Put a Leash on It: Top Dogs that Bite
Dog bites can be extremely painful and emotionally traumatic to experience. You may have been petting a dog one minute and fending off an attack the next. While almost any dog breed can cause a serious injury under the right circumstances, the following 10 breeds injure people — and send them to hospitals — with the greatest regularity:
- Alaskan Malamute
- Chow Chow
- Doberman Pinscher
- German Shepherd
- Great Dane
- Saint Bernard
- Siberian Husky
- Pit Bull
Of these 10 breeds, the two that cause the most amount of damage are the Pit Bull and the Rottweiler. Pit Bulls were originally bred to be aggressive fighters, so it should come as no surprise that this breed tops the list. They also have extremely strong jaws that can produce a powerful impact on their victim. Rottweilers are a very intelligent breed of dog but can become aggressive without the proper amount of attention and training. Pit Bulls and Rottweilers account for 60 percent of all reported dog bite injuries.
Who is responsible for a dog bite injury?
Under Oklahoma state law, a dog's owner is liable for the injuries it causes another person as long as that person was not trespassing and did not deliberately provoke the dog to attack.
If you or an immediate family member is suffering the effects of a dog bite injury, Barkett Law Firm can help. Our experienced dog bite attorneys have the experience necessary to help you recover compensation for time missed from work, medical expenses, and non-monetary losses such as pain and suffering. You may contact our office at your convenience to schedule a free personal injury consultation appointment. Our attorneys are passionate advocates for the rights of our clients. At the same time, we aggressively work to bring the negligent dog owner to justice.