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AKC Pet Insurance, administered by PetPartners, Inc., provides comprehensive, affordable pet insurance across all 50 states, and has served as the exclusive pet insurance provider for the American Kennel Club since 2003. Learn more about AKC’s pet insurance plan options, read thousands of customer reviews and get a quote so you can make an informed choice about your pet insurance provider.

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Astronomical increases with renewal

I had an AKC policy on my Aussie Shepherd for 5 years. I was outraged when my policy went up with this latest renewal to double the monthly amount resulting in an increase over $400 per year! I was not sent a notice of the renewal, and quetioned why it went up (when my payent was drafted from my account. My pet is healthy as only seen annually by the vet. I called and they told me the increase was "across the board for everybody". They are also slow in paying and their "reasonable" charges are lower than you can get treatment for. Watch out for these guys!

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POSTED: | BY: Seriously

Forget Them for the BIG STUFF

I have had multiple pet policies with the AKC for my 4 dogs for YEARS This insurance is only good for the SMALL STUFF! When you truly need it, they will claim some NONSENSE and deny the claim or give you some line of garbage. Unfortunately, I needed the insurance and the AKC did NOT PAY as they claim they will. I STRONGLY suggest if you are purchasing insurance, and think you have a piece of mind knowing you have your beloved pet covered, THEY ARE NOT!!! I am taking the matter to the IL Dept of Insurance - Public Service Section. I ask you... do you want to deal with the AKC; and the added loss of your beloved pet and UNPAID Claims of over $8,000. You are best checking out an insurance company that pays an annual maximum WITHOUT a per incident restriction. For myself, there were 3 separate hospitalizations that the AKC is considering ONE INCIDENT and DENYING diagnostics as well. In the end I will see what the IL Dept of Insurance states, but BEWARE -- do you want to deal with this? Unexpected expenses when you are paying a high premium for YEARS and the loss of your beloved pet and these idiots?!

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POSTED: | BY: Katherine Brooks,

What a STUPID claims processing policy!!

I've had pet partners for over a year for at least one of my 6 dogs and this one dog sustained a fractured leg after playing with my other dog. Well Pet partners paid for everything to make the diagnosis but when it came time for the repair they denied it! They said that even though my dog has sustained the injury from an accident, because the what the vet repaired the fracture was considered "not covered" and they denied the $1577.00 surgery charge yet paid for the emergency examination and the xrays of her leg! I'm going back to Pet Care USA insurance where I have my other dogs! OVERPRICED TOO!!!

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POSTED: | BY: Kathleen

Haven't had any problems yet!

I had VIP with our other dogs and didnt like them. So when we got the new pups thought I would give the AKC plan a try.We had one disagreement and they wouldn't cover her upset stomach from eating rocks. They said the illness was with in the 30 day waiting period. I resemitted and told them it wasn't a illness it was a accident she ate rocks. At that point they reconsidered and payed the claim. So far they have been really good paying claims. We got the "wellness plan" that covers preventive meds and teeth cleaning which most plans don't cover. I should have signed up sooner and got the Wellness plus plan and they would have paid the spay and neuter procedures.

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POSTED: | BY: Sandra Houck

very easy to use

Have had this insurance since I got my st. bernard when he was 8 wks. got the policy that covers heartworm prev. and frontline. and after five years have had to use insurance for growth removal twice. I had no problems sumitted my claim and within 2-3 weeks recived my check.We had a st. before this one and the medical expense we had with him was very high wish I had this insurance for him. Best thing I ever did.

Monthly Cost

$5 – $90 depending on coverage options chosen.


You have a co-pay of 20% after your annual deductible.

The pay-out amount is based on your actual vet bill.

Payout Limits

Per incident limit of $1,500 – $8,000 and annual limits of $3,000 – $16,000 depending on your chosen plan.


Choose from $100 – $1,000 annual deductible.

Age Limits

Pets must be at least 8 weeks old to enroll with no upper age limit. Coverage options available for senior pets.

Waiting Period

Coverage goes into effect one day after enrollment. There is a 5-day wait period for accident claims and 14-day wait period for illness claims.

AKC Pet Insurance provides 30 days of accident and illness insurance coverage included with AKC registration for newly registered puppies.


Pre-existing conditions are not covered.

Customizable plans allow you to add-on coverage for inherited and congenital conditions, exam fees and wellness care.

Cancer coverage included in base accident and illness plan.

As one of the first pet insurance providers in the United States, AKC Pet Insurance, administered by PetPartners, Inc., provides comprehensive, affordable pet insurance across all 50 states. Since 2003, AKC Pet Insurance has served as the exclusive pet insurance provider for the American Kennel Club, and helps dog and puppy owners keep their pets safe and healthy. AKC Pet Insurance’s customizable plans allow pet owners to choose their coverage, deductible and coverage limits to create a plan that meets their individual needs and budget.

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