Which dogs bite?

Arch Emerg Med. 1991 Mar;8(1):33-5. doi: 10.1136/emj.8.1.33.


Young children (less than 11 years old) are a particular risk group for dog bites. Dog bites commonly occur from the family pet. Alsatian or alsatian mixes are the biggest group in the study causing dog bites. Alsations are a popular breed. By comparison Retrievers (Labrador and Golden), also a popular breed, caused few bites.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bites and Stings / epidemiology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dogs*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology