Dog breeds that have attacked the most people

The Plott hound, the state canine of North Carolina, was raised by a German immigrant family who employed them to hunt bears in the mountains.

Plott hound

The Catahoula Leopard dog, a native of Louisiana, was first employed by settlers to catch and control wild hogs and cows.

Catahoula

One of the smartest breeds, Australian shepherds need daily exercise in addition to regular mental stimulation.

Australian shepherd

The ideal family companion, golden retrievers are calm-tempered, active, friendly to everyone, and simple to teach.

Golden retriever

Over 2,000 lives have been saved by Saint Bernards since they were bred by a community of monks in the Alps to save tourists in the perilous mountains close to their monastery.

Saint Bernard

Similar to their near relatives, Siberian Huskies, Malamutes are employed to pull large sleds through vast, arctic tundras. They even accompanied early expeditions to Antarctica.

Malamute

When the brutal English practise of "bull-baiting" (obliging a pack of dogs to engage in a bullfight) was outlawed in 1835, breeders started converting bulldogs from combatants to friends.

Bulldog 

Due to their similar appearances and prominence as police dogs, the German shepherd and the Belgian shepherd (Malinois) are frequently mistaken, however they are two distinct breeds.

Belgian shepherd

In the late 1800s, a German tax collector needed a guard dog to keep him safe while he worked, so he bred the Doberman.

Doberman

Mastiffs were raised in ancient Britain to fight alongside their owners in battle; during his conquest, Julius Caesar was so impressed by their prowess that he brought several of them back to Rome to engage in ring combat with gladiators and wild animals.

Mastiff

Because of their blue-black tongues, nearly scowling expressions, and exceptional levels of independence, chows stand out among dog breeds.

Chow

Since the 1990s, Labradors have been America's preferred purebred dog, in part due to their laid-back, sociable nature.

Labrador

Male Akitas can weigh up to 130 pounds, making them one of the largest dog breeds. Because of their size, they can act aggressively toward dogs they don't know.

Akita

Because wolf hybrids share characteristics with huskies and malamutes, it can be challenging to determine whether a dog has as much wolf lineage as its owner claims. It can also be challenging to determine how many wolf hybrids attack people in a given year.

Wolf hybrid

These well-known dogs have a history dating back to the Assyrians around 2500 B.C., who frequently employed them in battle.

Boxer

Most Siberian Huskies are sociable with strange dogs and people since they have a history of running with their pack. Siberian Huskies are arguably most known for their employment as sled dogs.

Husky

Pit bulls have a fearsome reputation, yet contrary to popular belief, they are not inherently aggressive. Since "pit bull" can refer to a range of breeds, shelters and news organisations sometimes misidentify these dogs.

Pit bull

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