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If an unleashed dog bites another dog, is the owner liable?

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If an unleashed dog bites another dog, is the owner liable?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 2 years ago.
Generally, yes.Almost all municipalities (cities or counties) have leash laws requiring dogs to be leashed or confined. If your dog is not leashed or confined it is in violation of that statute. This violation creates owner liability for any damage that the dog does while unleased (including biting another dog) by a legal principle of "negligence per se."
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 2 years ago.
You are welcome, and I do wish you the best with this matter.Thank you for using our forum, and please do not forget to rate my service so that I can receive credit for assisting you.Thank you again, and again I wish you the best.Bill