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Which dogs are most likely to bite?

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2021 | Personal Injury

Dogs of all kinds can bite, but there are some that are more likely to bite than others. Interestingly, the dogs that bite the most are probably not the dogs that you would consider the most dangerous.

Despite that, their bites still carry harmful bacteria and may cause serious wounds. If you or your child are bitten by any dog, then you need to seek out medical care.

Which dogs bite most often?

Some of the dogs that are most likely to bite include:

  • ·         Chihuahuas
  • ·         German Shepherds
  • ·         Cocker Spaniels
  • ·         Papillions
  • ·         Bulldogs
  • ·         Australian Shepherds
  • ·         Jack Russel Terriers
  • ·         Pekingese
  • ·         Pitbulls
  • ·         English Bulldogs

You may be surprised to see so many small breeds on this list, but the reality is that many small breeds do nip and bite. Even though their bites may not be as painful or damaging physically, they can puncture the skin and may lead to serious infections. This is why any bite has to be taken seriously, and you should seek medical care.

Who is responsible if a dog bites you or your child?

Whether you’re living next to a neighbor with a loud, disorderly pet or you have concerns about a dog that is living with one of your children’s friends, it’s important to know that dog bites can happen and that you can hold the owner liable for any injuries that result. All dogs can bite, so watch out for the warning signs, like a tucked tail or pressed-down ears, to avoid them. If a dog does attack, call 911 or seek medical attention. Animal control may need to be involved to quarantine or handle the attack as well.

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