According to “Canine Journal,” which dog breed bites people the most in the United States?

According to “Canine Journal,” which dog breed bites people the most in the United States?

  • German Shepherd
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Chihuahua
  • Great Dane




Chihuahua

According to “Canine Journal,” people in the United States experience about 4.5 million dog bites each year, on average. Of those bitten, more reported the bite from chihuahuas than any other breed.




Of the reported dog bites, fully 81 percent caused no injury or resulted in minor injuries that required no medical attention. There were approximately 78 million dogs in the United States in 2016. Most of the dogs involved in attacks on people were not spayed or neutered. In 2014, the American insurance industry reported payouts of over $530 million in claims related to dog bites. Source: CanineJournal.com




The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of colors, and two coat lengths. Wikipedia
Life span: 12 – 20 years
Height: 15 – 23 cm
Origin: Mexico
Temperament: Devoted, Lively, Alert, Quick, Courageous
Colors: Black, Fawn, White, Chocolate, Cream, Gold
Did you know: Chihuahua is the fourth-most popular dog breed by registrations (107,114) worldwide. wikipedia.org