When you’re deciding which pet to get, you likely want to stay away from breeds that are notoriously unfriendly. Here, we look at dangerous breeds.

Buyer Beware: The Top 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

You’ve decided it’s time to have a dog in your life. You know pups offer good protection and excellent companionship, and you want to teach your children how to care for others besides themselves. This being said, you need a dog that is good around children, is friendly towards other humans, and likes to play.

As a responsible person, you want to do research on the breed that is ideal for you and your family. Although you know every dog is different, you want a breed that is known for its agreeable nature, and want to stay away from canines that are known for being aggressive.

Top 10 Breeds That Are Often Aggressive

You’ve probably heard stories about certain breeds attacking people and other pets. And although you can never fully prevent such a tragedy from occurring, you can decrease the chances by avoiding breeds that are known for their irritable nature.

The American Veterinary Medical Association conducted a twenty-year study on different breeds, focusing on the number of fatalities they caused. Its list of the top ten most dangerous dog breeds is:

  1. Pit bull
  2. Rottweiler
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Husky
  5. Wolf-Dog Hybrid
  6. Malamute
  7. Doberman
  8. Chow Chow
  9. Great Dane
  10. St. Bernard

The temperament of a dog is often associated with genetics, the attitude of the other dogs and people with whom it associates, socialization, and training. However, all dogs are different: some dogs of “friendly” breeds like Golden and Labrador Retrievers may often be aggressive, while many pit bull owners attest that their dogs are the nicest they’ve ever met. The bottom line is, you can never tell what a dog is like until you interact with it on a regular basis.

If You’ve Been Attacked

If you suffered from a dog bite, you could have disfigurement, permanent nerve and tissue damage, and emotional scars. The attorneys of the Andrew Kim Law Firm want to help you hold someone accountable for this negligence. Contact us today to learn how we may be able to give you a hand.