colors, and so on.  But did you know not all dog breeds are insurable?

Some dog breeds have been deemed, “too dangerous” or “too much trouble” for insurance companies to cover, so they are therefore not covered.

Silverthorne Attorneys has become familiar with these breeds – as the same ones tend to reappear each time we receive a new case on a dog that bit an innocent bystander.

The following are some of the uninsured breeds:

  • Dobermans
  • Rottweilers
  • Pit bulls
  • Mastiffs
  • Great Danes
  • Staffordshire terriers
  • Chow Chows
  • Presa Canarios
  • Akitas
  • Siberian Huskies
  • Alaskan Malamutes
  • Cane Corsos
  • German Shepherds
  • Wolf hybrids

Of course, these dog breeds are not the only ones that bite. Any dog, and we mean any dog, is capable of biting a human being. Most of the time it will come as a great shock to the owner because we all know that “our dog has never bitten anyone and couldn’t possibly have done it.”

Some dogs haven’t been taken care of as they should have been by their owners.  This can cause them to act aggressively towards any person they come into contact with.  Other dogs might be startled by something out of the blue, while others might think they are in danger and simply defending themselves. Even if they are protecting themselves or their owners from an elementary school student.

We might not always know why these animals bite, but you should know that a body injury lawyer can help, if it does happen to you!

If you or someone you know suffered a dog bite with some injuries, be sure to contact us.  Contact Silverthorne Attorneys to handle your case today!

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