San Diego County Department of Animal Services says pit bulls bite most – Pit bull, 8.85 bites per 100 pit bulls

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The Union-Tribune analyzed county records for the fiscal year that ended June 30, looking at each breed with more than 1,000 licenses in the agency’s jurisdiction area. Only about 30 percent of dogs are registered.

Highest rate in the analysis:

  • Pit bull, 8.85 bites per 100 pit bulls

“Pit bull” does not include the American Staffordshire terrier, which had 2.37 bites per 100.Pit bulls had by far the highest rate of reported bites — almost three times more than the next highest breed’s.

Second-highest rate in the analysis:

  • Rottweiler, 3.03 bites per 100 rottweilers

An average rate in the analysis:

  • Bichon frise, 1.57 bites per 100 bichons frises

Lowest rates in the analysis:

  • Pug, 0.35 bites per 100 pugs
  • Golden retriever, 0.34 bites per 100 golden retrievers

Source: San Diego County Department of Animal Services

  • Highest rate in the analysis:
    “Pit bull, 8.85 bites per 100 pit bulls, three times higher than the next closest breed”
  • Second-highest rate in the analysis:
    Rottweiler, 3.03 bites per 100 rottweilers
  • An average rate in the analysis:
    Bichon frise, 1.57 bites per 100 bichon frises
  • Lowest rates in the analysis:
    Pug, 0.35 bites per 100 pugs
    Golden retriever, 0.34 bites per 100 golden retrievers
  • Source: San Diego County Department of Animal Services

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