Although dogs are among the most widely kept household pets in the world and can sometime be as much a part of our family as our children or partners, certain breeds of dogs can be dangerous.
The UK’s most dangerous dog breeds
Although there exists a debate about whether certain breeds of dogs are violent due to nature or nurture, statistically these are the five most dangerous dog breeds.
- Boxers: Boxers are descendants of WW1 era hunting dogs and are renowned for their use in hunting and guarding due to their large frames and powerful bites. Boxers tend to be protective of their owners, which means that they are a good breed of dog for a family looking for security, but they can be extremely dangerous to strangers and curious children.
- German Shepherd: The German Shepherd or sometimes inaccurately referred to as an Alsatian is an intelligent and fierce breed of dog used in police work and in the military. Although fiercely loyal, German Shepherds can be quite aggressive and have one of the strongest bites measured among dogs, with the average being 238 psi. To put that in perspective, the average human male has a bite force of around 150 psi.
- Great Dane: If trained properly, a Great Dane can be a gentle giant. However due to their sheer size and weight, if untrained, a Great Dane could be a killing machine. Great Danes can weigh up to 90kg and can reach over 86cm in height whilst on all fours.
- Rottweiler: Just like the German Shepherd, the Rottweiler possesses an extremely strong bite and is known to be among the most aggressive breeds of dogs.
- Pit Bull Terrier: Pit Bull Terriers are by the far the most dangerous breed of dog. Pit Bulls are prone to attacking children even when unprovoked and cause serious injuries and even fatalities. Due to their strength and aggressive nature, Pit Bulls are often bred for illegal dog fights.
Bitten by a dog and it wasn’t your fault?
If you’ve been bitten by a dog within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today. In our 15 years’ experience we’ve helped many people pursue claims for compensation for injuries such as accidents at work, slips, trips and falls, road traffic accidents and even accidents on holiday that occurred outside the UK. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.
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Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice