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Give Your Pets the Best of the Best.

 A team of pet enthusiasts who joined forces with American Kennel Club to become an award-winning pet insurance provider.

About Us & Our History

Our history dates to the 1980s, across the pond in the UK. Dog enthusiast Sir John D. Spurling entered the pet insurance business in 1984 and quickly found success, filling a much-needed gap 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 insurance to dogs in the UK before its arrival in the United States as PetPartners in 2002. A year later, AKC Pet Insurance was launched as the exclusive pet insurance brand of the American Kennel Club.

This alliance has allowed AKC Pet Insurance to play a unique role in the industry, offering the pet insurance of champions to all dogs and cats, no matter their breed.

  1. 1984
    Sir John D. Spurling entered the pet insurance business with much success.

  2. 2002
    PetPartners arrives in the US after two decades of providing pet insurance in the UK.

  3. 2003
    AKC Pet Insurance launches as the exclusive pet insurance brand of the AKC.

  4. 2021
    Breeding Coverage is instated, helping responsible breeders ensure the safety of their beloved breeding dogs.

  5. 2021
    AKCPI joins the Independence Pet Group family of pet health products and services.

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They Trust You. You Can Trust Us.

 Exclusive Partner of the American Kennel Club Since 2003

The American Kennel Club is the world’s largest and most highly regarded dog registry—dedicated to advancing canine health and well-being, responsible dog ownership, and canine sports.

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    Customizable Plans

    AKC Pet Insurance's selection of policy add-ons and customizable coverage options help you create a plan as unique as your dog or cat.

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    24/7 Vet Helpline

    Questions on whether your pet’s symptoms require a trip to the vet don’t always happen during regular veterinary office hours.

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    The Most Comprehensive Coverage

    AKC Pet Insurance is the only brand that offers the industry’s most comprehensive pre-existing condition coverage after 365 days of continuous coverage*.

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Our Values

As one of the first pet insurance providers in the United States, AKC Pet Insurance brings a wealth of knowledge to your pet insurance experience. Customizable plans, the industry’s most comprehensive pre-existing condition coverage*, and customer-focused service are just some of the reasons AKC Pet Insurance is the best choice for your pet’s health protection.

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    Get Coverage to Suit Your Dog’s Breed

    Coverage is available to dogs and cats without any breed-specific exclusions. You can choose to add optional coverage for exams, hereditary conditions, and wellness to suit your pet's health needs.

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    Flexible Options

    Choose your own limits! You can pick the $20,000 annual limit option, your own coinsurance rate, and even pay premiums on an annual or monthly basis.

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    No Age Limits or Breed Restrictions

    There are no age limits for pets and no vet exam required for enrollment. You can even choose any veterinarian or emergency/specialty clinic in the U.S. or Canada.

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    Convenient Features and Benefits

    AKC Pet Insurance offers a multi-pet discount** and a 24/7 Vet Helpline available whenever you need it.

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    Customer-Focused Service and Support

    Our knowledgeable and friendly Customer Care Team offers unlimited support. They can help you find the right coverage and assist with managing claims, ensuring you get the best service possible.

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    Unmatched Coverage

    AKC Pet Insurance is the only brand offering coverage for curable and incurable pre-existing conditions*, helping you protect your pet when they need it most.

*Not available in all states. Pre-existing condition coverage available after 365 days of continuous coverage. “Only brand” refers to comparison with 5 pet insurance carriers making up approximately 80% of the US pet insurance market (Nationwide, ASPCA, Trupanion, HealthyPaws and PetPlan).

**Not available in all states. New and current policyholders may receive a 5% multi-pet discount if they get coverage for more than one pet or add an additional pet to an existing policy.

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Best Pet Insurance For Pre-Existing Conditions


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Best for pets with pre-existing conditions

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