What about dangerous dogs?
Under the Dangerous Dogs Act UK, it’s illegal for a dog to be ‘out of control’ or to bite or attack someone. No matter the size of your dog, or how friendly they are, the Dangerous Dogs Act still applies to you and you could be held liable. 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: the Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Fila Braziliero and the Japanese Tosa.
Pet insurance can be, as you can imagine, more complicated if you own such a breed. Ownership of these dogs is banned unless they’ve been successfully registered on the Index of Exempted Dogs. If your dog is registered, then you must have third party liability insurance included in your policy.
We do not provide insurance quotes for dangerous dogs. However, you could contact insurance providers directly to see if it is possible to find third party cover for these breeds.
If you’re concerned about your dog’s behaviour, take a look at the RSPCA’s guide to finding a behaviourist.