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Dog Bite Statistics

DID YOU KNOW?

Homeowners insurers paid out $854 million in liability claims related to dog bites and other dog-related injuries in 2020.

Dog Bite Liability – Insurance Information Institute, 2021

DID YOU KNOW?

Approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States. Nearly 1 out of 5 bites becomes infected.

Preventing Dog Bites – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 2015

DID YOU KNOW?

 In 2018, nearly 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs.

2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report – American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2019

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Children, 0-2 years old, made up 26% of all dog bite fatality victims from 2005 to 2020. Infants (< 1-year) comprised 48% of all 0-2 victims.

DID YOU KNOW?

During the 15-year period of 2005 to 2019, canines killed 64 infants (< 1-year). Pit bulls inflicted nearly half of these infant deaths, 48%.

Summary of Factors and Scenarios (2005-2019) – DogsBite.org, July 2020

DID YOU KNOW?

From 2015 to 2019, persons 10-years old made up the majority of victims killed by dogs, 64%. Children 9-years old made up 36%.

Discussion Notes – 2019 U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities – DogsBite.org, July 2020

DID YOU KNOW?

From 2005 to 2019, family dogs inflicted 54% of all fatal attacks. 65% were perpetrated by pit bulls. Of the 346 fatal pit bull attacks during the period, over half, 53%, involved killing a family or household member.

Summary of Factors and Scenarios (20052019) – DogsBite.org, July 2020

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2020, 5 dog bite fatalities involved canines from 2 or more different breeds, thus producing a deathcount total of 52 rather than 46. Five dog breeds each contributed to 1 death, including: American bully-mix, Belgian Malinois, Bull Terrier, Cane Corso and Labrador Retriever.

Summary of Factors and Scenarios (20052019) – DogsBite.org, July 2020

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Before You Buy

Purchasing/Adopting a dog for your family can be a difficult decision however, not one that you have to do alone. There are alot of things to think about beforehand no matter how big or small your furry friend may be. A dog needs more than food and love to thrive. You need to take into account the lifestyle you live, exercise requirements, energy level of the dog, ongoing medical costs & expenses and dog safety to name a few. RJWF recommends that you do your research and/or speak with your local animal care & control facility, local breeder, Humane Society or veterinarian to assist in choosing the right breed for your family. Responsible dog ownership starts with you!

Dog ownership is a long-term financial, physical & emotional commitment so choosing the right breed for your lifestyle is a big deal. Dogs come in various sizes, and all have different personalities and traits that make them unique. Consider size, trainability, budget, grooming needs, energy level and temperament prior to picking a pet. RJWF recommends that you research credible entities like AKC, your local Animal Care & Control facilities and the Humane Society for guidance.

To see more click link  www.akc.org/dog-breeds/best-dogs-for-kids/

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Roddie Jr.’s Spotlight

BICHON FRISE

Size: 9.5 – 11.5 inches    Weight: 12-18 pounds    Lifespan: 14-15 years

Temperament: KID FRIENDLY

  • Playful
  • Curious & Peppy
  • Cheerful Companions

Trainability:

  • Agreeable
  • Quick Learners
  • Can be difficult to housebreak

 

Good with children? YES

Good with other animals? YES

Link: https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/bichon-frise

KID-FRIENDLY PUPS