Chow-Chow Dog Bite Injury In New York State

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Chow-ChowThe Chow-Chow is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. The breed originated in China around 206 B.C. and was bred specifically for hunting, hauling goods, and standing guard. Chow-Chows are often characterized by their independent, low energy, and calm, almost cat-like, demeanor. Still, they are widely noted as being fierce guard dogs and loyal to their owners. Historically, Chow-Chows guarded Buddhist temples, and many believe that the marble statues seen outside most Chinese temples today are representations of Chow-Chows. This signifies how important they were in defending and protecting the temples and Chinese nobles.

Although Chow-Chows are known to be calm and docile dogs, they are also frequently listed as an aggressive breed prone to biting people, especially small children. In fact, in the state of New York, homeowner insurance providers are allowed to exclude coverage of Chow-Chows from dog bite-related accidents, leaving Chow-Chow owners on the hook for paying out claims to victims. Owners of Chow-Chows must be well informed and take appropriate care of their Chow-Chow in order to prevent dog bite accidents. Chow-Chows require daily physical activity and early socialization with humans because these dogs are naturally inclined to be extremely territorial and wary of strangers on their property. Chow-Chows can be very loyal companions and great pets. Still, there is an increased risk of a dog bite-related accident if the owner neglects to take the proper precautions.

Avoiding A Chow-Chow Bite-Related Accident

Chow-ChowDogs of any breed have a propensity to bite based on their behavioral triggers such as individual personality and socialization with humans and other dogs. Chow-Chows are more susceptible to other factors that might trigger aggressive tendencies. Chow-Chows are highly independent and will usually be loyal or strictly attached to one person. Putting visitors of the owner’s house or other strangers at significant risk of being bitten by a Chow-Chow, as their instincts to protect their property and owners might override their otherwise docile personality. When visiting the property of a Chow-Chow owner or if you happen to come across an unfamiliar Chow-Chow, the following tips may help you avoid a dog bite-related accident:

  1. Avoid approaching the dog from behind because Chow-Chows have deep-set eyes that limit their peripheral vision;
  2. Avoid direct eye contact as this could be perceived as a challenge;
  3. Do not play rough. Chow-Chows do not take kindly to rough or undue physical contact; and
  4. If the Chow-Chow is chained up outside, refrain from approaching because Chow-Chows are more likely to feel threatened if their movement is restricted.

It is also important to note that when training or caring for Chow-Chows, they should be given verbal corrections on their behavior. This is because Chow-Chows are extraordinarily independent and proud dogs, who will likely bite or attack if they are hit or are shown overtly aggressive behavior from their owner or a stranger. Inexperienced and uninformed dog owners sometimes resort to physical means of correcting behavioral problems in dogs, but it is important to keep in mind that Chow-Chows will likely counter that approach with aggressive behavior. Though very independent dogs, Chow-Chows will understand and respond to verbal commands; there should be no need to use physical or aggressive means to correct a Chow-Chow.

If you, a loved one, or someone you know sustained injuries from a dog-bite related accident, immediately call New York Super Lawyer Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly qualified attorneys at 716-839-3939. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can be reached at any hour every day to begin a free consultation for your dog bite injury. There is never a fee until we WIN for YOU!

Children Are Often The Victims Of Chow-Chow Bites

Although the trend for children being bitten by dogs has gone down over the last decade, children are still the most frequently bitten and most vulnerable to sustaining serious injuries from a dog attack. The Humane Society estimates that 51% of all dog bite victims are children, and dog bites are cited as the second most frequent reason for child-related emergency visits to hospitals. As Chow-Chows have introverted personalities, they are more likely to bite children for the following reasons:

  1. Children running and yelling may trigger a Chow-Chow’s hunting instincts;
  2. Children may play too rough;
  3. Children may not understand the dog’s aggressive body language;
  4. Adults may not give enough attention to the dog when children are around; and
  5. The sudden and rapid movements of children may frighten it.

Children between the ages of 5 and 9 should always be supervised when in the presence of a Chow-Chow, and this is especially true for children that the Chow-Chow is unfamiliar with. A child should be slowly introduced to the Chow-Chow while the dog is on a leash. A child may need to have several supervised meetings with the dog before it feels comfortable around the child.



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Dogs that are naturally inclined to be docile like Chow-Chows still retain the ability to be aggressive at any moment without warning. Dog bite-related accidents can result in severe injuries to the victim. Over recent years in New York alone, 893 claims were filed, and insurers paid out around $49.8 million to compensate victims. It is crucial to receive competent and experienced legal representation to recover financial compensation for medical bills and other hardships. By contacting Jed Dietrich, Esq. to handle your claim, you ensure that you are represented by a dedicated and experienced personal injury attorney who will aggressively fight to obtain financial compensation for your dog bite-related injury.

With many years of experience in handling personal injury claims in the state of New York and recognition through numerous accolades over the course of his career, including securing at least $1,000,000 or more 44 times for his clients, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly talented and determined lawyers will help you every step of the way with your dog bite-related claim. Anyone who has suffered an injury from a dog bite, no matter how minor, may be entitled to receive financial compensation and should immediately call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. and nationally recognized Best Lawyer of America, Jed Dietrich, Esq., to help you obtain compensation for your dog bite injury claim.

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