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  1. Good job DBO! This is the only place on the net that maintains this information that the dog breeding community would rather fade from memory.

    Rough analysis from the past three years shows that 83 Americans have been killed by dogs since January 2006:

    The leaders are

    Pit Bulls 48 deaths (57.8%)
    Rottweillers 12 deaths (14.4%)

    Rest of the canine world: 23 deaths * (27.8%).

    * 2 Deaths were attributed to wolf-hybrids which are not considered domesticated dogs in most places. They were included in the 23 deaths from the remaining breeds.

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