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http://www.livingsafelywithdogs.org/documents/DogBitesinColorado-FinalReport.pdf

I thought this would be particularly interesting to those that owned or like bully breeds, but I think everyone will find it facinating. The best part is that they stress the fact that you need to have some kind of census when interpreting the stats.

"There were equal proportions of bites reported from spayed/neutered or from intact dogs, however no population data is available to determine whether proclivity to bite is equal for spayed/neutered and unspayed/unneutered dogs."

So if 80% of the dog population is spayed/neutered, then intact dog are more likely to bite. However if 50% of dogs are spay/neuter, then it altering doesn't seem to affect dog bites. With out knowing, what percent of the population is spay/neutered, those statistics don't mean a whole lot. Same thing applies to breed.
 

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Well, I'm glad that someone is keeping some type of stats but it still isn't helpful enough when trying to determine where the real problems are without do a more in-depth research. It doesn't help if you don't know what percentage of the dogs are doing what. I do hope that the studies are expanded some day.
 

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Thanks for this link

I wish there could be a better census on the dog bite issue but it is impossible since a lot of people do not even register their dogs with the local shelters. But this is a start.

If anyone is interested in stuff like this Ii suggest reading this book
Dogs Bite: But Balloons and Slippers Are More Dangerous by Janis Bradley

http://www.amazon.com/Dogs-Bite-Balloons-Slippers-Dangerous/dp/1888047186
 
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