Dogs are a man’s best friend, usually. Unfortunately, people report dog attacks on a daily basis. Any dog can become aggressive if it felt threatened or provoked. Aggressive breeds tend to attack more than milder breeds. Several counties and cities in Idaho have banned or limited the ownership of aggressive dogs. Here is a list of the most common aggressive dogs, based on the types of ordinances that are currently instated.

Pit Bull

There are several cities and counties in Idaho that have created law that either bans breeding and owning pit bulls, or places strict penalties for owning one. In Payette County Pit Bulls are illegal, but you are allowed to have one prior to 2007. If you qualify for owning a pit bull anywhere in Payette County you must:

  • have at least $1 million in liability insurance
  • pay an annual $500 pit bull fee
  • post that you have a pit bull on your property

Nationwide, pit bulls accounted for 91% of all dog attacks

Cane Corso

Cane Corsos are also known as Italian Mastiffs. Cane Corsos are the most trainable Mastiff breed, and can be very friendly, loyal, and calm. The problem is that Cane Corsos need to have very delicate training to avoid becoming aggressive. Thus, Cane Corsos are considered an aggressive breed.

The following cities have bans or restrictions on owning Cane Corsos:

  • Fruitland- Ban
  • Kellogg- Restriction
  • Payette (County)-Restriction
  • Payette (City)- Restriction

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Like the Cane Corso, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is loyal and friendly. However, these breeds are often poorly trained and become aggressive. The Staffordshire is aggressive towards other animals. They adhere to a natural pecking order, thus the Staffordshire is loyal to the owner, but hostile to strangers.

The following cities have bans or restrictions on Staffordshire Bull Terriers:

  • Fruitland-Ban
  • Kellogg- Restriction
  • Payette (County)- Restriction
  • Preston- Restriction

If you are considering owning an aggressive dog breed, research how to train it properly. In addition, be aware of laws and regulations in your county and state concerning breeds. Finally, if you have been injured in a dog attack, contact us. We will assist you in every step towards the right compensation.



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