Chicago Dog Bite Attorneys
Dogs Most Likely to Bite
Breeds of dogs that are likely to bite have been the subject of heated debates around the country. However, pit-bulls and Rottweilers seem to lead the pack when it comes to dangerous breeds of dogs that make the “most likely to bite” list. These are dogs that we see mauling toddlers and infants. May of these dogs are house pets that turn on their owners or their young children in one foul moment.
Pit-bulls and Rottweilers are powerful dogs. They could weigh over 100 pounds and have the capacity, if unrestrained, to leap over fences and attack unsuspecting people walking on the street. Although pit-bull lovers and owners would endlessly debate this issue and maintain that these are loving, caring dogs, statistics show that it isn’t true.
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, a majority of fatal dog attacks between 1979 and 1996 were caused by pit-bulls and Rottweilers. These two breeds alone accounted for about 100 fatal dog attacks during that period. These are the breeds that the CDC considers to be the highest risk and most prone to attacking, injuring or killing people:
- German Shepherds
- Alaskan malamutes
- Doberman pinschers
- Great Danes
- Saint Bernards
Although these are known to be dangerous breeds, safety experts caution that any dog or animal could turn around and attack unprovoked at any time. Some dog owners completely miss danger signals, for example, when their dog barks aggressively at passers by or attacks and injures smaller dogs. Some owners train their dogs to attack and injure and in such cases, breeds don’t matter. A dog that is trained to attack will attack.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured by a dog attack, call a skilled Chicago personal injury lawyer at Page Law at (800) 227-2727 for a free consultation. Our lawyers will do what it takes to protect your legal rights and obtain fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
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