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Old 07-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We all know up here how hard it can be to find rentals if you have certain breeds. So I wanted to know if you were a landlord would you have breed restrictions on your properties even though you know how hard it can be for responsible people of those breeds? The breeds I am referring to are mainly German Shepherds,Rotties,Pits,and other breeds that have been deemed vicious.

Personally my husband and I were considering having rentals that specialized in helping those who are in need of housing even if they had a one of the above breeds. It was going to be based on the individual dog,not the breed. We have so much going on right now that we didn't do it,but we were certainly thinking about it.

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Old 07-22-2012, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I rented out properties, I would base my decision on whether or not the dog was allowed on its behavior (as well as the owner). If the dog was well behaved, or the owner was actively working with a professional trainer to fix their behavior. I may also make exceptions for rescues who are going to get the training and socialization they need.

In my mind, I naturally would want to ban small dogs. There are PLENTY of places that allow them, and I do not like them. But if the dog is well-mannered then its size doesn't matter and I would respect the owner enough for having it trained to allow them to rent the home/apartment/whatever. And without a pet deposit (I find those so ridiculous). (:
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I put it depends. I would definately consider all dogs, but I'd be more inclined to ban the little yippy dogs and cats and allow the big dogs.
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I definetely would base it on the dog rather then the breed with no exceptions. A 120 lb great dane would be treated the same as a 4 lb chihuahua

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It voted it depends because i would base it on a meeting with the dog, not the breed.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree with everyone. It's the dog not the breed. Actually it's the owner who makes the dog. Just like bad parent who don't train and discipline children, dogs are the same way. It is usually the owners fault
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My husband and I were just talking about this because we put an offer on what would be our first investment property. Since insurance dictates what breeds are allowed, it would depend on what insurance is cheapest and if they allow it. Insurance in Florida is tough enough to get, when we bought our house only two companies would insure us with a GSD.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I would have voted for two options if I could have: yes, and it depends.

I'd have to meet the owner and the dog together and see the dog in various situations. (Hanging out in front of the property, etc.) I wouldn't base a yes or no solely on how it responded to me. I would want to see the dog as children played, bicycles went by, etc.... I would want to see how the owner handled the dog and the control they had. Let's face it, a ten pound dog can't pull an owner over -- a poorly behaved large dog most certainly can. I'm not a small dog fan, but it is just true. If a potential renter came to me with a large dog, it had BETTER be very well behaved to be considered. Yes, I'm giving small dogs more license there due to the above. Now, if the small dog was viscious and presented any threat of biting, that dog would get the ix-nay also.

Pretty obviously, not too many landlords want to go to that extent to do all those checks.

I'll go against the grain and say yes, if it is my property, I would likely automatically ban certain breeds, but I *might* be willing to give them a shot if they could pass various tests as stated above. As a property owner, I must limit my exposure to lawsuits, etc. If certain breeds would force my insurance rates higher, I wouldn't hesitate to ban them. Simple business.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i would check and see how having a dog effects my insurance
rate. if my insurance went up because of a certain breed
i would charge the difference back in the rental feed. i would also
make sure the dog is well trained and highly socialized before
renting the unit and that goes for any breed.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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umm, that might not be fair. i'll have to check with
the What's Fair Board.

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I definetely would base it on the dog rather then the breed with no exceptions.

>>>> A 120 lb great dane would be treated the same as a 4 lb
chihuahua <<<

>>>> It's only fair<<<<
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