Arkansas Dog Law

Liability Statute

Arkansas does not have a Dog Bite Statute.

Common Law Liability

In Arkansas, a person who is injured by a dog can recover damages from the dog’s owner if he or she proves that the owner’s negligence caused the injuries. The injured person may also proceed under a strict liability theory. In that case, the injured person must prove that the dog was of a vicious species or that the animal had dangerous tendencies that were known to the owner.

Dangerous Dog Statute

Although Arkansas doesn't have a dangerous dog statute, a dog owner whose dog bites another person must notify health authorities promptly.

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