DogsBite.org is a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. Through our work, we hope to protect both people and pets from future attacks.
Dog bite victims
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Victims of serious 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 grafting, tissue expansion and scar diminishment, often requires multiple procedures over a period of years. In many cases, the dog owner and insurance coverage pay little of this amount.
Trends and statistics
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.
Dog bite statistics
View studies from medical researchers, public health agencies and a 3-year dog bite fatality report by DogsBite.org. Also, view a collection of quick statistics or a comprehensive dog bite studies index.
Dangerous dog breeds
Pit bull terriers were selectively bred for dogfighting. This is why pit bulls don't let go once they bite. Learn about less popular fighting breeds in this section, pit bull owners and the false myths they spread.
More U.S. cities are adopting pit bull laws. View cities, military divisions and housing authorities that are setting national trends. Also, view the constitutionality of these laws and read appellate court decisions.
DogsBite.org launched in October 2007. In the 30-year history of America's "pit bull problem," many federal and state appellate courts have ruled that pit bull terriers pose a significant risk to communities and can be regulated accordingly. In 2012, the highest court in Maryland declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous." We are a national group because this is a national problem.