TABLE 4

Review of Several Dog-Bite Reports Identifying the Dog Breed That Caused the Most Incidents

AuthorYearNo. of CasesDog Breed That Caused Most Incidents
Avner and Baker131991168German shepherd
Greenhalgh et al141991159German shepherda
Unshelm et al151993284German shepherd
Gershman et al161994178German shepherd
Thompson171997356Dobermana
Gandhi et al18199967Pit bull
Reuhl et al5200120 (deaths)German shepherd
Kahn et al42003100German shepherda
Mitchell et al19200344Rottweiler
Schalamon et al2004341German shepherda
  • In all studies that were based on dog population, German shepherd and Doberman are the breeds that are most likely to be involved in dog-bite accidents.

  • a Based on dog population.