Certain dog breeds are believed to be more dangerous and more aggressive compared to others dog breeds. When a dog’s violent or predatory nature are combined with poor training and monitoring, the end result could be a traumatic or even fatal attack. A dog bite or attack can leave a victim traumatized, as well as seriously hurt.
If you or someone dear to you suffers from injuries caused by a dog bite or attack, consult with an experienced dog bite attorney from The Grossman Law Firm as soon as possible.
The Pit Bull, originating from England, is a mix between an English Bulldog and an Old English Terrier. Originally known as American Pit Bull Terriers, these dogs were bred and trained to catch other dogs, hunt, and were even forced to fight bulls and bears. With their muscular legs, powerful jaws and thick skulls, it is no surprise that Pit Bull dog bites and attacks can result in serious physical injuries and even fatalities.
Rottweilers are large dogs with strong jaws, and are known for their protective instincts and aggressive nature. Numerous homeowners choose this dog breed to protect their homes, although a Rottweiler’s overprotectiveness can, at times, result in dangerous attacks and deadly bites. Common injuries sustained by Rottweiler bites and attacks are scarring, bone fractures, cuts and lacerations, and disfigurement.
The Akita Inu, commonly known as the Akita or American Akita, is one of the oldest forms of domesticated dogs. This dog breed originating from Japan served as hound dogs to hunt large game such as bears. The Akita is believed to be a very strong, powerful, and even dominant dog. If left unattended or if separated from their owner, Akitas can be destructive and violent, and can cause serious dog bite injuries such as scars, puncture wounds, and broken bones.
German Shepherds, also known as Alsatians, are large-sized dogs originally bred in Germany to herd sheep. Although these are among the most popular and intelligent dog breeds in the entire world, studies show that they are also responsible for the most number of dog attacks. This dog breed can become overly protective of their territory and family, and can bite and attack humans and cause severe injuries.
Law enforcement officials use police dogs to protect police officers, track suspects on command, gather evidence, and help make arrests. Although police dogs are trained to bite if needed, they are in no way trained to maul or kill anyone. It is possible, however, for police dogs to harm or inflict serious injury on innocent individuals. Since lawsuits involving police dogs can be complex, it would be best to consult with a dog bite lawyer.
A Presa Canario is a large, dominant, and strong-tempered dog, and is believed to be one of the most dangerous dog breeds in the country. Presa Canarios require obedience and socialization training, and they may be unable to co-exist with individuals and other dog breeds if they are not socialized at an early age. Presa Canarios have been linked to numerous fatal attacks, and victims of a dog bite by this breed are very likely to result in short-term to permanent injuries, and even death.
If bitten or attacked by a stray dog, a victim may have a difficult time pursuing a personal injury claim. After all, stray dogs have no home, and no apparent owner. In such cases, it would be best to immediately call animal control, as well as consult with an experienced dog bite attorney.