When people talk about dog bite injuries, especially when talking about fatal injuries, they often talk about larger breeds. Pitbulls are often at the center of these conversations, but dogs such as German Shepherds or Rottweilers may also get mentioned. This happens so often that some people are inherently fearful of these large breeds and think that they are much more aggressive and dangerous.
However, studies have found that it is actually small dogs who are often the more aggressive ones. This could be because of their size, for instance, as they often feel insecure or fearful and they have this need to protect themselves that a larger dog may not feel as keenly. But why is it that we don’t think of small dogs as dangerous when they are actually some of the more aggressive breeds?
Large dogs can cause more serious injuries
The ramifications of a bite are often what people are really talking about when they’re discussing how dangerous a dog is. They know that a small dog may be more aggressive as it barks and snaps at them, but they also know that a bite is just essentially going to leave a small wound or even just a scratch. With a larger dog, such as a pit bull, the dog may be less aggressive, but something that does cause it to bite may mean that the person suffers life-altering injuries in a split second. These dogs are just so large and powerful that they can do a lot of damage and it’s harder to protect yourself.
No matter what type of dog you’ve been bitten by, if you’ve suffered serious injuries, you may be able to seek financial compensation.