I Have Read That Some Dogs Are Classified As A Dangerous Dog In Florida? What Does This Mean?

A dangerous dog is a classification given to a dog by the proper animal authority in your jurisdiction. A jurisdiction's animal authority will find a dog dangerous if the dog has previously (1) aggressively attacked, bitten, endangered or caused severe injury to a human being, (2) has more than one time severely injured or killed another domestic animal while away from the owner's property, (3) has been involved in dog fighting or has been trained for dog fighting or (4) has aggressively or in a menacing manner chased or approached a person while that person was in a public place.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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