An archive of U.S. children and adults mauled to death by rottweilers since 1978.
DogsBite.org - Combining DogsBite.org dog bite fatality statistics with research provided by a volunteer produced a significant archival collection of fatal rottweiler attacks dating back to 1978. Of the 125 victims recorded from 1978 through 2021, 76% (95) were children ages 11-years and younger. Of these children, the large majority, 73% (69), were ages 4-years and younger. California… [Read full blog post]
Kristie Kelley, 44, is one of five women in 2018 whose husband arrived home to find his spouse severely injured or dead due to a vicious dog mauling. All five women, ages 28 to 64, died.
Kelley was killed by her husband's solid white mastiff, a Dogo argentino, not a "short haired white Fila Brazilia." Kelley is the second spouse in 2018 killed by her husband's breeding Dogo.
In 2018, 80% of dog bite fatality victims, ages 28 to 64, were female. This is a sharp rise from the 13-year ave… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org - Today we released our multi-year dog bite fatality report (2005 to 2017). The report identifies the breeds of dogs involved in fatal attacks on humans, victim age groups, number of dogs involved, household factors, criminal charges and more. The 9-page report also examines key changing metrics since a government body last examined this issue in 2000 -- the rise of adults killed by dogs and the increasing number of fatal attacks involving 2… [Read full blog post]
Fatal Dog Attack Statistics
DogsBite.org recorded 39 fatal dog attacks in 2017. Pit bulls contributed to 74% (29) of these deaths, the highest death count on record for pit bulls and seven times more than the next closest breed. German shepherds followed, inflicting 4 deaths. 13 different dog breeds contributed to lethal attacks in 2017. The last time the CDC collected "breed" data about dogs involved in fatal human attacks was 1998. Since this time, pit bulls have mauled to… [Read full blog post]