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Dog Bites - The Hard Facts

  • The majority of dog attacks (61%) happen at home or a familiar place.
  • 77% of bites come from the family or friend's dog.
  • In kids under 4 years half the time (47%) the attacker was the family dog.
  • 44,000 facial bites are reported each year in the U.S.
  • Kids (especially boys) between 5 and 9 years have the highest incident rate.
  • The odds that the bite victim will be a child are 3 : 1.
  • 77% of injuries to kids under 10 years are to the face.
  • Any breed of dog can bite.
  • The list of "dangerous" dog breeds changes yearly depending on the popularity of the breed.

Help your kids learn to avoid dog bites by attending Martina's "Safety Around Dogs" Kids' workshop.

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