En Español

Do I have a case for my dog bite injury?

Free Case Evaluation - Our full time staff is ready to evaluate your case submission and will respond in a timely manner.

Breeds: Top 13 Dangerous Dogs

Recovering from a serious dog attack can take a toll on you financially and emotionally. The dog bite lawyers at Bisnar Chase have spent decades assisting injured victims.

If you've been attacked by a dog and need legal guidance please call our office at 800-561-4887 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Top Dangerous Dog Breeds: (alphabetical order)

It is important to remember that there is no such thing as a "safe" dog breed. All dogs can become dangerous at any point in time. The following list is based on breed reputation and the number of attacks that have been reported throughout the past.

To see photos and more information about each breed, click on a breed name from the following list:

·  Akitas
·  Alaskan Malamutes
·  American Staffordshire Terriers
·  Boxers
·  Chow Chows
·  Doberman Pinschers
·  German Shepherds
·  Great Danes
·  Perro de Presa Canarios
·  Pit Bulls
·  Rottweilers
·  Siberian Huskies

Over a 20-year span, the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) conducted a study and collected data on dog bite and attack related fatalities. The following illustrates their findings.

CDC Fatal Dog Attack Study


Number of Deaths



Pit Bull Type




German Shepherd


Husky Type




Doberman Pinscher


Chow Chow


Great Dane


Saint Bernard






Wolf Dog Hybrid


Mixed Breed


German Shepherd


Pit Bull Type


Husky Type




Alaskan Malamute


Chow Chow


Doberman Pinscher


Saint Bernard


Great Dane






TOTAL DEATHS: 1979-1998


It is important to remember that these are only dog bites and attacks, which resulted in death. The number of attacks for which an injury occurred is unknown. The CDC does not track these types of attacks, as they are mostly based on eyewitness accounts and cannot be deemed accurate. Other studies have been conducted to provide a list of "safe" dogs or dogs which are best to be chosen as a child's or family's pet. The dogs on the following list have been deemed "safest" for having around small children and families. They have a good temperament, which means less aggression and little chance of attack.

Dogs with family friendly reputations:

To see photos of each breed, click on the breed name from the following list: 

Border Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Labrador Retriever
Golden Retriever
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Dog Safety

Remember, to always use caution when approaching ANY dog, regardless of size or breed, as it is their temperament, which determines their attitude and likelihood to bite or attack.

If you have been bitten or attacked by any type of dog, it is important to seek medical treatment immediately after the attack. Never approach a dog that you are unfamiliar with and keep a safe distance between you and the dog. A fearful dog is much more dangerous than you might think. You can view a list of California dog bite laws on our dog bite statutes page.

Legal Assistance With a Dog Bite

Contact an experienced California dog bite attorney at Bisnar Chase who will fight for your rights and hold the negligent dog owner financially responsible for the damages caused by his or her pet. Injured victims may be entitled to damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, cost of cosmetic surgery, psychological counseling, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Call us to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights. Call 800-561-4887.

Was This Page Helpful? Yes | No

Client Reviews of Bisnar Chase

“INTEGRITY, CONFIDENCE AND THOROUGHNESS-THIS FIRM IS AMAZING! when my German Shepherd was falsely accused of biting a child, I thought, who better than the best personal injury attorney out there to ask for advise? Researched best attorneys in OC for dog bites, and was directed to the law firm of Bisnar and Chase. To say I was astounded at the depth of the response I received to my online enquiry is an understatement.
Upfront they said they weren't defense attorneys, but (after winning numerous severe dog bite cases over the years) they took the time to line item their opinion of how events would unfold (putting my mind at ease). In this day and age, the fact they took the time out of their busy day to respond so thoroughly to a cry for help ( inwhich they had absolutely nothing to gain), speaks volumns about the integrity of this firm. I wouldn't hesitate to use them, or refer them.”

by Stephanie C.

reviewed at Yelp


Watch Video Watch Video

Have a question that wasn't answered here?

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove St #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

local: (949) 203-3814
Get Directions

See All Ratings And Awards


Copyright & Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Bisnar Chase serves all of California. In addition, we represent clients in various other states through our affiliations with local law firms. Through the local firm we will be admitted to practice law in their state, pro hac vice.

Copyright © 1999-2017 Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys - All rights reserved.
Location: 1301 Dove St. #120, Newport Beach, CA 92660 - Tel: (949) 203-3814

Website Design by: SLS ConsultingSLS Consulting