Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dog Bite statistics by breed - shocking information

Many people are concerned with the prospect of dog bites. Although the ideal companion dogs must be gentle and calm, there are simply cases where a dog can attack for unknown reasons, is a provocative, if not impossible for others. Some dogs are trained to attack, but these dogs must be handled with care and supervised at all times, otherwise the law requires that dogs must be destroyed. As such, it establishedstatistics of biting dogs bred in the country, other than those collected by individuals (and unfortunately not audited) by independent sources. The truth is that many cases of dog attacks are reported, the victims do not even bother to purchase medical care for fear that the dogs could be destroyed or in fear that the owners of the dogs could do more damage, fear or even relevant (as in many cases of adolescents Injury.)

There are no reliable estimates on how many dogs are in the country, or the number of individuals by race. Although the law provides that the license was acquired their pet dog owners for each, there are many stray dogs race to adopt or without a permit and so on. In addition, the extreme cases of dog bites are apparently reported by the media only. It is said that in some countries,> Dog bites occur on a very regular basis that people of the area are subject to desensitization. And finally, many people, dogs are not exactly know what kind of strange attacks usually were dealt. Until the identification was made, the offending animal could have escaped or have been destroyed.

However, here are some facts that the CDC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which can bewant to know:

1. The medical records in 1994, more than 16,000 people have been bitten or attacked by dogs sound the year that was mortal, but not more than 6% of the victims required one or more forms of reconstructive surgery. In 2001 that number rose to an alarming national estimate of about 80,000 people and 22% of them required hospitalization and extensive reconstructive surgery. And from that 22% of one third of the victims were always children age 7 and younger.Infants or children who have not yet learned to walk, are the most vulnerable, which together account for almost all cases of victims who were under the age of 7 years.

2. Pit Bulls have the most well-known reputation for biting people. In 2005 it is estimated that approximately 82% of all attacks by the dog were on the ground or crosses of this breed Pit Bull This number may be partly due to the fact that the population of Pit Bulls as pets at home also increasing. Expertsare the estimated 3 million to 10 million registered and unregistered Pit Bulls are now living in the country.

3. Other notes pure breeds, the attacks are longer for registration of a dog bite and include: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Chow Chow, Doberman, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Huskies, Rottweiler and St. Bernard. Rottweiler dog classified as dangerous according to the CDC list of Pitt Bull

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