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About AKC Pet Insurance

As one of the first pet insurance companies in the United States, AKC Pet Insurance, underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (in Washington by American Pet Insurance Company) and administered by PetPartners, Inc., has served as a dedicated and highly respected provider of high quality, comprehensive pet health insurance to well-loved dogs and cats in all 50 states since 2002.

Based out of the American Kennel Club corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, AKC Pet Insurance has had the honor of serving as the exclusive pet insurance brand for the prestigious American Kennel Club since 2003. United by a common purpose, we work in tandem to help further the AKC's efforts to advance the canine health and well-being of all dogs, whether purebred or "All American" mixed breeds.

Our History

AKC Pet Insurance's history dates back to the 1980s, "across the pond" in Great Britain. Our story began with just one dog enthusiast, Sir. John D. Spurling, who entered the pet health insurance business in 1984 and quickly found success, filling a need for pet owners. His business expanded, resulting in the creation of a pet insurance company exclusively for the Kennel Club of Great Britain. For nearly two decades, it provided pet health insurance to dogs in the United Kingdom before its arrival in the United States as PetPartners in 2002. In 2003, AKC Pet Insurance was launched as the exclusive pet insurance brand backed by the American Kennel Club®.

In 2017, Independence Holding Company (NYSE: IHC) acquired a controlling interest in PetPartners as a part of their growing pet health division. Through its ownership of Independence American Insurance Company ("IAIC"), IHC is a leading underwriter of pet insurance. In June 2021, Iguana Capital, Inc., an investment company (in which IHC is a minority investor) acquired a controlling interest in PetPartners.

This rich history allows AKC Pet Insurance to play a unique role as the only pet insurance brand backed by the American Kennel Club-providing "the pet insurance of champions" whether your pup is a champion in the ring or just in your heart.

We know that pets are family and we are honored to be able to help pet owners meet the healthcare needs of their pets, and in turn, live long, happy, healthy lives. Our goal is providing our customers with the same unsurpassed care, compassion and coverage that we would desire for our own pets and family.

AKC Pet Insurance Facts

  • Founded:
    2003 (AKC Pet Insurance Brand)
  • Administered by:
    PetPartners, Inc.
  • Underwritten by:
    American Pet Insurance Company & Independent American Insurance Company
  • Headquartered: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • President:
    Lane Kent