I am so angry .. My long standing theory has further evidence that banks and insurance comapanies are the real movers and shakers behind world politics !!!! So , I had some changes to make in our farm policy ... we have been with this company for 20 years or so , we have recomended them highly to many people , who have then done buisness with tehm .. its a small mutual company , localy owned .. you know .. get teh buisness reports can attend the annual meeting if tou want , that sort of company ... because the changes I wanted to make were pretty major .. and we have since built new barn since tha last time and agent was out .. teh agent needed to come out and do a review .. it was a new agent that they had just hired with in the past 3 months .. I had mmy appoint ment set at 1 pm .. unfortuantly off farm work tied me up and I was half hour late .. he had been there and gone .. not bothering to call the alternate number where some one can be reached at all busness hours .. So called the compny as soon as i had gotten home to appologize and set a new appointment .... well seems there is a problem .. ohhh they will re ajust the policy and keep us as customers .. thats fine no problem there .. but as of right now and untill I get rid of him .. our policy is cancelled ... seems the agent saw ans even petted our mutt dog who needs to go in kennel when no one is home because I have never been able to break him of the habit of cocking his leg in the house when no one is there .. he also took pictures of him .. he went intop teh kennel to take pictures of him ... why are they dropping me until I show proof i no longer have the dog ..? well some where in his ancestry he has a breed with black and tan markings .. dobie , rotty .. coon hound ? some thing , though since he has black and tan markings he is considered a dangerouos breed .. (he is a heinze .. weighs forty pounds and will lick you to death ) our companies underwriters have changed and the new ones have a whole list of breeds that they will not insure homes and farms where those breeds reside .. or if there are any charachteristics of those breeds.. and the black and tan markings our on that list ! so I am to get rid of a family member or so thay want Sigh I tlaked yesterday to the nationwide agent who insures our store (commercial policy ).. you know farm bureau ... and explained to him the problem and was truthfull about it , as when inspection time came it would be evident anyway .. he is going to try to get the underwriters to make an exclusion if needed since he knows the dog .. but he thought I would prlooy run into the same problem with nationwide .. their underwritting policy has changed as well .. He told me there is a whole list of dogs that insurance companies are trying to eliminate .. totally in teh US the entire breeds .... I am sure the AKC is going to have a say .... With my mutual company I couldnt even buy a rider to include the dog .. there isnt one .. I am now unisured oficially till I destroy .. not find a new home , but destoy and have proof of .. he has never bitten anyone , I dont let him run loose ever .. since he wont stay home ... ( I did call the bank and have them put their high high premium insurance on teh house at least untill this isue is resolved) and all this occure becaue I was held up and missed appointment ... teh agent actually went into teh kennel to take pictures of the dog !!!!! I am furious !!!!!!! WEe have been with this comany for 20 years !!!!!! Paula Hyde Park farm !!!!