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Mandatory Dog Insurance In Spain

Mandatory Dog Insurance In Spain

On September 29th 2023  the new Domestic Animals Law comes into force, requiring all dog owners to secure public liability insurance for their furry friends; cats will have to be sterilised and there will be a ban on keeping pets permanently on balconies or terraces. Mandatory Dog Insurance In Spain is here!

Your house insurance may cover civil liability for your dogs as long as they are not considered a potentially dangerous breed. If you have your house insurance with Hermanos Chorro, you don’t need to worry

Here in Spain, these potentially dangerous breeds are the following:

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Rottweiler
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Fila Brasileño
  • Tosa Inu
  • Akira Inu
  • Presa Canario
  • Bullmastiff
  • Doberman

Mixed Breed Dogs

In any case, mixed-breed dogs that come from the crossing of these breeds or that meet characteristics such as a markedly aggressive character or that have a chest circumference between 60 and 80 cm, height at the withers between 50 and 70 cm, weight greater than 20 kg, etc, can also be considered as potentially dangerous.

If In Doubt About Mandatory Dog Insurance In Spain

If you have any doubts about the Domestic Animals Law and whether a dog can be considered a dangerous breed, our advice is to include the coverage in the policy since its cost does not exceed €30 per year.

Pet Insurance

I would also like to let you know we have specific insurance policies for pets with coverage such as death due to an accident or illness,  veterinary expenses, removal of corpses, theft  etc.

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Franco Valori
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