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American Staffordshire Terrier
By Editorial contact the reporter

It's unfortunate for homeowners who love Rottweilers, pit bull terriers, Doberman pinschers and other so-called risky breeds, but it is reasonable for insurers to consider dog breeds in calculating home insurance rates.

State Rep. Brenda Kupchick of Fairfield has proposed a bill that would prohibit using a dog's breed as an underwriting factor for homeowner policies.

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Homeowners Insurance
By David Moran contact the reporter

A Connecticut lawmaker wants to make it illegal for insurance companies to inquire about or discriminate against a specific breed of dog when issuing a homeowners insurance policy, but industry advocates say such a law would only make all homeowners insurance policies in Connecticut more expensive.

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