Can ‘dangerous dogs’ be covered by third party dog insurance?
If your dog is categorised as a ‘dangerous dog’ breed, you may find it difficult to find third party cover for them.
Under the Dangerous Dogs Act UK, it’s illegal for a dog to be ‘out of control’ or to bite or attack someone. The legislation also makes it an offence if a person is worried or afraid that a dog may bite them.
Under the Act, four breeds are specifically categorised as dangerous dogs:
- Pit Bull Terrier
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Braziliero
- Japanese Tosa
Ownership of these dogs is banned – unless they’ve been successfully registered on the Index of Exempted Dogs. If your dog is registered, you’ll need third party liability insurance included in your pet insurance policy.
We do not provide insurance quotes for dangerous dogs. However, you could contact insurance providers directly to see if it’s possible to find third party cover for these breeds.