New Mexico Dog Law

In New Mexico, if a dog owner knows or has reason to know that his or her dog has dangerous propensities abnormal to its class, the owner is subject to liability for harm done, even if the owner exercised the utmost care to prevent the dog from causing the injury. If, however, the victim knew that the dog was dangerous, but excited the dog or voluntarily got in its way, the owner will not be liable.

Common Law Liability

If a dog owner does not know or does not have reason to know of the dangerous propensities abnormal to the dog’s class, the owner may be liable for injuries caused by the dog if the plaintiff proves the owner’s negligence caused the injury.

Vicious Dog Statute

It is unlawful for any person to keep any dog known to be vicious and liable to attack or injure humans, unless the dog is securely kept to prevent injury to any person.

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