Are there any statistics on the breeds of dogs most commonly reported to have attacked and injured people in the United States?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2000 examined the breeds of dogs involved in fatal human attacks in the United States between 1979 and 1998. The top five breeds were pit bull types, Rottweilers, German shepherds, husky types and malamutes. However, the Humane Society of the United States contends that unless the numbers of a specific breed are known, it is impossible to statistically calculate which are the most dangerous breeds. To submit a question, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727) 893-8179, toll-free, 1-800-333-7505, ext. 8179.