Although dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend,” unfortunately this is not always the case. Dogs are loyal and will protect their owner; however, this can become a problem. If the dog breed is particularly dangerous in nature, complications can arise. The dog may not have any malicious intent, but it is in its nature to protect the owner. Thus, if the dog perceives a threat, real or not, it may act accordingly.
Fighting is inherent in the nature of the Pit Bull breed. They have long been bred as fighter dogs and will not rest till their task is completed. Further, they are typically a very muscular breed with a powerful bite. To make matters worse, they are known for biting deep and not letting go. However, if pit bulls are properly trained and socialized from a young age, they can be very loving pets.
Rottweilers are known for their poor tempers, as they are easy to provoke and quick to snap. Thus, they are typically considered unsuitable dogs for a family. If you want to own a Rottweiler, it is imperative that you are able to remain calm, yet assertive with your pet. Continuous training and attention can help avoid any dangerous incidents.
Doberman Pinschers are very strong, smart, and sensitive to sound — given their large ears. They sense anger and choose to react on their own, which can of course, be dangerous. Further, they are inherently aggressive towards humans they do not know. They are quite large as well, which adds to their dangerous nature. Like the other breeds on this list, they need to be carefully trained.
This dog breed is similar to the Alaskan Malamutes, and both are bred as working dogs. Thus, they are not very social. Fortunately, these dogs can definitely be trained to be much more friendly and calm than is inherent in their nature. However, if the proper steps aren’t taken to socialize and train them, they can become very dangerous and aggressive.
If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dangerous dog, you may be eligible to collect damages. Medical bills, wages lost, and suffering can all be compensated for. An personal injury attorney who specializes in dog bites can help represent you and your case, and provide the best course of action.