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Which dog breeds are considered most dangerous?

A dog attack can be a serious and frightening experience. It could lead to a critical injury. As a result, the dog owner could face heavy penalties.

The issue of legal responsibility for an attack will be judged using several factors. Interestingly, this decision might differ according to state law and how "dangerous" the dog's breed is considered to be.

What is strict liability?

Some states say that a dog owner is automatically responsible if his or her dog bites someone. This is referred to as "strict liability." This means that no matter what they did beforehand (such as fencing, leashing or posting warning signs), the fact that their dog bit somebody means they are responsible. In New York, the court will ask if the animal had "dangerous or vicious propensities" and if the owner knew about this.

Defining vicious propensities

How do you know if a dog has vicious propensities? This can be a difficult question, even for the courts. Is the dog considered potentially aggressive? Does it have a history of biting?

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