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DogsBite.org is a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. We conduct research on the growing, but underreported, public safety issue of severe and fatal dog attacks inflicted by dangerous dog breeds. We champion the rights of victims through our research, education and advocacy.  Learn more about us »  |  Make a donation today »

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Victims of severe dog attacks often suffer acute damage, which may require $250,000 to one million dollars in specialized medical care treatment. Reconstructive surgery, such as skin grafts, tissue expansion and scar diminishment, often requires multiple procedures over a period of years. Studies show that pit bulls and rottweilers inflict the majority of these damaging attacks.

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In depth coverage

DogsBite.org contains hundreds of accounts of victims of serious and fatal dog attacks. We examine various aspects in great depth to show the multi-layered dangerous dog breed problem.

Shelter dog attacks

Learn how a shelter dog on death row in Louisiana, is "saved" via social media, taken across state lines by a "rescue transport" and brought to a shelter in Iowa. Less than two hours after the dog is adopted out, it attacks a child in the face.

2016 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Rehomed by Humane Society Kills Newborn Baby

San Diego, California

2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Recently Adopted Out Pit Bull Kills 6-Year Old Boy

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Legal issues & trials

The account of Xavier Strickland, 4-years old, is heartbreaking. Starting with the ghastly fatal pit bull attack in Detroit that was captured on surveillance cameras, we document Xavier's case through the conclusion of the owner's criminal trial.

Criminal Trial: Babysitter Found Guilty After Pit Bull Kills Visiting Baby in Dayton

Dayton, Ohio

Who Can Identify a Pit Bull? A Dog Owner of 'Ordinary Intelligence'

High Court Decisions


Dog bite studies and statistics

DogsBite.org is a comprehensive resource containing the foremost studies and statistics regarding dog bite injuries, pit bull injuries, dog bite fatalities, dangerous dog breed ownership and more.

DogsBite blog

Our popular blog tracks serious and fatal dog attacks and dangerous dog law trends across the country. We also track world trends. Fatal dog maulings, mainly inflicted by pit bulls, occur on every continent.


Dangerous dog breeds and legislation

These two sections of the website highlight the most dangerous dog breeds, pit bulls, rottweilers and fighting breed derivatives, and the types of breed-specific laws cities adopt to regulate them.

Dangerous dogs

Pit bull terriers were selectively bred for dogfighting. This is why pit bulls don't let go once they bite. Learn about other fighting breeds, pit bull owners, the false myths they spread and the danger of adopting a pit bull.


About us

DogsBite.org is a public education website about dangerous dog breeds, chiefly pit bulls. We are the primary 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to putting the safety of humans before dogs and the principal source of information on this topic that is not owned, controlled, or funded by dog breeders, dog advocacy, veterinarian or animal welfare groups. We do not receive government or corporate funding; we rely on donations from the public and our supporters -- people like you.