AKC | Pet Insurance Review


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Updated: November 13, 2023

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.

out of 5


have been on the plan for almost 2 years

Have never had a claim denied and am almost an obsessive pet owner. If Macy sneezes we go to the vet! Very happy with the coverage. I am on the most expensive plan though.

out of 5


Over priced and no good

I tried the "free" insurance provided by pet partners, activating it on the morning of March 18th....on April 18th I took my puppy in for Cystitis and got her cared for, but Pet Partners refused to cover the cost of care, saying that my coverage didn't start until the 19th following their "30-day waiting period"...and it took over a month for me to get a response!I am glad I let this coverage lapse and would not recommend this coverage to anyone. PetFirst is much better...go with them!

out of 5


So far so good with my dog

I purchased the AKC Wellness policy for my new pup and the basic policy for my 3 kittens. They have been very good at paying for his office visits, medications and vaccinations. After the initial annual deduction, they are paying 80% (20% co-pay). Puppies require a great deal of attention (vaccines, heartworm, tick & flea meds, wormcheck) the first year. In two instances they denied payment incorrectly, but I think it is important to give them credit for their quick turnaround when I wrote to them to clarify and they confirmed the information with my vet. The jury is still out on how they respond to a claim for one of my kittens. She was 8-months-old when she suddenly became very ill one evening. I took her to the emergency clinic and transferred her to my regular vet the next morning. Both vets believed she needed surgery for what appeared to be an intestinal obstruction. She was operated on and died after the surgery. After an inconclusive autopsy, my vet has concluded that she had heart disease which could not be detected before hand and ultimately led to her death after the surgery. The combined two vet bills will total just under $3,000, which is the policy limit. We will see if they pay it or not. So, as to my pup a 9. Let you know later about the kitten.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Mike ELtouby

way over priced

I live in manhatten, ny i bought the best coverage the akc offers. half of all the claims i submitted were all cut in half and they stated they were overpriced when that was the going rate in manhattan also refused to pay for my puppies giardia test cause the dog was not sick enough to show he needed the test but in the end he did have giardia. I would deff not recommend them its all the name that they are selling AKC!!!!!

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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