Data shows the dog breeds most likely to attack people
Recent findings reveal that wolves created man's best friend.
Wolves survived by befriending early humans who gave them food. This started humans' centuries-long relationship with their pets.
More than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, & 800,000 are treated by doctors.
Any dog can bite, but some—especially larger, stronger ones—can cause more damage. Stacker examined ANIMALS 24-7's data on significant dog breed attacks from September 1982 to December 31, 2018 to identify trends.
Only pure dog breeds with 10 or more physical injury attacks were ranked, & ties were broken by fatalities.
Dogs are sometimes misdiagnosed by sight, making breed-specific assault counts problematic. These numbers typically identify breeds as dangerous or violent.
Due to these beliefs, several cities & jurisdictions have banned specific breeds, but most animal welfare groups oppose such bans.