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I was breaking up a dog fight and was bitten. Is the dog’s owner responsible?

The dog’s owner may be responsible, but your own actions also may affect liability. For example, if you did not properly restrain your dog on a leash, and this allowed the dog fight to occur, you may bear some liability as well.

Also keep in mind that in cases of dog self-defense, the owner isn’t always liable. So if your dog was the aggressor and the other person’s dog bit you, self-defense might be claimed.

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