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 DogsBite.org | Make a donation today.
Dog bite victims
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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 grafting, 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.
In depth coverage
DogsBite.org contains hundreds of accounts of victims of serious and fatal dog attacks. Some accounts are examined in great depth to show the multi-layered dangerous dog breed problem.
Beyond the Interview is an 8,500 word essay detailing the fatal pit bull attack of Daxton Brochardt. The boy's father, Jeff Borchardt, and the owner of the pit bulls, Susan Iwicki, share what happened that day and beyond. | News release
Lorrie George was brutally attacked by a pit bull while visiting a friend at an East Texas RV park. The 7,000 word account shows how victims of serious dog attacks are often unable to obtain compensation after a severe mauling. | News release
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.
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 and legislation
These two sections of the website highlight the most dangerous dog breeds, pit bulls, rottweilers and fighting breed derivatives, and show the types of laws cities adopt to regulate these 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 recent appellate court decisions.
DogsBite.org is a public education website about dangerous dog breeds, chiefly pit bulls. We are the primary 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to putting the safety of humans before dogs and the principle source of information on this topic that is not owned, controlled, or funded by dog breeders, owners, 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.