No matter if you’re a dog lover or a dog hater, there is no denying that some breeds are more vicious than others. On the one hand, there are plenty of dogs that hardly ever behave aggressively towards humans. On the other hand, there are plenty of dogs that have a track record of biting and attacking humans. With that in mind, here is an overview of the breeds of dogs that are prone to biting.
Which Dog Breed are Prone to Biting?
As mentioned, there are some breeds of dogs that are known for snapping, attacking, and biting humans. Some of the most common are:
1. Pit Bulls:
If you pay any attention to the dog realm, the fact that Pit Bulls are at the top of this list should come as no surprise. In fact, the pit bull is considered to be the most aggressive breed of dog in existence. Given that this breed was largely used for dog fights in the past, they remain one of the most aggressive dog breeds in existence. Although these dogs can be fun-loving and cuddly, they can also snap without warning and deliver visceral bites that can cause permanent and insurmountable damage.
Another breed of dog that is prone to biting is the Rottweiler. This is a very powerful and often aggressive dog. In fact, despite the fact that Pit Bulls are the most likely to attack humans, rottweilers can easily overpower them. Much like pit bulls, they can bite in ways that will leave humans permanently disfigured or even dead.
3. Cocker Spaniel:
While the first two breeds come as no surprise, this one just might. Although they are somewhat cute and cuddly, Cocker Spaniels are actually highly prone to biting humans. The Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular pets in America, but they are very quick to respond by biting when they feel threatened. This can be positive, as they are very protective of their owners. However, when it comes to other circumstances, this can quickly lead to a dangerous situation.
4. Tosa Inu:
These dogs are so vicious that they have been banned from places such as New Zealand, Malaysia, and the UK. These big dogs are known for killing humans wherever they roam. While the breed has been somewhat domesticated and many now enjoy them as pets, once triggered, they can execute deadly attacks that can end lives in minutes.
5. German Shepherd:
Most well-known for being police dogs, German Shepherds are as lovable as they are vicious. They are known for being pretty good with kids. However, they are also fierce watchdogs. Statistically speaking, German Shepherds account for 3.8% of the total dog bite-related fatalities in this country. Large and highly intelligent, these dogs are excellent watchdogs but watch out when they are triggered.
Bullmastiffs are cutesy dogs that may seem non-threatening at first glance. And for the most part, these dogs actually are very charming and well-behaved. Nevertheless, they are also quite unpredictable. They come across and somewhat unstable in that they can quickly switch from one mood to another. These dogs can become very angry without warning, and when this happens, they turn aggressive.
Lastly, Chihuahuas are arguably one of the most polarizing breeds in existence. While many people love them, others find them needlessly aggressive and annoying. Either way, although they cannot do the same level of damage as other dogs listed here, they are still quite vicious and are known for attacking humans of all ages.
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Choosing the Best Dog Breed for Your Family
If you want to choose the best dog breed for your family, you must:
- Consider the costs
- Find out about the type of care they need
- Make sure they are child-friendly
- Make sure they are the right size for your home and space
- Ensure that they are not too active for your lifestyle
- Find out about their most common behavior problems
- Find out their age and care based on their age
- Stay away from vicious breeds
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Have You or a Loved One Been Injured by a Dog?
If you or a loved one have been injured by a dog attack, you may need legal representation. First of all, you must be able to present the evidence in a way that proves that the owner was negligent or otherwise failed to prevent their dog from executing the attack. You must also be able to prove the damages, both physical and psychological.
While dog attacks may seem like an open and shut case, in many instances, they are anything but. Rather, you will most likely have your work cut out for you in terms of proving what happened. If you need help fighting a personal injury case that was caused by a dog attack, Attorney Terry Bryant is a seasoned attorney who will be glad to assist you. Contact him today for more information.