9 Dog Breeds Banned By Home Insurance Companies


Known for their strength and protective instincts, Rottweilers are sometimes on insurance companies' restricted lists.

German Shepherds

Despite being popular police and service dogs, German Shepherds may face restrictions due to their size and perceived aggression.

Doberman Pinschers

These dogs are known for their loyalty and guarding instincts, but they are sometimes viewed as high-risk by insurance providers.

Siberian Huskies

Their strong prey drive and independent nature can be a concern for some insurers.

Alaskan Malamutes

Similar to Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes are large, strong dogs with a high energy level.


Akitas are known for their loyalty and protective nature, but their size and strength can lead to insurance restrictions.

Chow Chows

These dogs are often on restricted lists due to their strong territorial instincts and potential for aggression.


Dogs with a mix of wolf and domestic dog parentage may be restricted due to unpredictable behavior.

Pit Bulls

This term is often used to refer to several breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

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