When a dog that you do not know charges you on the street, your instinct is to run away. Don't do it. This is only going to make the situation worse.
While large-breed dogs certainly can be aggressive, do you ever feel like it's the small breeds that seem the most like they want to harm you? Do they show you these signs of aggressive behavior far more often than their larger counterparts?
If you ask animal lovers this question, most of them would say no. However, the plethora of news reports detailing dog and animal bites appear to indicate that some dogs are predisposed to attacking humans. Since California is home to many different types of animals and pets, trying to learn more about why dogs attack is important to one's safety.
Pit bulls have a reputation for injuring innocent victims and as such are often the main "suspect" in dozens of dog and animal bites. Many of these animals do not deserve such a reputation but at the same time, some pit bulls do indeed attack people. Recently, an animal control officer from the Clearlake region of California suffered a pit bull attack after responding to a call from police officers.
It is said and widely believed that dogs are humankind's best friends. Dogs and even other pet animals are companions, buddies and part of the family. Unfortunately, these furry friends come equipped with an arsenal of weapons including claws and teeth. When people suffer serious dog and animal bites, the first thing they want to know is who is liable for these injuries.