Our love of dogs can get us in a bit of trouble when it comes to insurance coverage. Homeowners very often own dog breeds insurance companies don’t want to cover and don’t have to!
That’s because they’ve blacklisted some dog breeds as they may be more likely to attack someone and cause injuries, which would result in the insurance company paying big bucks.
This list below is from Einhorn Insurance of San Diego and shows the top 11 most dangerous dog breeds according to most insurance companies.
11. Great Danes
Many reading this would be shocked to find out the that lovable Great Dane is on this list at all. But, it is because apparently, it has a dark side.
Mastiffs are some of the strongest dogs that have caused attacks, which led to their placing on the list of dog breeds insurance companies don’t want to cover.
9. Chow Chows
The dog breed that mesmerizes us with its beauty and its black tongue is accused of being dangerous. Advocates claim that the Chow Chow‘s aggression is related to its need to protect its family. Regardless, it’s one of the most dangerous dogs that insurers refuse to cover.
The Akita dog breed has strong guarding instincts and can be aggressive. As such, this dog must be supervised when it’s around young children and other pets.
7. Alaskan Malamutes
This lovable family pet is smart and strong, but also strong-willed. These hard-working dogs, however, can be aggressive, so Alaskan Malamutes make the insurance blacklist dog breeds.
6. Siberian Huskies
The gorgeous Siberian Huskies have also made the list for their role in biting incidents.
5. Wolf hybrids
Wolf dogs, though not an actual dog breed, are considered both dangerous and unpredictable.
4. Doberman Pinschers
The stately Doberman Pinschers also make this list, as the breed’s popularity grew from the 70s. Like other dog breeds on the list, Dobermans have maimed and killed humans, making them one of the most dangerous dog breeds around.
Rottweilers, many will attest, are incredibly loving and loyal dogs. But, this beautiful, strong dog has been guilty of attacking and maiming humans, and even caused deaths.
2. German Shepherds
This dog has earned respect for its amazing work on police forces and in the military. However, the other side of the German Shepherd is that it is high up on the list of biting incidents.
1. Pit Bull Terriers & Staffordshire Terriers
Along with Pit Bulls are the Staffordshire terriers, which have a reputation for being dangerous and unpredictable. There have been many reports on the news about Pit Bull attacks on humans.
Of course, other dog breeds could be potentially placed on this dangerous dogs list because it all comes down to how dogs are trained, for the most part.
And, there are different criteria that insurance companies follow to create their own list of the most dangerous dog breeds.
So, what’s really important is that pet owners do the right thing and train their dogs, whatever their size, to be obedient and loving.
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