According to research and statistics compiled, there are several situations in which dog bites are much more likely to occur. While of course this does not mean that every chained dog will bite, or that all chows (or other breeds identified as being more likely to bite) are dangerous, having an awareness of these statistical correlations may help keep you or your children that much safer.
• Alone and at home: be wary of a dog on its own turf/territory. Statistically, the greatest number of attacks and the most serious attacks happen when a dog is in its own yard with no owner present.
• Statistically speaking breed does make a difference. Pit bulls, Rottweilers, Akitas and Chows have been documented as most likely to bite. Pit bulls account for most of the documented fatal dog attacks.
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