Dog Breeds The Most Likely To Bite People In Texas
Recently a friend of mine was forced to suffer a tragic loss to his family.
While, an unavoidable situation brought on his loss, his family was nonetheless devastated to face the reality that his dog was a biter and would need to be put down.
On the website, carlsonattorneys.com, Texas law regarding dog bites is painfully simple:
Texas is a negligence, or one-bite-rule, state when it comes to dog bites. In order to recover damages, an injured person must show negligence on behalf of the dog owner.
Though no one ever sued my friend, the potential for his liability in regards to the family pet was obvious and the dog had certainly proven to be a danger.
Having watched this family endure this tragedy got me to wondering if this dog's particular breed was more prone to bite than others. Turns out that the dog, a blue heeler, was not listed among the Top 4 for biting.
The American Veterinary Medical Association wrote on their website that more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control provides further details on those dog bites:
- Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.
- Children are the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
- Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
So, while dog bites are certainly not that uncommon, are there particular breeds more likely to inflict these wounds? The answer is a resounding yes.
According to the Texas based law firm, fvflawfirm.com, these breeds are the most likely to bite.
#1 Dog Breed Most Likely To Bite - Pit Bull
According to the CDC, pit bulls are responsible for most dog attacks in the United States, accounting for approximately 66% of all fatal dog injuries.
#2 Dog Breed Most Likely To Bite - Rottweilers
Rottweilers are responsible for many dog bite injuries in the U.S., accounting for approximately 10% of all fatal dog attacks.
#3 Dog Breed Most Likely To Bite - German Shepherd
German Shepherds are an intelligent, loyal, and protective breed. However, due to their size and strength, they can cause significant injuries in the event of an attack.
#4 Dog Breed Most Likely To Bite - Husky
Huskies are responsible for many dog bite injuries, accounting for approximately 4.4% of all fatal dog attacks.
Of course, all breeds of dogs could potentially bite and all breeds of dogs are capable of never biting, but the four above have been listed as the most prone, so if adding a canine companion to your family is something you are considering, these statistics might be helpful to you in making your selection.