Dangerous Dogs

Not all of man's best friends are created equal. The Daily Beast crunches the numbers on the nation's most popular breeds to find those most (and least) prone to pounce.

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1, Pit Bull

Varieties included: Pit Bull, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American StaffordshireTerrier
Registered dogs (U.S.): 2,683
Child victims: 661
Adult victims: 519
Maimings: 819
Deaths: 159

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2, Chow Chow

Registered dogs (U.S.): 1,592
Child victims: 35
Adult victims: 14
Maimings: 34
Deaths: 7

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3, Rottweiler

Registered dogs (U.S.): 14,709
Child victims: 257
Adult victims: 115
Maimings: 244
Deaths: 67

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4, Akita

Registered dogs (U.S.): 2,457
Child victims: 34
Adult victims: 14
Maimings: 41
Deaths: 1

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5, Bullmastiff

Registered dogs (U.S.): 3,760
Child victims: 17
Adult victims: 20
Maimings: 26
Deaths: 8

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6, Greyhound

Registered dogs (U.S.): 136
Child victims: 1
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 1
Deaths: 0

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7, Briard

Registered dogs (U.S.): 284
Child victims: 0
Adult victims: 1
Maimings: 0
Deaths: 1

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8, Malamute

Registered dogs (U.S.): 2,124
Child victims: 7
Adult victims: 2
Maimings: 3
Deaths: 4

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9, Husky/Siberian Huskies

Registered dogs (U.S.): 9,342
Child victims: 32
Adult victims: 4
Maimings: 13
Deaths: 17

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10, Australian Cattle Dog

Varieties included: Australian Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, Queensland Heeler
Registered dogs (U.S.): 1,499
Child victims: 3
Adult victims: 4
Maimings: 5
Deaths: 0

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11, Dalmatian

Registered dogs (U.S.): 820
Child victims: 3
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 3
Deaths: 0

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12, Mastiff

Registered dogs (U.S.): 6,913
Child victims: 13
Adult victims: 4
Maimings: 12
Deaths: 4

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13, Old English Sheep Dog

Registered dogs (U.S.): 1,403
Child victims: 1
Adult victims: 1
Maimings: 0
Deaths: 2

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14, Belgian Shepherd/Malinois

Registered dogs (U.S.): 1,416
Child victims: 3
Adult victims: 3
Maimings: 3
Deaths: 0

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15, Great Dane

Registered dogs (U.S.): 9,438
Child victims: 6
Adult victims: 7
Maimings: 11
Deaths: 3

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16, Border Collie

Registered dogs (U.S.): 2,181
Child victims: 1
Adult victims: 1
Maimings: 2
Deaths: 1

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17, Doberman

Registered dogs (U.S.): 11,546
Child victims: 8
Adult victims: 6
Maimings: 7
Deaths: 6

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18, German Shepherd

Registered dogs (U.S.): 43,575
Child victims: 52
Adult victims: 20
Maimings: 50
Deaths: 9

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19, Shar-Pei

Registered dogs (U.S.): 3,261
Child victims: 5
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 5
Deaths: 0

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20, Great Pyrenees

Registered dogs (U.S.): 1,983
Child victims: 0
Adult victims: 2
Maimings: 1
Deaths: 1

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21, Norwegian Elkhound

Registered dogs (U.S.): 682
Child victims: 0
Adult victims: 1
Maimings: 1
Deaths: 0

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22, Collie

Registered dogs (U.S.): 4,711
Child victims: 4
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 3
Deaths: 1

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23, Bulldog

Varieties included: American Bull Dog, English Bull Dog
Registered dogs (U.S.): 21,037
Child victims: 10
Adult victims: 7
Maimings: 14
Deaths: 3

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24, Airedale

Registered dogs (U.S.): 2,243
Child victims: 1
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 0
Deaths: 1

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25, Saint Bernard

Registered dogs (U.S.): 3,828
Child victims: 3
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 1
Deaths: 1

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26, Boxer

Registered dogs (U.S.): 35,388
Child victims: 13
Adult victims: 13
Maimings: 18
Deaths: 4

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27, Australian Shepherd

Registered dogs (U.S.): 6,533
Child victims: 5
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 2
Deaths: 0

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28, Weimaraner

Registered dogs (U.S.): 7,720
Child victims: 2
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 1
Deaths: 1

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29, Labrador

Registered dogs (U.S.): 123,760
Child victims: 21
Adult victims: 11
Maimings: 24
Deaths: 3

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30, Golden Retriever

Registered dogs (U.S.): 42,962
Child victims: 7
Adult victims: 2
Maimings: 6
Deaths: 2

31, Dachshund

Registered dogs (U.S.): 36,033
Child victims: 3
Adult victims: 2
Maimings: 5
Deaths: 1

32, Springer Spaniel

Registered dogs (U.S.): 25,328
Child victims: 4
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 4
Deaths: 0

33, Brittany Spaniel

Registered dogs (U.S.): 7,560
Child victims: 1
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 1
Deaths: 0

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34, Chihuahua

Registered dogs (U.S.): 22,562
Child victims: 1
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 1
Deaths: 1

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35, Pomeranian

Registered dogs (U.S.): 18,218
Child victims: 1
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 0
Deaths: 1

36, Miniature Pinscher

Registered dogs (U.S.): 9,615
Child victims: 1
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 1
Deaths: 0

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37, Beagle

Registered dogs (U.S.): 39,484
Child victims: 2
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 1
Deaths: 1

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38, Poodle

Registered dogs (U.S.): 29,939
Child victims: 1
Adult victims: 1
Maimings: 2
Deaths: 0

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39, Pug

Registered dogs (U.S.): 20,008
Child victims: 1
Adult victims: 0
Maimings: 1
Deaths: 0