Statistics by dog attacks.

Statistics by dog attacks.

November 01, 2018

Hi Ruffers! Did you know that there are dog breeds listed as PHD? The dogs are known as PHD, Potentially Hazardous Dogs, are all those whose strength and size can harm a person. However, we must not forget that what makes a dog potentially dangerous, generally, is the education it receives and the environment in which it is found.

The following breeds are catalogued as Potentially Hazardous Dogs,

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Rottweiler
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Argentine Dogo
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Akita Inu
  • Tosa Inu


What characterizes the Potentially Hazardous Dogs is that they are, robust, strong musculature, short hair, weight greater than 20 kg, bulky head, a wide skull, big and strong jaw, wide neck, short loin, and arched ribs. 


The following information we collected from a study conducted by Animals 24-7 demonstrates dog attacks in the last 30 years in the United States.

  1. Pitbull: 3,397 attacks and 295 deaths 
  2. Rottweiler: 535 attacks and 8 deaths 
  3. German Shepherd: 113 attacks and 15 deaths 
  4. Presa Canario: 111 attacks and 18 deaths 
  5. Siberian Husky: 83 attacks and 26 deaths 
  6. Akita: 70 attacks and 8 deaths 
  7. Boxer: 64 attacks and 7 deaths 
  8. Chow Chow: 61 attacks and 8 deaths 
  9. Labrador Retriever: 56 attacks and 3 deaths 
  10. Great Dane: 37 attacks and 3 deaths 
  11. Doberman: 23 attacks and 8 deaths 
  12. English Bulldog: 20 attacks and 1 death 
  13. San Bernardo: 12 attacks and 1 death 
  14. Golden Retriever: 11 attacks and 3 deaths 


Remember that all dogs are potentially dangerous regardless of their breed. It is essential to educate your dog and know what their basic needs are since they are factors that influence the behavior of your dog.


Have a pawsome day!