Germany is a very dog-friendly country. Most dogs are well-behaved. Owning a dog in Germany comes with responsibilities. There are rules you have to adhere to. One of these is getting dog insurance and in most cases dog liability insurance for your furry friend.
Just like you need health and personal liability insurance for yourself, you need insurance for your dog in Germany. Dog health insurance is mandatory. Dog liability might be optional depending on which state you live in. However, it is advisable to get both – even if it is not compulsory. When the unexpected happens, you will be glad you did.
A quick look at the best dog insurance companies in Germany
|English Support||Insurance Coverage||Dog Liability Insurance (Monthly Cost)||Dog Health Insurance(Monthly Cost)||Details|
|Yes||Up to 15 million||Not Available||From €2.50|
|No||Up to 15 million||From €29.90||From €5.90|
|Yes||Up to 30 milion||From 5.99||From €9.32|
Should you get insurance for your dog even if it is not mandatory
It is advisable to get insurance for the most well-trained dogs. Our furry friends may not attack someone but they might walk unknowingly into traffic. They might wander into the bike lane or destroy someone’s property. Having comprehensive insurance will save you a lot of nerves and costs.
States in Germany where dog liability insurance is compulsory
|State||Is Dog Liability Compulsory?|
|Baden-Wurttemberg||Depends on breed|
|Brandenburg||Depends on breed|
|Bremen||Depends on breed|
|Nordrehein-Westfallen||Depends on breed|
|Rheinland-Pfalz||Depends on breed|
|Saarland||Depends on breed|
|Hessen||Depends on breed|
|Sachsen||Depends on breed|
What to consider when getting insurance for your dog
We have all had the experience where you called an office and they would not talk to you in Germany. With most insurances and contracts in Germany, if you can find a company that provides English-speaking support(if you do not speak German yet), it is important to consider this.
Secondly, you should get coverage of at least 5 million euros. The more coverage you can get for your money, the better
What should be covered in your dog liability insurance
Dog liability insurance at the bare minimum should cover you against personal injury, property damage, and financial loss. You can also expand your insurance to cover other situations like rental property damage, unwanted mating complaints, and protection while traveling abroad.