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Help! Home Owner's Insurance?


My husband and I have just purchased our first house and are SO excited to not have to deal with finding somewhere to rent with a banned breed. However, I forgot that dobermans can be a barrier to getting home insurance! We've already been denied by Allstate, and are wondering if anyone can point us in the right direction?

I don't know how much it matters to an agent, but our dog is 10 years old and the nicest dog around. We are in Kingsport, TN.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
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State Farm has never given us trouble about our Dobermans.

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I second that - State Farm (in NH) was fine with the breed.
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I had no issues with either Allstate or State Farm in PA.
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We went with State Farm for home, car, and life. Our agent is amazing.
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Sorry to hear about Allstate. I have them for everything. No problems
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I have State Farm renters insurance.
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No Problems with Farmers but not even sure they know we have a Doberman he has his CGC so that should help.
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AmFam was fine with my Dobes for the past 15 years, but they just dropped me when they stopped writing policies in my area due to the fire risk. My new insurer just doesn't cover any animal-related liability.

Are Dobes actually banned in parts of TN?
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