Every year in the UK over 64,000 dog are killed from dog on dog attacks and 44,000 more severely injured.
250,000 humans reported as bitten by dogs every year & around 112,000 defending their dogs (UK).
In the US more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year and over 800,000 fatal or serious dog on dog attack injuries.
A dog is a man’s best friend. However, just like us, dogs have bad days and can act out of character and can become aggressive. According to dog bite statistics, more than 4 million dog bites occur in the US every year.
- Over 70% of all dog bites occur because the dog is not neutered.
- There was a 300% increase in dog attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A dog will rarely bite unprovoked. However, triggers may spark aggressive behaviour such as feeling threatened. Namely, dogs usually bite if they are in danger, scared, or stressed.
The AVMA’s dog bite statistics from 2020 show that the dogs bite mainly because of their personal history and behaviour. In addition, Dogs that were abused or maltreated in animal shelters may be traumatized, which causes them to attack.