Data on the 22 dog breeds that have attacked the most people

Wolves survived by befriending early humans who gave them food.

This started humans' centuries-long relationship with their pets

More than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and 800,000 are treated by doctors

Any dog can bite, but some—especially larger, stronger ones—can cause more damage.

Stacker examined ANIMALS 24-7's data on significant dog breed attacks from September 1982 to December 31, 2018 to identify trends.

Only pure dog breeds with 10 or more physical injury attacks were ranked, and ties were broken by fatalities.

Dogs are sometimes misdiagnosed by sight, making breed-specific assault counts problematic.

These numbers typically identify breeds as dangerous or violent. Due of these views, some towns and states have banned breed ownership, though most animal welfare groups oppose it

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