Annual Update: Estimated U.S. Cities, Counties, States and Military Housing with Breed-Specific Laws (2018-2019)

The top three regulated dog breeds: pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf-dog hybrids. BSL Estimate 2018-2019 DogsBite.org - Since 2011, we have maintained an estimate of breed-specific laws across the United States, including breed-specific policies governing military privatized housing. By 2009, all three major military divisions -- U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force -- banned a small group of dangerous dog breeds because they present an "unreasonable risk… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Baby Killed by Family Dog While Under Her Grandmother's Care

A 3-month old baby died after being mauled by a family dog in Sherman Oaks. Baby Identified UPDATE 05/07/18: The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has identified the baby girl killed by a family dog. Gaia Nova died shortly after arriving at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday. At the time of the attack, Gaia was under the care of her grandmother. When she left the infant in a room to get a bottle, one of the three family dogs clamped down on the baby's head, killing her. Autho… [Read full blog post]

Fatal Rottweiler Attacks - The Archival Record

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 117 victims recorded from 1978 through 2018, 76% (89) where children ages 11-years and younger. Of these children, the large majority, 71% (63), were ages 4-years and younger. Californi… [Read full blog post]