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Yesterday i was walking my large breed dog (husky ) when a

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Yesterday i was walking my large breed dog (husky ) when a much smaller terrier type charged at me barking. I pulled on my dogs leash and the collar malfunctioned (the plastic buckle broke) the 2 got into a fight. I am not sure if my dog broke the other dog's skin. My dog did have a busted lip and small bite on his leg. Is my dog in danger of being deemed vicious?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will try my level best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can.


No, your dog was not the aggressor here, the other dog was. Your dog's reaction was to defend itself and you from a perceived threat regardless of the size. It is the other owner's fault that this occurred because if they had their dog under control, the altercation would not have happened.


So if anything, it would be the other dog's owner who could be held liable for any injuries or damages here.





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