TABLE 3

Incidence of Dog Attacks According to Breed in a Total Study Population of 341 Children Aged 0 to 16 Years

Dog BreedDog BitesDog Bites, %Dog Population, %Risk Index
German shepherd10534122.83
Doberman831.12.71
Spitz521.11.81
Pekingese1031.91.56
Dachshund2275.21.35
Schnauzer521.51.33
Collie1032.31.30
Hound dog1553.91.29
Poodle1033.10.98
Rottweiler311.10.92
Beagle311.20.80
Terrier1558.10.61
Bernese dog311.70.58
Labrador/retriever1148.20.49
Cross-breed3913280.46
Spaniel526.50.31
Shi Tzu10.31.20.26
Maltese00.01.10.00
  • The data about the distribution of the dog population was collected from the local community dog register. The risk index was calculated by dividing the representation of a dog breed among the total dog population by the representation of this breed among all evaluated dog bites.