Dogs are fantastic companions, but unfortunately dog bite attacks are common and can cause serious injuries. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention approximates that 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States. Of those victims, 20% require medical attention.
Animals 24-7 released a 2014 report titled “Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. & Canada (1982-2014)”, which looked at dog bite attacks over the last 32 years. The report lists the number of deaths, maimings (loss of limb or disfigurement) and other severe injuries that required medical treatment for each dog breed. The five breeds with the most attacks are listed below.