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    Dog Bite statistics by breed

    Thought you would all find this interesting--the numbers represent five colums, Column 1 is Breed Attacks doing Bodily Harm, #2 is Child Victims, #3 is Adult Victims, #4 is Deaths and #5 is Maimings. (The # sign meant there were additional comments, I left the web address for this info down below if you want to read more, it is 7 pages worth of info) Additionally, this info is specific to dogs that were family pets.

    Breed Attacks doing Child Adult Deaths Maimings Notes
    bodily harm victims victims
    [dogs X victims] [--------Individuals---------]
    Akita 48 32 14 1 39
    Akita mix (inspecific) 1 1 0 0 1
    Akita/Chow mix 3 3 0 0 3
    Akita/Lab mix 1 1 0 0 1
    Akita/terrier mix 2 1 0 0 1
    Airedale/boxer 1 1 0 1 0 #
    Airedale 1 1 0 1 0
    Australian blue heeler 3 1 1 0 2
    Australian cattle dog 1 1 0 0 1
    Australian shepherd 6 4 0 0 1
    Basset/GSD mix 1 1 0 1 0
    Beagle 2 2 0 1 1 #
    Belgian shepherd 4 1 3 0 1
    Blue heeler 2 0 1 0 1
    Border collie 1 0 1 1 1 #
    Briard 2 0 1 1 0
    Brittany spaniel 4 1 0 0 1
    Bulldog (American 4 0 3 2 2
    Bulldog (English) 16 8 3 1 9
    Bull mastiff (Presa Canario) 30 10 13 6 16
    Bull mastiff/German shepherd 2 1 0 1 0
    Buff mastiff/Rottweiler 1 1 0 0 1
    Boxer 31 6 12 2 12 #
    Boxer mix 1 1 0 1 0
    Cane Corso 4 1 2 1 3
    Catahoula 3 0 1 0 1
    Chow 49 34 12 6 32
    Chow/husky mix 2 2 0 1 1
    Chow/Labrador mix 4 4 0 0 3
    Chox mix (other) 2 2 0 0 2
    Cocker spaniel 1 1 0 0 1
    Collie 3 3 0 0 3
    Collie/retriever mix 1 1 0 0 1
    Coonhound 1 1 0 0 0
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    Dalmatian 3 3 0 0 3
    Dalmatian/Akita mix 1 1 0 0 1
    Dauschund 2 1 1 1 2 #
    Doberman 11 7 4 3 7 #
    Doge de Bordeaux 2 1 0 0 1
    East Highland terrier 1 0 1 1 0 #
    Fila Brasiero 1 1 0 0 1
    German shepherd 63 42 17 7 38
    German shepherd mix 31 21 7 6 19 #
    German shepherd/husky mix 4 3 1 1 2
    Golden retriever 6 6 0 1 4 #
    Great Dane 24 5 4 2 9
    Great Pyranees 1 0 1 1 0
    Greyhound 1 1 0 0 1
    Husky 39 23 4 13 8
    Husky/Malamute mix 2 2 0 0 2
    Husky/Labrador mix 1 0 1 0 1
    Jack Russell terrier 2 1 1 1 0 #
    Labrador 26 18 9 2 20 #
    Labrador mix 10 9 1 0 9 #
    Labrador/boxer mix 1 0 1 0 0
    Lab-Doberman 1 1 0 0 1
    Lab-St. Bernard 1 1 0 0 1
    Malamute 8 7 1 3 3
    Mastiff 16 11 4 4 9
    Norwegian elkhound 1 0 1 0 1 #
    Pit bull terrier 1110 495 397 104 608 #
    Pit bull boxer mix 5 1 2 0 2
    Pit bull/chow mix 5 2 3 1 3
    Pit bull/Doberman/GSD/Lab 2 2 0 0 2
    Pit bull/GSD mix 1 1 0 0 1
    Pit bull/Lab mix 15 10 4 3 8 #
    Pit bull/Rott. mix 39 7 3 2 8
    Pit bull/Sheltie mix 1 1 0 0 1
    Pit bull/Weimaraner mix 1 0 1 0 1
    Pit mix unknown 3 2 0 0 2
    Pointer mix 1 0 1 0 0 #
    Pomeranian 1 1 0 1 0
    Poodle 2 1 1 0 2 #
    Pug 1 1 0 0 1
    Pug/Rottweiler mix 2 1 0 1 0
    Queensland heeler 3 0 1 0 1
    Rottweiler 409 231 109 58 223 #
    Rottweiler/chow mix 1 1 0 0 1
    Rottweiler/GSD mix 13 7 5 2 10
    Rottweiler/Labrador 7 6 1 0 7
    Russian terrier 1 0 1 0 1
    Saint Bernard 6 3 0 1 1
    Sharpei 4 4 0 0 4
    Sharpei/Rottweiler 2 1 0 0 1
    Sharpei/unknown mix 1 1 0 0 1
    Sharpei/Labrador 1 1 0 0 1
    Springer spaniel 3 4 0 0 4
    Tosa 1 1 0 0 1
    Weimaeaner 1 1 0 0 1
    Wheaten terrier 2 1 0 0 1
    Wolf hybrid 71 65 3 18 43 #
    Total: 2209 1142 658 264 1323

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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    Goodness, some breeds have a lot more then I would have ever imagined!
    Thanks for sharing, that was very interesting. Over what time period was this information collected (is this results from a year...2 years...etc)?
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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    I'd rather see statistics for the types of owners that own them.
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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    Quote Originally Posted by Curbside Prophet View Post
    I'd rather see statistics for the types of owners that own them.
    Hahaha, yes.
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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    I think whats also important in looking at stats.... is to look at the number of dogs of that breed and the total population of the breed. Also like others have said who are the owners of these dogs..... ? Also I have to question data where the individual does not spell the breed names correctly. Also what constitutes a bite... and what constitutes harm?

    interesting numbers would like to see the actual data and how it was collected.... also what regions were the data collected in....

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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    All from that same site,
    The majority of dog attacks (61%) happen at home or in a familiar place.

    The most horrifying example of the lack of breed predictability is the October 2000 death of a 6-week-old baby, which was killed by her family's Pomeranian dog. The average weight of a Pomeranian is about 4 pounds, and they are not thought of as a dangerous breed. Note, however, that they were bred to be watchdogs! The baby's uncle left the infant and the dog on a bed while the uncle prepared her bottle in the kitchen. Upon his return, the dog was mauling the baby, who died shortly afterwards. ("Baby Girl Killed by Family Dog," Los Angeles Times, Monday, October 9, 2000, Home Edition, Metro Section, Page B-5.)

    * Any dog, treated harshly or trained to attack, may bite a person. Any dog can be turned into a dangerous dog. The owner or handler most often is responsible for making a dog into something dangerous.

    * An irresponsible owner or dog handler might create a situation that places another person in danger by a dog, without the dog itself being dangerous, as in the case of the Pomeranian that killed the infant (see above).

    * Any individual dog may be a good, loving pet, even though its breed is considered to be potentially dangerous. A responsible owner can win the love and respect of a dog, no matter its breed. One cannot look at an individual dog, recognize its breed, and then state whether or not it is going to attack.
    I actually had to bookmark that site. The only thing I couldn't find there that I've found somewhere else is the statistics on number of dog attacks that came from a chained dog. I remember on one of the sites that give such statistics and you were about three times more likely to be bitten by a chained dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalva View Post
    I think whats also important in looking at stats.... is to look at the number of dogs of that breed and the total population of the breed.
    Oh, you just HAD to introduce logic into the discussion, didn't you? I was about to point out that there is no record of a Plott hound EVER having bitten anyone in its 250-year history - according to the statistics. (A coon hound probably got blamed if it did happen.)

    I heard on the radio, a couple of years ago, that the largest number of dog bites reported came from Goldens. (The statistics above would not seem to agree with that.)

    I thought that odd until I remembered that Goldens are one of the most popular breeds in the country, almost nobody is afraid of them and the radio information said nothing about the severity of the bite - just that it was reported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    Oh, you just HAD to introduce logic into the discussion, didn't you? I was about to point out that there is no record of a Plott hound EVER having bitten anyone in its 250-year history - according to the statistics. (A coon hound probably got blamed if it did happen.)

    I heard on the radio, a couple of years ago, that the largest number of dog bites reported came from Goldens. (The statistics above would not seem to agree with that.)

    I thought that odd until I remembered that Goldens are one of the most popular breeds in the country, almost nobody is afraid of them and the radio information said nothing about the severity of the bite - just that it was reported.
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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    You need to go to the web page which will give answers to a lot of your questions such as the time period, what their definitions of maiming are, etc. Scarecrow, I thought the pomeranian discussion was really interesting too.

    Remember these are REPORTED cases of family pet dogs only and I am sure there are many that go unreported. And, yes, I agree there are a lot of numb-nut dog owners but you can't always blame the owners for the dogs behaviour. Sometimes a behaviour whether it is a persons or a dogs just cannot be defended or justified.

    I only decided to print this because I live in Manhasset NY. I don't know if any of you remember Diane Whipple who grew up here and was a lacrosse coach in San Francisco. She was killed by two something presario dogs in her apartment building several years ago. It was a big court trial and big all over the news coast to coast. I saw a picture of her in a restaurant here and it just stirred my curosity. You can do a search of her name and get tons of info. That's all.

    Actually the website is rather informative--it even has a section for people whose dogs might have been victim of other dogs--also talks about dog parks and liability, etc. I am going to bookmark this site myself.

    I also thought it MIGHT help someone make a decision if they are chosing between to different breeds of dogs. I thought it was a rather good, interesting article which of course you could cross reference, etc.
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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginny01OT View Post

    I only decided to print this because I live in Manhasset NY. I don't know if any of you remember Diane Whipple who grew up here and was a lacrosse coach in San Francisco. She was killed by two something presario dogs in her apartment building several years ago. It was a big court trial and big all over the news coast to coast. I saw a picture of her in a restaurant here and it just stirred my curosity. You can do a search of her name and get tons of info. That's all.
    Dianne Whipple was killed by two Presa Canarios, which in the above article are listed as Bull Mastiffs even though they're two different breeds. The owners specifically trained them to attack humans and set the dogs on her. They are still in jail for murder, as they basically used the dogs like others would use a gun or a knife.
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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    I am happy to say the Shar Pei numbers are really low!
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    Not surprizing, considering I've ssen about five shar peis in my life.

    (One of 'em DID look at me funny, though.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    (One of 'em DID look at me funny, though.)
    But they all look at me funny, they cant help it, their face was made that way
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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    How can you tell if they're looking at you at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    How can you tell if they're looking at you at all?
    Haha very funny. You can see all the dogs eyes in those pics except for the one where my sister (she sent me the pics cause I miss all my doggies, or my bosses dogs) is smushing the puppies face cause thats her favorite puppy.
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    Wow..those are crazy statistics.

    Awww Shar Pei's!!!!
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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    Pug/Rottweiler mix
    That was either a very difficult birth for mama, or a very creative and determined papa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorina View Post
    That was either a very difficult birth for mama, or a very creative and determined papa.
    Or it was English Bulldog style....
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    Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    Quote Originally Posted by Curbside Prophet View Post
    I'd rather see statistics for the types of owners that own them.
    I know it is mostly bad owners but at the time you are being bit who really cares why they are biting certian types of dogs there may be more of and have bad owners so it is the ones that are shown to bite more I want to stay away from.
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    Red face Re: Dog Bite statistics by breed

    Husky bites seem to be high...I know that some huskies are food aggressive (mine is and so is my friend's as I was personally bitten by her). The thing that bothers me about these statistics is that there is one general category for the husky. Now are these Siberians or Alaskans? This can mean a great deal to the Siberian enthusiast. When someone says husky I typically think of Siberians, however that is in common conversation. When I think of Alaskan Huskies, I think of the racing mixes of Siberian and German Shorthair Pointers. With statitical information I, personally, need it to be a bit more specific. It is alarming for me to see my beloved "husky" numbers to be so high. Yikes!


    BTW, I wasn't fussing about the stats or about the poster, just jabbering about the statistic and those who collected the data...
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