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Can a landlord refuse a service dog based on breed?

In some specific cases, yes.

For example, if the landlord can show that permitting a dog of a certain breed to reside on the premises would substantially increase his insurance premiums or cause his insurance carrier to drop him, then it would generally be considered an undue burden on the landlord and he can refuse to permit the dog even if it is a fully trained service dog. See attachment.

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2006-06-12 HUD memo on insurance policy restrictions related to reasonable accommodations.PDF16.18 KB