Debunking the Myth of Dangerous Dog Breeds

by John Bradford

Over the years, breed bans have been as much a part of the multifamily living experience as on-site pools and fitness centers.

However, while the two amenities serve to attract new residents and compel current ones to renew, breed bans push renters away.

Sometimes, these bans are in place because of general liability insurance requirements, but not all insurance companies have breed restrictions (more on that later).

The truth is that the universe of potential renters is filled with responsible owners of loving, well-behaved pit bulls, German shepherds, and Doberman pinschers—to name a few commonly banned breeds—but antiquated policies deprive operators of these quality residents and lead to much stress and frustration for renters looking for their next home. Heartbreakingly, it’s not unheard of for a resident to have to give up their beloved companion if they can’t find an apartment that will accommodate their pet.

Read John Bradford’s article in the Multifamily Executive.

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