VA dog bite injury attorneysDo you know what the most dangerous breeds of dog are? As Virginia personal injury lawyers we know that even though the demeanor and aggression of a dog is largely related to how it is raised, treated, and trained, some dogs are simply genetically more dangerous than others. Also, some dogs, such as huskies or pit bulls, are simply larger, heavier, and stronger than most other breeds of dog, giving them the ability to maul, bite, and fatally harm larger humans.

As the statistics illustrate a trend in dangerous and aggressive dog breeds, many states, counties, and cities are looking into breed-specific dog bans that would hopefully curb the number of serious injuries and deaths from dog attacks. However, opponents of these breed-specific bans argue that it is being unfair to the responsible owners and well-behaved dogs. Still other cities, counties and states such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia are simply making owning dangerous dog breeds more difficult – pit bull lovers must buy dangerous dog insurance, pay the city or county a fee, and may be responsible if their dog attacks someone.

Whatever side of the issue you stand on, however, the facts stand that certain breeds of dog are more likely than others to attack humans and show aggression. Be sure to familiarize yourself with this list, so that you can prevent animal attacks from affect your life and your family in the future:

  • Pit bulls
  • Huskies
  •  German shepherds
  • Doberman pinschers
  • Alaskan malamutes
  • Wolf hybrids
  • Rottweilers
  • Chow Chows
  • Presa Canarios
  • Boxers
  • Terriers