Dog Breeds that are more Likely to Bite Children, Study Finds Evidence

Portrait of a puppy on the nature close up. Pitbull. 4 months of age.

A study was recently published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology exploring the risks of dog bites on children’s health. The same was also believed to have influences in terms of breed, size as well as the head structure of the dog as well. If the reports from the study are to be believed, it is suggested that pit bulls and mixed breed dogs are often likely to be more aggressive and their bites can have more disastrous results too.

Dr. Garth Essig, an otolaryngologist at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, who is also the lead author of the study, suggested that the main aim behind this study was to evaluate the dog bites in the children alongside assessing the breeds which relate on to the bite frequency as well as the severity. Given that mixed breed dogs are often the highest culprit, the researchers want to evaluate every single spectrum involved, thus including the head shape and weight as well.

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