Aggressive Dog Breeds
Below, our personal injury attorneys in Texas have compiled information on aggressive breeds of dogs for your benefit.
Any dog, regardless of breed, can and will bite someone given different circumstances such as mistreatment, the behavior of the dog bite victim, or the perceived threat a victim poses to the dog or the dog's family. There is, however, no question that certain breeds of dogs have a genetic predisposition towards aggressive behavior. While you may never know when or why a dog becomes aggressive, you should always keep a watchful eye on the following breeds:
- Pit Bulls
- German Shepherds
- Doberman Pinchers
Studies have shown that the increased population of large dogs in America has resulted in an increased severity of dog bite injuries. 44 percent of all reported dog bite cases involved German Shepherds yet the breed accounted for only 22 percent of license registrations. Less than 20 percent of dog bites involved small purebred dogs, but those breeds accounted for more than 40 percent of registrations. The pit bull has historically been a major offender of dog bite injuries to children. These dogs can be unstable, with 94 percent of pit bull attacks reported as unprovoked.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite or other animal related injury, please contact Carabin & Shaw today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee unless we successfully resolve your case.
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