10 Dog Breeds Blacklisted by Insurance Companies in USA

Great Dane

Insurance companies know the Great Dane is not a loving galoot who always means good, as the Marmaduke comic strip series portrays.

Alaskan  Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute was originally developed as working dogs, but they are now popular family pets. While their strength and stamina make them good sled dogs, Alaskan Malamutes are strong-willed pets.

German Shepherd

German shepherds, the world's most popular military and police dogs, are versatile, but they're not safe to have in your home, and unless you work for a law enforcement agency, prospective insurers will likely blacklist them.


Because of their popularity in shows, Akitas are beautiful but aggressive, thus insurance companies will ban them without hesitation. 

Chow Chow

This canine breed made headlines for attacking a bicycle-riding toddler, even though the dog and boy were familiar with one other. Their scowl and black tongue depress confidence

Siberian Huskie

These dogs are territorial and may attack other dogs and cause serious injuries, making them difficult to own with other dogs. Not all violent dog incidents include humans. 


The Rottweiler, another notorious dog breed, is known for scaring intruders, but insurance companies also fear them. Despite being fantastic law enforcement canines, homeowners are advised against buying them since they can raise insurance costs.

Perro de Presa Canario

In 2001, a neighbor's enormous Perro de Presa Canario pups attacked an innocent woman in her hallway in San Francisco. The woman had many wounds, and her neighbor was condemned to long prison terms. 

Doberman Pinscher

In the 1970s, a spate of Doberman Pinscher attacks grabbed headlines and prompted insurance companies to reconsider the breed. Insurance companies are wary of covering Doberman owners because of their tendency to bite children.

Pit Bull

Since pit bulls are known for attacking innocent people more than any other breed of dog, they are exceptionally difficult to insure. Pit bulls have killed many Americans this year, earning them a nasty reputation. 

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