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The Three Dogs Most Likely To Bite Children

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san jose dog bite lawyerDog bites are usually traumatic experiences, but for children who have very little life experience, a serious dog bite can cause trauma that lasts a lifetime. Despite this, the vast majority of dog bites are not reported to the authorities, and the victims and their families do not seek compensation. Even when cases are reported, and insurance companies make payouts to the victims of dog bites, unless a personal injury attorney is involved, victims and their families are often not compensated for the full value of their damages. The following three dog breeds are the most likely to bite children and cause severe injury. If your child has been bitten by one of these breeds, or any other type of dog, seek legal representation right away. 

Pit Bulls

American Pit Bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire terriers, and mixed breed pit bulls are the breeds that take the number one spot for the most frequent and severe dog bites. While the vast majority of pit bulls are gentle dogs, these dogs were bred to fight and frequently bite children in the head and neck. When they do bite, they tend to latch on and not let go, resulting in severe and disfiguring injuries to the face, neck, and other body parts. 

German Shepherds 

Like most dogs, in the hands of the right trainer, a German shepherd can be an outstanding guard dog. Often used by police forces because of their power and obedience, German shepherds partly account for their predominance in child dog bites because of their popularity as pets in the United States. But when not properly socialized, German shepherds can be aggressive and fearful, and their strong bites can easily cause death and disfigurement. 


Like the previous two breeds, rottweilers are often banned from apartment buildings and certain communities, and for good reason. Another dog bred to guard, rottweilers have strong, powerful jaws and bite children more than adults. Combined with their herding instincts, these traits can be a dangerous combination when a rottweiler is scared, territorial, or triggered. 

Call a San Jose, CA Dog Bite Lawyer

If your child has suffered from a serious dog bite, do not wait. Take action and get the help you need from a Santa Clara County dog bite attorney with Fuller Law Firm. Your child’s injuries are real and deserve compensation. Call us today at 408-234-7563 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about what we can do for you. 




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