Texas Personal Injury Blog

23 Jan. 2017

11 of the Riskiest Dog Breeds for Homeowners

Posted By Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC

We love our pets, but insurance companies sometimes do not. Did you know that there are certain dog breeds that may drive up the cost of your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance? Sometimes, an insurer may deny coverage altogether. The reason is that certain types of dogs are considered more aggressive than others and therefore more likely to injure someone.

Dog breeds that have been classified as risky include:

  • Rottweilers
  • Pit Bulls & Staffordshire Terriers
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Great Danes
  • Chows
  • Akitas
  • Presa Canarios
  • Siberian Huskies
  • Alaskan Malamutes
  • Wolf Hybrids
  • German Shepherds

Owners of these pets and, in fact, all dogs, need to be extra careful and attentive when their dog is around an unfamiliar person, no matter how sweet and harmless they may seem. It can take only the smallest provocation for a dog to unexpectedly react and cause harm. If this happens, the dog owner may face liability for any injuries caused by his or her dog. As dog bites can be very painful and damaging, liability could reach into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Texas Dog Bite Law

Texas has a “one bite rule” when it comes to liability for dog bites. This means that in order for an injured person to recover damages for a dog bite, the injured person must prove that the dog had bitten someone before or had acted aggressively in the past. Discuss your case with an attorney to see if you have a case.

Know Your Rights. Contact Us Today.

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC may be able to help you pursue compensation. We encourage you to contact our firm today to schedule your free personal injury consultation with a Dallas dog bite lawyer. We’d be happy to answer your questions and help you understand your options.

Categories: Personal Injury, Dog Bites
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