Various breeds of dogs are more likely to become vicious and attack and seriously injure humans. Most of us have heard stories about pit bulls, listed as the second most dangerous breed. There are several breeds that pose a danger to humans. Considered to be one of the most dangerous, the Caucasian Shepherd was trained over many generations to protect herds of livestock, and does not trust humans it does not know. Although these are not common pets, there are more in Alaska than in many other states. It only takes one to inflict permanent damage or death.
German Shepherds are heavy dogs, often weighing as much as 100 lbs. They are used by police to attack offenders when necessary. These dogs are dangerous to the community in certain situations, particularly if the dog feels its owners is threatened, or if not properly trained. Rottweilers are also knows for being a threat to humans, and these are very powerful animals. When abused, neglected or poorly trained, they can inflict serious injuries, including fatal, upon innocent people. Alaskan Malamutes and Huskies can become destructive when kept confined and not exercised frequently, as they were bred for hard work. They are difficult to train, and an owner that has failed to ensure that the animal is properly trained is putting others at risk.
In a case in which a pet dog has attacked and injured another person, the injuries can be extremely dangerous, and have the potential for causing death. Young children who are lower in height are at an extreme risk of death when attacked by one of these dogs, as the head and neck, as well as the upper torso are easily reached by the animal. Adults can also suffer permanent injuries when attacked by any of these breeds, as well as several others known to have a tendency to become vicious. Any dog, if poorly trained, is a threat to the community.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, contact Johnson & Combs. The firm serves the state of Alaska in personal injury law.