The laws in place regarding dog bites and attacks vary from state to state. Some states follow what is commonly known as the “one bite” rule which protects the dogs owner from liability on the first injury caused by the dog. Other states have very strict rules in place that place liability on the owner of the dog regardless of the dogs prior behavior. Lastly, a few states use a combination of these rules.
While dogs provide companionship and security to many. They also pose a potential risk and these things need to be taken into consideration when deciding on what breed of dog you’ll choose and how you’ll allow your dog to interact with others.