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The Pit Bull topped the CDC’s list of dangerous breeds, with 66 dog bite-related deaths from 1979-1988.

Despite howls from many owners of this dog breed, the CDC says Rottweilers ranked second in dog bite-related fatalities with 39 deaths from 1979-1988.

German Shepherds may be targeted for “banning” in certain areas, or refused coverage on some homeowners’ insurance policies because of the dog's tendency to become territorial and protective.

Husky-types were responsible for 15 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979-1988, ranking it fourth on the CDC’s list.

The CDC notes that Malamutes were involved in 12 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979-1988.

Doberman Pinschers were once common as guard and police dogs.

Chows are known to be fiercely protective of their people and property.

Dogs and insurance have been at odds for years.


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