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Dog Bites: Dangerous Dogs

Dangerous-Dogs-ImageWhat is a Dangerous Dog?

“Dangerous Dog” means:

  • A dog that has killed or inflicted severe injury on a person without being provoked.
  • Is determined by government or animal control officials for to have previously:
    • Bitten someone severely enough to result in broken bones or disfigurement, or inflicted injury requiring cosmetic surgery or hospitalization.
    • Killed or inflicted severe injury on a domestic animal.
    • Approached someone in a vicious or terrorizing manner in apparent attack mode.
  • A dog owned or kept for the purpose of dog fighting or any dog trained for dog fighting.

“Potentially Dangerous Dog” means:

  • A dog that has been determined by government or animal control officials to have previously:
    • Bitten someone severely enough to result in broken bones or disfigurement, or inflicted injury requiring cosmetic surgery or hospitalization.
    • Killed or inflicted severe injury on a domestic animal
    • Approached someone in a vicious or terrorizing manner in apparent attack mode.

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