10 Dog Breeds Most Likely to Bite

Facts About Dog Bites From the CDC

>About 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year.

>Almost one in five of those bitten require medical attention from those injuries.

>In 2006, 31,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs.

Who is at Greatest Risk?

Children at the highest risk are those between the ages of 5-9. And also children are much more likely than adults to need medical attention from those dog bites.

Dogs in the House

A dog in the household is associate with a higher incidence of dog bites. Adults with two or more dogs in the household are five times more likely to be bitten then those living without dogs at home.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Dogs

**Take from CDC report on dogs involved in human dog bite related fatalities over the last 20 years.

1. Pit Bulls
2. Rottweilers
3. German Shepherds
4. Huskies
5. Malamutes
6. Wolf-dog Hybrids
7. Mixed breeds
8. Chow Chows
9. Doberman Pinschers
10. Great Danes

10 Safety Tips for Children from CDC.gov

1. Do not approach unfamiliar dogs.

2. Do not run from a dog or scream.

3. Its best to remain very still when approached by an unfamiliar dog.

4. If the dog knocks you over roll into a ball and lie still.

5. Don't play with a dog unless supervised by an adult

6. Report stray dogs or dogs that are displaying unusual behavior to an adult.

7. Avoid direct eye contact with a dog.

8. Do not disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies.

9. Allow a dog to see and sniff you first before petting it.

10. If you do get a bite immediately report it to an adult

What Are Your Feelings on Dog Breed Profiling?

Do you think some dog breeds are unfairly profiled? If so, tell everyone why.

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What Other Visitors Have Said

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Dog Lover of all breeds 
Punish the deed not the breed, Pits are unfairly judged !!

Pit Bulls Continue to Kill at a Disproportionate Rate 
U.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 170 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data. In the 20-year period of the CDC study, …

Pits are loving 
Pits Are loving animals how can they be # 1. They would lick you to death before it would bite you. They do not bite humans and that is how people can …

Misunderstood 
I believe pitbulls are extremely misrepresented due to the fact that a lot of reports on dog bites/attacks will mention a pit only to find out the report …

National Database of Bad Dogs and Bad Dog Owners 
With google maps....a way to upload pics and video of bad dog and irresponsible owner...that can be accesed by insurance companies to increase homeowners …

Pitbull Owner 
Hi all

I think pitbulls are dangerous dogs, even the one that I prestently own. But as the owner of sough a dog I am very vigalant to where he and I are …

MISUNDERSTANDING PITBULLS 
DEPENDING ON THE BREEDING AND RAISING OF A PITBULL DEFINES IF IT CAN BE DANGEROUS. PITBULLS CAN BE THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD BREED OF DOG THERE IS. IF YOU …

those poor, misunderstood pit bulls... 
the media has given pit bulls a bad rap over the years and i understand the general public's fear and misgivings about the breed in general. my response …

responsible dog ownership 
I am a dog Trainer and own 7 dogs of my own. I have 4 German Shepherds,an Australian Shepherd/Collie mix, a Great Pyrenees and an Ausralian Cattle dog, …

How can this be right? 
To me, Pit Bulls, are misunderstood. People's first thoughts of one, is to stay away, because it is mean, not all pit bulls are mean! And second, I have …

just a guy 
you may think a dog needs to be trained to kill. However, train a 40 pound lab to kill then train an 80 pound pit to kill. One obviously takes to it better …

You don't ever hear about the good things that pitbulls do 
I think that the only things people hear about pitbulls are the negative things. You don't ever hear about the good things that pitbulls do. Like when …

Rural home owner with companion dogs, guard and herding breeds. 
High prey drive pretty much sums up the bite issues. All canines have some, but it's concentrated by design in certain breeds. Wild canines survive because …

Owners/Dogs 
Get real people...dogs are animals. They can bite! They can have the best owners in the world.....and still bite!

wow really? 
yeah a pit is probably number 1 on the list BECAUSE they are also #1 on peoples list for dog fighting! Almost every dog listed is used for security purposes, …

Pitbulls are given a bad reputation 
Pitbulls are given a bad reputation it is not the dogs fault they are a gentle breed have owned them for 15 yrs never had one bite they should punish …

Your dog its what you are! 
Don't think have "good or bad" dogs. Your dog it's what you (owner) make of him. It's like a child if we teach theme good things and treat them well they …

The List is Not Properly Titled 
The title of the list should be "Dog Breeds Responsible for Human Dog Bite Fatalities from 2000-2010". The CDC list is made up of dog breeds responsible …

profiling sucks 
profiling sucks!!!

there are good and bad dogs no matter what the breed. It all comes down to training and caring for the dogs themselves.

By creating …

Stupid people should be at the top of the list. 
I don't believe that any of those dogs are just looking for an opportunity to bite someone. I have been around all those breeds and have never been bitten. …

DO NOT BLAME THE DOGS 
I have a history with dogs as pets mostly staffies and i am sick being told i am irresponsible having such violent dogs round my children it is not the …

The dog its the mirror of the owner 
I have a 2 years old mixed breed >Staff+American Bull Dog< and till today he never attacked no one. He been bite two times by other big dogs and at the …

Diane 
I do agree with Dr Chris but i feel that the 2 major reasons why dogs bite (any dog)is because of how they are raised and treated and inbreeding.If You …

tater71241 
Pits are not #1 on the bite list and did you know Golden Retrievers are # 3 ?! Did you know that at MOST county shelters if a dog is a Pit, Rottie, Chow, …

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Not Always The Owner's Fault 
Sometimes an idiot will cause the best trained dog to bite. I am in the middle of a law suit because someone decided to feed my American Bulldog (noted …

Emergency medical experience 
I have worked in emergency medicine for over 18 years, and in that time I have seen the doberman, the rotties, and now the pit bulls all destroyed by inbreeding, …

Lame!! 
This is because of the owners!! Not the dogs!! The humane society has issued a report stating this. It's sad the ignorance in the world. The dog most likely …

Takkay 
I HAVE A GERMAN SHEPHERD WHO IS THE MOST LOVEABLE TEDDY BEAR YOU EVER WANT TO MEET. I THINK THE REASON DOGS MISBEHAVE IS BECAUSE THE OWNERS HAVE NOT TAKEN …

The breed is not the issue..... 
owners are the problem. I have seen chihuahuas that are really vicious, I myself was even bitten pretty badly by one. People who get dogs, and do not train …

Its not so much that the above list of dogs will intentionally... 
I have heard of the top 10 as being vicious when in a position to attack. I also heard its not that they are out to bite anyone, just that when they do, …

German Shepherds? 
German Shepherds? the only humans they bite are those they are trained to do so (victims, criminal?). I believe they are not natural "Biters." I would …

Pit Bulls 
I believe the dangerous dog stigma of Pit Bulls in general is misleading, as there is the fact that a lot of people who don't know how to properly care …

Pit Bulls Part of Our Home 
i have found a pit and a mix 3 years ago the get get along fine and my pit gives the cat a bath the giving the pits a bad name its because of the owner …

Pitbulls are Very Lovable... 
PITBULLS ARE VERY LOVABLE & VERY EAGER TO PLEASE THERE OWNERS. THEY ARE NOT MONSTERS,ALL OF THESE BEAUTIFUL DOGS ARE NOT KILLERS. THIS IS A VERY MISUNDERSTOOD …

Dog Lover 
I think this list reaffirms peoples ridiculous beliefs. I grew up with a German shepherd, who his previous owner used as a guard dog, and he never bit …

Some Dogs Wrongfully on List 
First of all, within the top five of these "most dangerous" dogs list we find German Shepherds and Huskies??

Shepherds are protective-but not vicious …

Dog rescuer 
I rescue dogs and find homes for them. I gave a poodle to a person and they taught it to bite. It had never bitten anyone before.

I took another dog …

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