Every dog, no matter how friendly it is, can harm its owner or members of the public.
That's why, in Connecticut, dog owners have a legal responsibility always to keep their animals under control.
However, despite all dogs being “dangerous” to a degree, some dog breeds are inherently more aggressive than others – and they can cause serious harm.
The Most Aggressive Dog Breeds in Connecticut
If you're hurt by an aggressive dog in Connecticut, you can hold the owner or handler responsible for your injuries. Here are five dog breeds with the most aggressive traits you should be aware of.
Originally bred for bull baiting, pit bulls caused 72% of all dog attack fatalities in the US in recent years. Although they're intelligent and responsive to training, they're known for having fierce bites, and without input from an experienced trainer, they can be dangerous.
With a strong guarding instinct, Rottweilers are territorial and protective of what they perceive to be “theirs.” This tendency can lead to aggressive and unpredictable behavior, particularly around strangers, unless these dogs are properly trained.
Although this breed is often playful, they have a dominant and tenacious streak and can be wary around strangers. They can make dangerous pets unless early signs of aggressive behavior are corrected.
Territorial and stubborn, these dogs are prone to biting, especially if they're trying to dominate a pack or become the “leader” of a family. They must be trained, so they understand their place in the home.
German shepherds are highly protective, which makes them great police dogs. However, they can be dangerous if not properly handled, especially around young children.
Other frequent biters include:
- Jack Russell Terriers
Even attacks by small dogs can cause serious harm, especially to children.
Dog Bite Attorney in Connecticut
If an aggressive dog in Connecticut injures you, you may be entitled to compensation. As an experienced dog bite attorney, I can evaluate your case and determine whether you have a claim. Contact me, attorney Jim Miron, for a free consultation at 203-339-5991 or through my contact form.
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