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A Look at Some of the Most Aggressive Dog Breeds

Published on July 21st, 2013

Dog bites are extremely common among Chicago residents and account for millions of personal injury accidents each year. In fact, studies show that nearly five million individuals are affected by dog bites in the United States on an annual basis—thousands of which live in the Chicago area alone. While an experienced dog bite lawyer can defend your case in the event of injury, it is important to educate yourself on the most aggressive types of dogs in order to reduce your risk for a personal injury.


The Chow is notorious for being a one-person dog, meaning that they are extremely protective over their owner and will often bite strangers without warning. Chows require intense discipline from the start in order to break these habits and control their ferociousness.

Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer is a very dominant breed. As with the Chow, Giant Schnauzers will usually challenge strangers who come close to their owner, causing potentially serious injuries.

Cocker Spaniels

Cocker Spaniels may not seem aggressive, but they often suffer from a genetic disease known as rage syndrome, which leads to spontaneous acts of violence against family members rather than strangers.

Llasa Apso

The Llasa Apso is a large-sized dog known for being impatient around children. This often leads to serious problems, as children tend to approach unknown dogs without thinking about the consequences.

Old English Sheepdog

It’s no real surprise that the Old English Sheepdog is protective of their owners, especially considering that they were originally bred to show dominance in order to successfully herd sheep and other farm animals. For this reason, Old English Sheepdogs may become aggressive if another individual gets too close to their owner.

It is important to remember that all dog breeds can be violent under the right circumstances. Get the legal representation you need following a dog bite injury by contacting the Shea Law Group today at (888) 529-4185.

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