NOTE: Working Dog Insurance is ONLY available as an extension to an EXISTING farm/combined policy – we cannot insure your working dog via a standalone policy.
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.
As part of your existing Farm/Combined insurance policy, we are able to offer insurance 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 the 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.
As a specialist in arranging insurance for livestock, mainly on alpacas, llamas, pedigree cattle and other farm animals plus smallholder’s liability – Jacinta Nastali gives us her opinion on why insurance is so important.
When farm businesses take out insurance, it is of course to protect their business along with the people, the buildings, the machinery and for a livestock farmer, it is also for their livestock as one of our clients recently found out.