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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 »

Dog bite victims

Pit bull attack victim - Colton Kline

Colton Kline

Pit bull attack victim - Jeane Bennett

Jeane Bennett

Fatal dog attack victim - Robert Northrop

Robert Northrop

Pit bull attack victim - Joseph Keeton

Joseph Keeton

Victims of severe dog attacks often suffer acute damage, which may require $300,000 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. Medical studies show that pit bulls are inflicting the majority of these damaging attacks.

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.

Special reports

During the 2021 Covid year, there was a surge in unreported fatal dog attacks, 29 deaths, and a rise in the total number of deaths to 81 -- the highest ever recorded in CDC data. This is a 69% increase from 2019 and a 131% increase from 2018.

Report: 2022 Fatal Dog Attack Breed Identification Photographs - DogsBite.org

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Report: Covid Impacts of 2020 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Capture Rate of Nonprofit

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Legislative issues

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, recently announced the government will ban the XL bully breed, an "extension" of the American pit bull breed, by the end of the year after a rising number of violent and fatal dog attacks.

Powerful Testimony Against Bill Prohibiting Cities from Enacting Breed-Specific Laws

Little Rock, Arkansas

Humane Groups are Misusing Race Issues to Force Pit Bull Agenda on Insurance Industry

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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.

Legislating dogs

Many cities have adopted successful breed-specific laws. View model and noted breed safety laws, mandatory pit bull spaying and neutering laws, and breed-specific policies in military divisions for sample legislation.

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.