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Breeds: Top 13 Dangerous Dogs

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

CDC Fatal Dog Attack Study

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.

PurebredCrossbred
Breed Name# of DeathsBreed Name# of Deaths
Pit Bull Type39Wolf Dog Hybrid14
Rottweiler39Mixed Breed12
German Shepard17German Shepard10
Husky Type15Pit Bull Type10
Malamute12Husky Type6
Doberman Pinscher9Rottweiler5
Chow Chow8Alaskan Malamute3
Great Dane7Chow Chow3
Saint Bernard7Doberman Pinscher0
Total Purebred attacks153Total Crossbred attacks63
Total unknown breed attacks238
Total deaths 1979-1998454

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:

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.

Dog Bite Statistics in the U.S (Infographic). Download or share our dangerous breeds dog bite info-graphic to educate others on the dangers of approaching a dangerous dog.

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.

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