Doberman Pinscher Fatal Attacks on Humans and Dog Bite Statistics

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Pit bulls were responsible for 66 mauling deaths of humans between 1979 and 1998 (fatal dog attacks that involved at least one pit bull according), but Rottweilers were recorded for 37 mauling deaths mostly during the 1990s. German shepherds followed with 17, Huskies at 15, Malamutes at 12, and Doberman Pinschers with nine.(1)

1982-2010 Fatal Dog Attacks and Maimings

Breed Bodily
harm
Child
Victims
Adult
Victims
Deaths Maimings % of dog population
Pit bull terrier 1,552 691 529 166 859 .041
Rottweiler 457 262 118 73 246 .009
Husky 56 36 4 21 14 .081
Wolf hybrid 82 68 4 19 46 .003
Bullmastiff (Presa canario) 58 22 21 9 31 .013
German shepherd 79 52 20 9 50 .018
German shepherd-mix 37 26 8 7 24
Chow 53 35 15 7 35 .016
Pit bull-mix 102 44 21 7 51
Doberman 14 8 6 6 7 .008

*Chart ordered by number of deaths; includes only a portion of breeds listed in report.(2)

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Sources:

(1) Kay Chirichigno, 2000. Inaccurate Rottweiler Statistics Reveal Solution: People & Dogs Need Training To Prevent Future Dog Attacks.

(2) 1982-2010 Fatal Dog Attacks and Maimings by Breed.

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