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Friday, August 14, 2009

Dogs Most likely to Bite

The Coalition for Living Safely with Dogs and the CVMA recently reviewed a survey of 188 dog bites.

The top 5 breeds were:
1. Pit Bulls
2. Labrador Retrievers
3. German Shepherds
4. Rottweilers
5. Chow-Chows

Situations for when bites occurred included pets protecting the property, play biting, grooming, kenneling, and veterinary visits

The most severe injuries came from the American bulldog, Calmatian, Standard Dachshund, English Bulldog and Lhasa Apsos.

This study highlights the importance of:
• Professional dog training
• Adequate pet exercise
• Supervision of children when playing with pets
• Appropriate education for children on how to play with pets

Further details on the study can be found at

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