A new furry friend for Valentine’s Day

A new furry friend for Valentine’s Day

What could be cuter than a new puppy for your valentine? A new loyal companion can give you  love in your life for many happy years.

But the reality is that sometimes, whether greeting a doorbell or racing around a park, dog behavior can go wrong. And although any dog can become dangerous under certain circumstances, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has researched more than 20 years of reported dog bite-related fatalities and found that certain breeds are statistically more likely to be involved. Here are the top five:

  • Pit bull-type
  • Rottweiler
  • German shepherd
  • Husky-type
  • Malamute

Regardless of breed, dogs are the leading source of claims under homeowners liability coverage. With proper care and training, any dog’s chances of hurting someone go down significantly.

If a new dog is in your future, or you’re planning a surprise of the canine variety this Valentine’s Day, or any time of the year, talk with your friends at Apollo Insurance Services first at 800.426.1088 to discuss how your current homeowners protection will respond in case of injury to others.