Many areas in Wisconsin have taken action to protect their residents against aggressive dog breeds. Below is a list of local communities that have banned, restricted or declared certain types of dog breeds to be “vicious” or “dangerous.” The full list can be seen at

If You’ve Been Attacked by a Dog in Wisconsin, Call a Lawyer

Many towns and cities in Wisconsin have outright banned pitbulls and other dog breeds

As a personal injury law firm representing victims injured by dog bites, we’ve seen a number of dog bite incidents that caused serious injuries. A serious bite injury is one that breaks the skin, although dog attacks can also cause injury by knocking someone over.

If you’ve been bitten by a dog in Wisconsin, don’t count on a promise from the dog’s owner to make things right. Get a lawyer. Attorney Caya and his associates will get you full restitution for your injuries, or you won’t owe us a thing.

How does the law define a “dangerous” or “vicious” dog?

According to Blacks Law Dictionary 589 (10th jed. 2015), a dog can be legally classified as “dangerous” or “vicious” based upon its actions, its breed, or the actions of its owner, either before or after an official hearing, pursuant to the law of the jurisdiction where the dog is present.

In an effort to make communities feel safer, many jurisdictions have singled out breeds with a history of aggression as being “dangerous” or “vicious.” In some areas, these breeds are restricted or banned outright. Dog breeds classified as dangerous or vicious are required to be kept in the manner outlined by law—which can include muzzling the dog in public. Dog owners can be fined or jailed for violations, and dogs can be euthanized.

Why are pit bulls on every list of dangerous dogs?

While aficionados of pit bulls claim their dogs are nothing but sunshine and sweetness (and many are), this breed takes the prize for being the most dangerous. Statistically speaking, pit bulls accounted for 66% of all mauling deaths in America from 2005 through 2017, followed by Rottweillers at 10%.

Whether pit bulls are inherently more aggressive than other breeds is a controversial topic, with no clear consensus on either side of the debate. What is clear, however, is that when pit bulls bite, they inflict far more damage than other breeds. Their “hold and shake” style of biting causes severe damage to muscle and bone. Injuries are often permanent and disfiguring. Their notoriously tenacious hold makes it nearly impossible to break up an attack without a firearm.

Representation from an attorney who understands personal injury law first-hand

Injury attorney Steve Caya has been an injured victim of a motorcycle crash and understands the anxiety of the moments, hours, and days after suffering an accident through no fault of your own. If you’ve been injured from a dog bite, car crash, or other accident you need professional legal counsel to win the compensation you deserve.

Our law firm offers free case evaluations to injured victims anywhere in Wisconsin – if you can’t make it to our Janesville law office we’ll gladly come to you to discuss your case.

Dog Breed Bans in Local WI Communities

AbbotsfordRestricts: pit bulls, rottweilers, presa canarios, Rhodesian ridgebacks, mastiffs (all types), tosa inus, dogo argentinos, and fila brasileiros; bans wolf hybrids
AntigoBans: pit bulls
ArpinBans: pit bulls
AugustaRestricts: pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf-hybrids
BloomerBans: pit bulls
ChetekRestricts: pit bulls and rottweilers
CudahyPit bulls declared “dangerous”
DodgevillePit bulls declared “vicious”
Fox LakeBans: pit bulls
GreenwoodBans: pit bulls
HewittBans: pit bulls
HudsonRestricts: pit bulls
JuneauBans: pit bulls
LancasterBans: pit bulls
MayvillePit bulls declared “vicious”
MilwaukeeRestricts: pit bulls and rottweillers
MontelloBans: pit bulls
NeillsvilleBans: pit bulls
New LisbonBans: pit bulls
NiagraBans: pit bulls
OconomowocPit bulls declared “vicious”
RiponBans: pit bulls
St. FrancisBans: pit bulls
St. JosephRestricts: pit bulls and wolf hybrids
ShullsburgPit bulls declared “vicious”
South MilwaukeeBans: pit bulls
StrumPit bulls and doberman pinschers declared “dangerous”
Town of AshippunPit bulls declared “vicious”
Town of GoodmanBans: pit bulls
Town of HammondRestricts: pit bulls
Town of LeroyBans: pit bulls
Town of SomersetPit bulls and wolf hybrids declared “dangerous”
Village of ArgyleRestricts: Pit bulls, presa canarios, rottweilers, Rhodesian ridgebacks and mastiff breeds
Village of BaldwinBans: pit bulls
Village of Bear CreekBans: pit bulls
Village of BentonPit bulls declared “vicious”
Village of BironPit bulls declared “vicious”
Village of BonduelPit bulls and wolf hybrids declared “vicious”
Village of BrandonBans: pit bulls
Village of BrownsvilleBans: pit bulls
Village of CadottBans: pit bulls
Village of ClymanRestricts: pit bulls
Village of DaneBans: pit bulls
Village of DickeyvilleBans: pit bulls and rottweilers
Village of DresserPit bulls declared “vicious”
Village of Fall CreekRestricts: pit bulls
Village of Fall RiverBans: pit bulls
Village of GilmanBans: pit bulls
Village of Hazel GreenBans: pit bulls
Village of HewittBans: pit bulls
Village of NeshkoroPit bulls declared “dangerous”
Village of Plum CityRestricts: pit bulls
Village of PulaskiBans: pit bulls
Village of StratfordBans: pit bulls
Village of WestfieldBans: pit bulls
Village of White LakeRestricts: pit bulls and wolf hybrids
Village of WittenbergPit bulls declared “vicious”
Village of WoodvilleBans: pit bulls
Village of WrightstownPit bulls declared “vicious”
WashburnBans: pit bulls and presa canarios
Washington CountyPit bulls declared “vicious”
WaterlooPit bulls declared “vicious”
WaunakeeBans: pit bulls
WeyauwegaBans: pit bulls
WindsorPit bulls declared “dangerous breed”
YorkvilleBans: pit bulls

If you have been bitten or mauled by a dog and want to know your options, contact our personal injury lawyers in Janesville and Beloit.

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