you do realize that even with pit bulldogs less than 20% of fatal attacks even remotely fall into this catergory. MOST fatal attacks involve children and the elderly. even among full grown adults killed many of those are in some way physically impaired, like the pregnant lady.fixed blade said:Bull ^&#@ show a link of a lab killing a full grown able bodied human. A lab killing a person wouldnt make the news??? I want what your smoking!
however from this study (DBRF means dog bite related fatalities):
Pinckney LE, Kennedy LA. Traumatic deaths from dogattacks in the United States. Pediatrics. 1982;69l:193-196.
"Pinckney and Kennedy studied human DBRF from May 1975 through April 1980 and listed the following breeds as responsible for the indicated number of deaths: German Shepherd Dog(n = 16); Husky-type dog (9); Saint Bernard (8); BullTerrier (6); Great Dane (6); Malamute (5); GoldenRetriever (3); Boxer (2); Dachshund (2); DobermanPinscher (2); Collie (2); Rottweiler (1); Basenji (1);Chow Chow (1); Labrador Retriever (1); YorkshireTerrier (1); and mixed and unknown breed (15)."
two VERY important points about this study.
1. matching was not illegal in more than half the country and the breed was not well known outside of the oldtime dogmen
2. they did NOT accept media ID of the breed but required "competant ID" by representatives of the HSUS. this is important because later studies after the HSUS media campaign to outlaw matching, show a HUGE increase in pitbull attacks and DO use media ID, which i have personally witnessed as faulty.