Although any dog has the potential to act aggressively, certain breeds are known to be especially dangerous. Pit bulls and Rottweilers have consistently been identified as dog breeds that are most likely to bite. They have been known to cause serious injuries and even fatal attacks.
Pit bulls and Rottweilers have aggressive behavioral tendencies and can act territorial. While pit bulls have been bred to fight, Rottweilers were bred to hunt prey and herd animals.
Other dog breeds that can pose a high risk of bites include German Shepherds, terriers, bulldogs, mastiffs, huskies and mixed breeds. Factors such as a dog’s training, history of mistreatment and level of socialization can also play a role in their likelihood of biting someone.
Remember, even dogs that have never shown hostile tendencies may bite, regardless of their breed. Gentle dogs can also attack if provoked.
In Illinois, it does not matter whether a person’s dog bite came from a dangerous breed, such as a pit bull or Rottweiler. Dog owners are entirely liable any time their pets cause injuries.
At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our experienced and compassionate dog bite attorneys can work with you to recover compensation for your injuries. We can help you hold dog owners accountable for the harm their pets caused.
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