There are two types of dog breeds that are responsible for the majority of deadly canine attacks in the U.S. These are Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. Over the last three years, Rottweilers were responsible for approximately 12 deaths while Pit Bulls were responsible for about 52 deaths – this is according to information provided by dogsbite.org. According to data collected during a survey conducted by the United States Centers for Disease Control, dog bite cases requiring medical attention were an astounding 800,000+.
If you or one of your loved ones has been bitten by a dog before in the Southern California area, then you will be glad to know that there is a chance you could get monetary compensation for the injuries and trauma suffered. And the good thing is that a majority of personal injury lawyers do specialize in handling cases related to this sort of injuries. Sadly, what most of these professionals find out as they handle such cases is that a large number of bite victims are kids. This is likely because kids tend to want to play with canines and are likelier to make sudden, and rather impulsive moves which could make a dog feel provoked or frightened. Kids generally don’t know or understand the warning signs of a dog when it is getting ready to attack. Nevertheless, pit bulls have been known to attack even when they haven’t been provoked. The worst thing is that when a canine attacks children are never able to fully protect themselves from the animal; especially if it outweighs them by as much as 40 pounds.
Pit bulls tend to attack adults more often than little children. As a matter of fact, 6 of all who died were people aged 65 years or older, and two of them were attacked while in their own yards! Such attacks as these tend to happen without warning. While pit bulls have mainly attacked adults, they also are responsible for some of the most traumatic injuries caused in children. When this dog breed attacks a kid, it is normally in the presence of a supervisor or adult who is not able to defend the kid against these large, and rather powerful dogs. Pit bull attacks are quite intense and often end up with the victim being severely maimed (and in worst case scenarios resulting in death), that there’s a move to have the breed eliminated.
There is one problem that comes into play when trying to enact laws to control these unpredictable and dangerous animals is that there’s no specific genetic standard of what a pit-bull is constituted.
It’s important for any homeowner to understand that most insurers specifically exclude Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Huskies, and American Bull Dogs from the liability part of their policies. As a result, owners are personally responsible for any attacks.
The Pittweiler, a mixed dog of two very proud and confident dog breeds, has a proud and confident appearance. These dogs can inherit the entire look of either one of its Pitbull or Rottweiler parent. This Pitbull and Rottweiler combination is also referred as American Pittweiler, Rott-N-Pit, Rotten Pit, Rottie Pit, Prott, Rottbull, and Bullrot. This breed is loyal, bible, affectionate, goofy, and emotional towards its family. The dog seeks affection and always returns everything it’s given. If it receives socialization early enough, the dog will tend to be excellent by personality and temperament, and can prove to be a very good family dog.
Being quite intelligent as a mixed breed, it has a loyal, strongly emotional, and brave personality. For this reason, it is a very loving companion that is willing to give its life for its master. At the same time, pitweilers are energetic canines, and can easily dominate a meek owner. Normally, the pitweiler is friendly and can be entrusted to strangers; however, it will remember any unpleasant or rough treatment, and will become wary of the person after such an encounter. Pitweilers have a very loud, deep, and strong bark that they tend to use sparingly. This dog breed only barks when looking to alert his or her owner of any possible threat. This dog breed is highly intelligent and is, therefore, easy to train. However, it requires firm, positive and consistent training. It also needs lots of daily exercises. The good thing about it is that it is easy to groom. Fully grown, pitweilers can weigh between 45 and 100 pounds or even more. The breed’s life expectancy is 10 to 15 years.
Being bred from two very proud and confident breeds, pittweilers possess a proud and confident appearance. These breeds can inherit the entire look of either the Pitbull or Rottweiler. The cross breed’s ears may either be cropped or can be left natural. Its teeth meet to form a scissor bite. The dog’s body tends to resemble that of Presa Canario Mastiffs, but are much agile, alert, and rather fast just like Pitbulls. Its hindquarters are strong and muscular, and its feet are large with nails and rather thick pads. The pitweiler’s tail in not only long but is also curled. They can have either a short and fine coat much like the Pitbull’s or a thick, dense one that resembles that of its Rottweiler parent. Coat colors can widely vary.