Most canines are loyal and loveable creatures. But depending on their temperament and upbringing, any dog can turn into a violent beast. Even the smallest pups can cause a considerable amount of harm.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year, with 1 out of every 69 people in the country falling victim to dog bite attacks.
Most dangerous dog breeds
Some dogs are known to be more dangerous than others. Whether it’s due to their size or the force of their bite, these can be some of the most vicious breeds in the world:
- Bernard: Typically, this breed has a reputation for assisting people stuck in the snow. However, if not appropriately socialized, these dogs can become very vicious and aggressive. Due to their size and strength, this could spell trouble for whoever comes in contact with them.
- Bull Terriers: Many associate this breed with Bullseye, the Target dog. While Bullseye Terriers are small, they are also quite muscular. Initially, these canines were champion dogfighters. While they are generally friendly in most cases, people may want to keep an eye on them around small children and animals.
- Pakistani Bulldogs: These canines are often smart, strong-willed and loyal. Typically, these dogs require owners that are assertive leaders who can train them appropriately. Without the proper guidance, these animals can be a force to be reckoned with.
- Doberman Pinscher: Dobermans often make excellent guard dogs. But the characteristics that make them suitable protectors can come with downsides. When these canines feel they or their owners are in danger, they can become irritable, aggressive and threatening.
Victims deserve compensation
No one wants to be the victim of a dog bite. Depending on the circumstances, a dog bite could result in serious, even permanent injury. If someone does fall victim, they may want to seek legal counsel.