GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Dog Breeds Attack Statistics [Current Data]

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"Pit bulls were responsible for the highest percentage of reported dog bites across the U.S. between 2005 and 2017 at 22.5%."

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"In 2020, 69% of all fatal dog attacks in the U.S. were caused by pit bulls."

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"In 2019, the U.S. had approximately 27,000 victims of dog bite-related injuries requiring reconstructive surgery."

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"Chihuahuas are reportedly ranked second in dog breeds most likely to bite."

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"In a study of 249 dog breed attacks, 61.3% had a history of aggression."

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"Mixed-breed dogs accounted for 17% of dog bite injuries in a 13-year study."

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"In a review of 43 dog bite-related fatalities, 56.7% of the dogs involved were neonatal (under four months of age)."

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"Among 346 dog-on-dog-aggression cases, 41% involved the same breed attacking a dog of the same breed."

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"Injuries from dog bites resulted in an average of 2.9 days away from work in the United States in 2018."

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"German Shepherds were responsible for 17% of dog bite fatalities in the U.S. between 1979 and 1998."

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"48% of dog bites causing hospitalization in children ages 1-4 years were inflicted by the family’s own pet."

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"Labs and other breeds accounted for 94% of all guide dog bites in one study."

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"About 36.5% of households in the U.S. own a dog."

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"In England, Pit bulls, Staffordshire bull terriers, and Rottweilers were responsible for 47% of severe dog-bite injuries in 2004."

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"Dogs aged 5 years and older were more likely to bite severely and were involved in 41% fatal attacks."

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"An Australian study revealed that 13.3% of dog-related injury cases treated in emergency departments were inflicted by Bulldogs."

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"In 2016, the Insurance Information Institute reported that dog bite claims cost insurers over $600 million."

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"The American Veterinary Medical Association states that 51% of all dog bite victims are children younger than 12 years old."

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