Pit Bulls: 2/3 of US fatal dog attacks despite 6% population. Bred for hunting and fighting, strong jaws pose a threat.
Powerful, loyal, potentially dangerous breed. 45 fatal attacks (10% of total) in the US. Strong bite.
Robust, intelligent, powerful working dogs used by military and police. Highly trainable but prone to aggression.
Powerful working dogs, 15 deaths (3.5% of fatal attacks). Strong bite, high jump. Often overlooked but dangerous.
Historic bull baiters, aloof but obedient. Requires assertive leadership. Thrives outdoors. Bite force: 227 PSI.
Breed Standard: Ideal description of each recognized breed, used for judging at shows. Established by parent clubs and accepted nationally/internationally.
Labradors, family-friendly but caused 2.1% of deaths. Territorial defense or feeling threatened during correction may contribute to incidents.
Breed Standard: Ideal dog description for recognized breeds, used in shows. Set by parent clubs, accepted by national/international bodies.