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Dogs are magnificent animals. They have such a great range of size, temperament, and looks. Their ability to communicate and get along with humans has earned them the title, “man’s best friend.” It is an unfortunate sight to see an animal that we commonly think of as kind and gentle turn and become dangerous.

As you observe dogs, you may wonder why some of them are well behaved while others are obviously unruly and potentially dangerous. There are a number of factors that may play a role in the determination of a dangerous dog.

Three factors that may affect whether or not a dog is more likely to be the cause of a Milwaukee dog bite or not are:

  • Type of breed. There are thousands of breeds and breed mixes of dogs out there. There are certain breeds—such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds—that tend to bite more than other breeds.
  • Mistreatment. Sadly, dogs are sometimes mistreated by their owners. Mistreatment of neglect of a dog can cause the animal to become aggressive and mean. These dogs can potentially attack humans and become the cause of a dog bite in Wisconsin.
  • Poor socialization. When a dog is growing from a pup, it should be properly trained to get along with other dogs and humans. This process is called socialization. Training will help the dog to develop into a well-mannered canine. Failure to train a dog properly can produce an animal that reacts with hostility to other pets or unfamiliar humans.

If you have become the victim of a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal options, contact an experienced Milwaukee dog bite attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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