Here at H&H Insurance Brokers we understand that to some farmers, estate workers and game-keepers, the fully trained sheep dog or gun dog is worth as much as a second employee so appreciate how valuable an asset your working dog is.
We are able to offer an insurance policy obtained on an ‘All Risks of Mortality’ basis covering:
Note: Limited cover applies for vets fees | Minimum premiums apply | Cover applies in the UK only
It is important that the work place is safe for employees from threats both from inside and outside but are you also considering your working dog security? Prevention is better than cure so the following points might be worth considering:
But what if worst happens and your dog goes missing or is stolen? Nothing can compensate fully for the loss of a pet or working dog. Aside from the emotional stress that this situation can put on all the family, the difficulties that the loss of a gun dog or sheep dog at specific times of the farming and estate calendar make it near impossible for it to be “ business as usual”. You do not want to find out at this stage, that your insurance policy is totally inadequate.
It’s important that policyholders check their insurance details as there are as many different levels of cover as there are breeds of dog. Some policies include working dogs in with the general livestock section and thus the same perils that are applied to the cattle or sheep, will by default, apply equally to the dogs. It can range from cover restricted to only a basic fire peril risk or increase through to an All Risks Mortality for a specified animal. Making sure your dog is properly insured will not stop the theft but at H&H Insurance Brokers, we can offer tailor made cover to help ease the financial burden that seeking a replacement will place on the family farming business.
H&H Insurance Brokers now trading for 30 years across Cumbria, remain truly independent and offer a personal service (no call centres) and bespoke insurance cover at a competitive price – whatever the business size.
A farmer’s focus is on the efficient production of crop products and livestock, however, with so many variables involved – animal behaviour, machinery, the human factor, and of course, the weather – it is perhaps not surprising that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) considers farming a high risk area.