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CDC's 10 Most Dangerous Dogs List [you'll never guess which one is the most dangerous!]
NBC17 ^ | 1-14-04 | NBC17

Posted on 01/14/2004 5:14:36 PM PST by ambrose

NBC 17

CDC's 10 Most Dangerous Dogs List

POSTED: 3:58 PM EST January 14, 2004

Tuesday's fatal dog attack in Harnett County is not as rare as you may think. Dogs kill 10 to 20 people in the United States every year.

Last year in Orange County, 300 dog bites were reported, and 350 were reported in Raleigh.

While national statistics show at least 30 breeds have attacked humans, 10 dog breeds are on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's most dangerous list, meaning they tend to bite the most frequently. They are:

Pit bulls
Rottweilers
German Shepherds
Huskies
Alaskan Malamutes
Doberman Pinschers
Chow Chows
Great Danes
St. Bernards
Akitas

The breeds considered most likely to kill are pit bulls and rottweilers, and the CDC says that a chained dog is more likely to bite than an unchained dog.

The CDC also says the majority of dog attacks happen at home or in a familiar place, which is why choosing the right dog for your family is crucial.



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1 posted on 01/14/2004 5:14:36 PM PST by ambrose
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To: Shermy; martin_fierro
ping
2 posted on 01/14/2004 5:15:02 PM PST by ambrose
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To: ambrose
Great, our new puppy is a husky/German Shepherd mix, with a little border collie thrown in. He has fangs like Dracula.
3 posted on 01/14/2004 5:15:54 PM PST by Argus
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To: Argus
Huskies require a strong "Alpha" owner.
4 posted on 01/14/2004 5:17:08 PM PST by ambrose
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To: ambrose
My little white chihuahua, Fidel.
5 posted on 01/14/2004 5:18:11 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Help Bring Colly-fornia Back ...)
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To: ambrose
Fidel is trying to forcably remove the stuffing out of his plush chili as I write this. Vicious ... really!
6 posted on 01/14/2004 5:19:39 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Help Bring Colly-fornia Back ...)
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To: Argus
Border Collie. Smartest dog I ever had.
7 posted on 01/14/2004 5:20:25 PM PST by onedoug
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To: ambrose
"...the CDC says that a chained dog is more likely to bite than an unchained dog."

Huh? Can anyone explain that to me?
8 posted on 01/14/2004 5:21:07 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: ambrose
I have already told the puppy that, in our pack, he is Omega Dog.
9 posted on 01/14/2004 5:21:08 PM PST by Argus
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To: ambrose
the CDC says that a chained dog is more likely to bite than an unchained dog.

Well no Sh*t sherlock, when you chain a dog you define it's territory, and force it to acknowledge it, come inside that circle, or approach it and you most likly will be bitten.

I make friends with a lot of dogs, I never mess with one that is chained up.

Never, never trust a chow.
And any dog large or small will bite if you do something stupid.
10 posted on 01/14/2004 5:21:54 PM PST by tet68
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To: ambrose
I'm really surprised to St. Bernards on the top ten list. I don't think I've ever read of a St. Bernard attack. They're large and somewhat broad-jawed, which gives them the physical ability to inflict serious bite wounds. But every one I've ever come in contact with seemed to have the personality of a bored Persian cat. I've always sort of classified them with English Sheepdogs -- like big harmless teddy bears, or walking rugs.
11 posted on 01/14/2004 5:22:10 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: onedoug
This is one smart puppy. He only chews up the good books.
12 posted on 01/14/2004 5:22:23 PM PST by Argus
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To: Argus
I have already told the puppy that, in our pack, he is Omega Dog.

Just be very concerned if he starts studying eschatology.
13 posted on 01/14/2004 5:22:30 PM PST by dyed_in_the_wool (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: onedoug
border collie bump....(i have 3!)...they're busy right now, re-wiring the entertainment center :)
14 posted on 01/14/2004 5:22:49 PM PST by 1john2 3and4 ( at ONE with my duality)
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To: ambrose
CDC is full of it...there are far more protective prey drive breeds out there...
they are rare...thats all....
more hyper paranoia from one of the great anti gun and anti self defense anti self reliant
govt nanny agencies...
great food for dog phobics
15 posted on 01/14/2004 5:22:52 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: ambrose
Chaining a dog up reduces the size of its territory and makes the dog feel trapped and threatened when it is approached. A chained dog will be more likely to behave aggressively because it feels its back is to the wall. I really hate to see dogs chained.
16 posted on 01/14/2004 5:23:15 PM PST by Irene Adler
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To: canuck_conservative
"...the CDC says that a chained dog is more likely to bite than an unchained dog."

Huh? Can anyone explain that to me?

At a guess and among other reasons, because it feels cornered and can't retreat.

17 posted on 01/14/2004 5:24:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: dyed_in_the_wool
Eschatology. I did name him Nero. Uh-oh...
18 posted on 01/14/2004 5:24:55 PM PST by Argus
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To: onedoug
Border Collies are very smart but are not really family dogs. They must have a job or they are maniacs.
One can take the dog away from the sheep herding but one cannot take the sheep herding out of the dog.

They are beautiful and smart as a whip but really not for cities or families in them.
19 posted on 01/14/2004 5:24:58 PM PST by netmilsmom (God sent Angels- Why would I trust them to anyone else?-homeschooling 1/5/04)
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To: tet68
I have seen lots of dogs, friendly ones, ones you could pet,
play with, relate to,free or on a leash but chained up, you would not recognize them as the same dog.
20 posted on 01/14/2004 5:25:12 PM PST by tet68
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To: ambrose
Doberman Pinschers

Bullsh*t! I grew up with one as a pet when I was 7 years old. There wasn't a viscious bone in that dogs body, at least not toward anyone who didn't try something foolish like breaking into the house or trying to harm anyone in the family.

One of my best friends has a German Shepard. It's big, dumb and loveable. Dogs behave in the manner that they are raised.

21 posted on 01/14/2004 5:25:22 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: ambrose
St. Bernards?
22 posted on 01/14/2004 5:25:25 PM PST by flying Elvis
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To: ambrose
I've got a second Lab/chow mix and think they are great.

My mother and brother bred Rottis for years and I have many friends that have raised American Stadfordshire terriers (pit bulls) for years.

Any dog that has not been trained properly is a danger to everyon, including it's owner.
23 posted on 01/14/2004 5:26:06 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
I hear ya. Every Rotti and Great Dane I've ever met has been a teddy bear too. I suspect it's the owners more than the breeds.
24 posted on 01/14/2004 5:27:05 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Argus
We owned a VERY large male German Shepherd and a Rot.....

The Rot was a baby....he was terrified of the two teacup Shih Tzu's we also have....just a lovable big dog...

The Shepherd was the most agressive dog I've ever seen. With the family he was great but would not socialize with other dogs or people. He had to be put away within a double fenced area 6' ft. in my back yard whenever anyone would come over the house.

Distrustful of strangers is a natural trait for Shepherds but this dog took it to a new level. He died this past year at 5 1/2 years old due to his large size (142 lbs and could put his paws on my shoulders, I'm 6' and look me directly in the eyes).

NeverGore :^)
25 posted on 01/14/2004 5:27:45 PM PST by nevergore (“Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.”)
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To: ambrose
My akita is fourteen years old, and has never bitten anyone.

That I know of - it may be that he ate the evidence.

He will kill another dog, though, just for existing.

26 posted on 01/14/2004 5:28:21 PM PST by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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To: ambrose

I've read other lists that say the Dalmation is the #1 biter.

We've had German Shepards all my life and never once got bit... my sister had one chow and he ripped into a neighbor boy and tore my son up....I HATE a Chow, they are one mean MoFo...
27 posted on 01/14/2004 5:28:21 PM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: 1john2 3and4
Not only smart but you notice which breed wins the agility trials in their size category - they even beat the water dogs in the water trials, leaping out into the water, retrieving item, returning it to "shore" etc.

They are just tremendous athletes - partly because they haven't been overbred or "improved" ... yet.

28 posted on 01/14/2004 5:28:27 PM PST by Let's Roll (Support our brave troops as they protect us from evil.)
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To: ambrose
Well, cool. German Shepherds are #3. We're getting a couple of them as soon as we replace the fence around our yard. Anybody who climbs over the fence (that is, uninvited) des
29 posted on 01/14/2004 5:29:36 PM PST by .38sw
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To: ambrose
Why isn't yasser arafat on this list?
30 posted on 01/14/2004 5:29:48 PM PST by paul51
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To: netmilsmom
funny, youre right though.....plan to "pay attention" if you get a bc.....NOT for the indifferent
31 posted on 01/14/2004 5:29:53 PM PST by 1john2 3and4 ( at ONE with my duality)
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To: Argus
The list may be crapola. We had a Doberman, and she was the sweetest and most loving dog ever. We received her from an abusive situation and after we had her for four years she was tested and approved to be a therapy dog at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Some dogs are indeed dangerous, but they are few and far between. Dogs are God's most loving creatures.
32 posted on 01/14/2004 5:30:43 PM PST by TheGeezer
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To: canuck_conservative
People who keep dogs chained up tend to be the same people who don't train, socialize, and supervise them properly. Gangbangers, drug addicts, and other assorted low-lifes commonly keep their dogs chained up. Civilized people don't. The CDC is too politically correct to point out the much stronger correlation: that dogs owned by low-lifes are more likely to bite than dogs owned by civilized people.
33 posted on 01/14/2004 5:30:44 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: canuck_conservative
Jeez ! Haven't you ever heard of " Unchained Malady " ??
34 posted on 01/14/2004 5:31:12 PM PST by genefromjersey (So little time - so many FLAMES to light !!)
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To: tet68
Never, never trust a chow.

Oh, really??????

I've never met a chow I couldn't trust. Their owners can be a different story.

35 posted on 01/14/2004 5:31:33 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: Let's Roll
yep....big controversy between bc lovers and akc "breeders" for that very reason....(im on the bc lover side)
36 posted on 01/14/2004 5:32:22 PM PST by 1john2 3and4 ( at ONE with my duality)
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To: ambrose
Huskies require a strong "Alpha" owner.

I hear Algore has 2.

37 posted on 01/14/2004 5:32:28 PM PST by evad (Welcome back Joe Gibbs...we've been waitin')
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To: Slings and Arrows
I was once knocked over by a Great Dane when I was a kid... he was outside and unleashed, and when he saw me, he charged me and leaped up and licked me on my face, knocking me down. A true Marmaduke moment.
38 posted on 01/14/2004 5:32:49 PM PST by ambrose
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Only the drool of St. Bernards is dangerous.
39 posted on 01/14/2004 5:33:41 PM PST by TheGeezer
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To: ambrose
Would anyone here say that certain breeds of people have more of a propensity than other breeds to act in certain ways?
40 posted on 01/14/2004 5:34:13 PM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace (I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: evad
LOL!!!!!!
41 posted on 01/14/2004 5:34:25 PM PST by 1john2 3and4 ( at ONE with my duality)
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To: ambrose
Well, let's turn this around. What are the ten least aggressive dogs - the most docile animals that make the best pets. Anyone? Anyone...?
42 posted on 01/14/2004 5:34:40 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves
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To: ambrose
Pit Bull - the only breed I'd ever own.

I've had two - with young children (mine), neighbor kids, neighbors, etc. The only incident - in 17 yrs - was when my neighbor insisted on trying to introduce her wiener dog to my female. Tried to tell her, not a good idea. It wasn't. Nobody got hurt but it was a scramble to get the snack dog out of harms way.

I've had poodles, black labs (great dogs) but none come close to the Pit.

I had no need for an alarm system. When I left the house or when I left town for extended periods, I did not worry about the wife or kids. Very protective dogs when Dad was gone.

Say what you will. My experience is that the dog has no equal.

LVM

43 posted on 01/14/2004 5:34:42 PM PST by LasVegasMac (I can't drive...55...or 65...in my SUV's..........)
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To: ambrose; martin_fierro
dang, where's the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel on that list? ; )

my attack pup feels left out... : (

44 posted on 01/14/2004 5:34:42 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: joesnuffy
great food for dog phobics

That sums it up well.

What the heck is the CDC doing dealing with dogs anyway unless they are talking about an outbreak of rabies????

45 posted on 01/14/2004 5:35:57 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: onedoug
Guy in my neighborhood has a Border Collie. Bumper sticker on his truck reads:

"IF IT ISN'T A BORDER COLLIE, IT IS ONLY A DOG"
46 posted on 01/14/2004 5:36:18 PM PST by catonsville
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To: ambrose
never under estimate the ability of a daschund to be very nasty
47 posted on 01/14/2004 5:36:29 PM PST by South Dakota (in South Dakota this time, minnehaha and Lower Brule counties come in late)
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To: xsmommy
Complete with soggy-looking halo.

LOL
48 posted on 01/14/2004 5:36:51 PM PST by martin_fierro (HEY! I'm tryin' t'run a classy thread here!)
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To: tet68
We (my wife and I) have a former stray Chow-and-Schipperke mix. She is wary of, but not aggressive, toward humans. She is aggressive with other dogs.

I agree, though, to be careful with Chows.

49 posted on 01/14/2004 5:36:58 PM PST by TheGeezer
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To: xsmommy
That ain't a dog, lady, that's an angel.

;-)
50 posted on 01/14/2004 5:37:03 PM PST by Quilla
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