It is common for a person who imagines a dog bite to immediately think of larger, aggressive breeds. While these dogs can indeed cause serious injuries and can even deliver fatal attacks, smaller dogs can cause serious damage as well. Read on to learn about some of the dog breeds most likely to bite you. If you have been the victim of this type of attack, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 for a free legal consultation.
Known as “wiener dogs” by many, the name is actually German and translates to “badger dog.” More than one study has found that a dachshund is more likely to become violent with dogs and people than larger dogs like Rottweilers and pit bulls. These dogs were bred to kill badgers, and badgers are great fighters, so it does make sense that they would be so aggressive. Unfortunately, this can lead to injury for humans.
The largest chihuahua is only six pounds, which would lead some to believe that they are not very dangerous. Unfortunately, this is not true. They have the attitude of larger dogs and they can be very protective. This breed of dog is known for barking, snarling, lunging, and other aggressive behaviors that owners would not allow if the dog were larger.
When you look at this dog, you might see nothing but “puppy dog eyes,” but they can also have an issue that is known as “genetic rage syndrome.” In some dogs, this causes them to lash out violently for no known reason. The dog then returns to their previous placid selves. Anyone can be the victim of this type of attack, from the owner to a total stranger.
There is no other way to put it: This type of dog generally does not like strangers or kids. They are impulsive, sensitive, and temperamental. Once again, their breeding background likely explains this: they were bred for centuries to be part of the Chinese Imperial court and were indulged and pampered.
Bred to follow scents and to hunt, beagles have a strong drive and they want to indulge in this type of behavior. What’s worse, they are also excitable and impetuous. This can make it very hard for them to be loose or open to new people – even if they are well trained.
If you have suffered a dog bite by any of these breeds or another one entirely, then it is time to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 for a free legal consultation. We can help you determine the next move and whether or not you have a strong case.