Posted by: Linda Trunell | March 13, 2015

Friday Fact – Dog Bites


Fact – Dogs can bite in 2/10ths of a second. Human reaction time is roughly 3/4ths of a second.

Fact – Dogs can land roughly 25 bites in 4 – 5 seconds. Variables are the size and age of the human verses size and age of the dog, also experience or familiarity with the dog or dogs in general.

Fact – A 35 pound dog could sheer off a human adult thumb with little to no effort, if they wanted to.

Fact – A substantial dog of 35 pounds or larger could easily take, shake and “rag doll” an adult human, even a 200 pound plus human, with ease, if they wanted to.


photo Geelong Advertiser

photo Geelong Advertiser

Fact – Most dog bites are on par with kitchen and playground accidents. There are 4.5 million dog bites reported to emergency rooms each year (source: CDC). Roughly a few hundred dog bites require any major surgery or hospital stay.

Fact – Most fatal dog bites are to children 12 and younger. 76% of dog bite fatalities fall into this category. Most of that 76% of fatalities associated to dog bites are to toddlers or infants.

From “Not All Dog Bites Are Created Equal“, Posted on July 17, 2014 by Drayton Michaels



  1. Great article


  2. Reblogged this on Scott's K9 Working Dog Blog.



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