Can I get homeowners coverage if I own a dog that's only part Rottweiler?

"I know Rottweilers are on banned-dog lists by home insurance companies, but what about a dog that's only part Rottweiler? My pup is a Rottweiler-Labrador retriever mix and very good-natured. Since she's not full Rottweiler, will insurance companies make an exception and include her in my homeowners coverage?


“It really depends on the company. Most companies will not write a policy for a homeowner who has a dog on the restricted-breeds list, even if the dog is a mix.
You’ll have to shop around and talk with insurance agents to find the perfect company that will fit you and your dog. Be sure to get your pup some obedience training certifications, because some insurance companies will make exceptions for dogs who have been certified as a Canine Good Citizen. “
Jackie Whalen
Answered on Apr 13, 2021
Jackie Whalen has been in the insurance industry for over 7 years, working in sales, service and claims. She has won numerous awards as a top salesperson and customer service agent. She currently lives in New York with her husband. Her 24 year old son recently moved out on his own which has given her more time to travel, write and train her dog Maisy not to chase her cat, Whiskey.

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