Which dog breeds inflict most animal bites?

Updated: Oct 24, 2018
  • Author: Suzanne K Doud Galli, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The breed of the dog has been reported for some bites. Most bites (>50%) are inflicted by working dogs, which includes German shepherds, Doberman pinschers, collies, Great Danes, huskies, and mixed shepherd-type dogs. Sporting dogs, such as spaniels, retrievers, pointers, and setters, are implicated less frequently. Cats are not typically identified by breed.


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