The alarming rise in bull breed dog attacks in recent years has been dominating the news for months. There have been bite incidents concerning both children and adults, and when a Pitbull type breed is involved, they are often serious or even fatal. So, what makes this category of dog so dangerous when they bite? Here at Denmon Pearlman, we have explored this topic in the guide below.
Bull Breed Size
While you may see some smaller Pitbull dogs around, the size of these animals is generally bigger than the average dog breed. They can grow up to 53cm in height which is quite tall for a dog when you think about it. This means they are highly capable of overpowering a small child or frail senior, and even a fit and well adult.
They may look medium and harmless, but in truth, bulldogs are some of the strongest dogs in the world. This strength means that if they decide to bite, they can cause major damage to the victim. Their jaws in particular are highly efficient at locking down and tearing flesh. They have even been known to remove fingers or toes during attacks.
Unfortunately, dogs are animals at the end of the day, and bull breeds have some of the strongest prey drive in the country. They are well known to not let go once they have started an attack, and this is a major red flag. Once a Pitbull has determined you to be its target, it is less likely than lots of other types of dogs to release its bite or be deterred. They will continue the attack until the fight is over which makes them a high-risk species. The fact that it is difficult to control them once a frenzy begins means the chance of a victim walking away from a biting incident is significantly low as well.
What Can You Do?
If you or someone that you are close to has been attacked, get in touch today. We can help you navigate the path ahead and figure out how to seek compensation from the bull breed owner. There are emotional repercussions and physical factors to consider in these cases, and everything is relevant.
When it comes to legal advice, we are here to provide assistance. Denmon Pearlman attorneys are highly knowledgeable and have the experience needed to find justice in dog bite cases. With so much at stake, it is an emotionally vulnerable time. We try hard to serve our clients with respect so that they feel comfortable and regain confidence.
You can find Denmon Pearlman offices of law at any of the addresses listed below. Come and see us for an appointment today.
- Tampa – 2504 W Crest Ave, Tampa, FL 33614
- Petersburg – 520 2nd Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
- New Port Richey – 5703 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652
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