These Are the Deadliest Dog Breeds in the U.S., Data Shows

While some dog breeds have been found to be more prone to aggression than others, much like humans, a dog’s personality and general disposition depend largely on controllable factors – the way they are trained and treated by their owners, up to their diet and the conditions of their living environment. This is important to note before we dive into statistics on the deadliest dog breeds in the United States

DogsBite.org, a research organization dedicated to educating the public about severe and fatal dog attacks in the United States, advocating for bite victims and reducing severe dog attacks, collected data over a 16 year period from 2005 to 2020 to find the seven breeds of dogs responsible for the deadliest attacks on humans. Read on to discover the deadliest dog breeds in the United States

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Fatal attacks from 2005 to 2020: 14

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Fatal attacks from 2005 to 2020: 18

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Fatal attacks from 2005 to 2020: 20

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Fatal attacks from 2005 to 2020: 24

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Fatal attacks from 2005 to 2020: 29

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Fatal attacks from 2005 to 2020: 51

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Fatal attacks from 2005 to 2020: 380

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