I have State Farm insurance on my home. When I first obtained it, my agent asked me if I had a dog. I did, and told him it was a German Shepherd. That was fine. He told me, however, that if I owned a Pit Bull, my rates would almost DOUBLE for the year, if they were willing to issue the policy at all. Apparently, they check with animal control and local P.D. to see if there have been complaints against the dog and if so, no policy.