We all love our FIDO however it does get tricky when you are looking for a rental in the Northern Virginia area. Most of the landlord are not aware of the breed restrictions until they inform their insurance company.
Why are some breeds of dogs are considered restrictive?
Like the human being, dogs has a temperament however some of them have been perceived to have a tendency to be aggressive or attack particularly if they’re large or strong dogs.
What are some of the high-risk dog breeds when renting your home in the Northern Virginia area:
I have learned over the years from insurance companies following breeds fall under high risk when renting your home in the Northern Virginia area:
Pit bulls, mastiffs, Rottweilers, Alaskan malamutes, Siberian huskies, Doberman pinschers, Akitas, terriers, bulldogs and some others.
How do you know if the rental applicant you are willing to accept has a breed restrictive animal?
Reach out to your insurance company and learn if they do fall under the restrictive breeds.
As a landlord what are your options if you do accept a high-risk dog breed application?
You are the homeowner and you know what is best for your rental. If you are concerned speak with your insurance company. Apart from insurance companies, certain neighborhood (especially condo association) rules that may restrict the breeds. Best is to do your homework before you accept the applicants.