Dog Bite Breeds
The most labeled bite breeds
Pitbulls and Rottweilers are often labeled as the most dangerous dog breeds. It is important to note one of the reasons cited for the high incidence of attacks. Among these breeds, the main cause is their selective breeding for dogfighting. In fact, any dog that is trained or encouraged to be aggressive toward humans can pose a threat, no matter what their breed is. It is important to consider trends of aggression in breeds and train them accordingly to minimize the risk of attacks. Here at Zagoria Law, we have handled cases where dogs have attacked humans, mostly children, involving a variety of breeds.
Do your research on the dog breed
If you are thinking about getting a pet, we highly encourage you to do your research. Consider the breed’s history of violent behavior amongst other factors. ANIMALS 24-7 released a study of over 22 breeds that attacked humans in the US and Canada over a span of 22 years. In result, this study logged the number of dog attacks by breed from 1982-2014 and the results may surprise you. We invite you to take a look and see if your dog breed is on the list.
Not all dogs are the same
If you are thinking about a new pet or already have a pet that falls into the list of breeds with incidents of 10 or more instances of human attacks, you may want to take these stats into consideration. It is important not to assume that a dog is safe, just because it is not a Pitbull and Rottweiler. Conversely, not all Pitbull and Rottweiler breeds are dangerous either. Studies like this can help you identify trends in breeds. This will help you take proper precautionary steps to train your pet for safe interactions with humans. Taking a breed’s history of aggression into consideration as you select and train your pet may help you avoid a potential incident in the future.