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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 - Marina Verriest

Marina Verriest

English bulldog attack victim - Richard Barry

Richard Barry

Pit bull attack victim - Joan Caffiel

Joan Caffiel

Pit bull attack victim - Freddy Garcia

Freddy Garcia

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

Learn how macro-level forces due to Covid conditions impacted our nonprofit's capture rate of dog bite fatalities in 2020. There was a deficit of 15 unreported fatal dog attacks in 2020, a year the marks the highest number of deaths in any year.

A Status Dog Phenotype; How UK Officials Currently Identify Pit Bulls

United Kingdom

Misleading White Paper Crafted to Ban Dangerous Breed Restrictions in Housing

United States

Nonfatal dog attacks

Tya Lucas suffered horrific injuries in a domestic pit bull attack. The dog ate most of her dominant arm. While hospitalized, she started a TikTok page, where her videos went viral until her account was banned. Lucas is now publishing again.

Teenage Victim Shares Chilling Account of Devastating Family Pit Bull Mauling

Upstate New York

Magnolia Woman Critically Injured After Dragged into Ditch and Mauled by Dogs

Magnolia, Texas


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.