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Pit bulls 8 and a half times more likely to attack

By David Ham

Mon August 4, 2014


KIRO 7 obtained dog bite statistics in Western Washington and found out that pit bulls are 8.5 times more likely to attack than other breeds.
Some say there's no such thing as dangerous dog breeds, but Mike and Stephanie Bright say that's not true.
Their daughter, Stephanie, was 13 months old when they say she was bitten by a pit bull at a birthday party in Tacoma.

"All of a sudden I was sitting at one table and she was at another, and the children were all having a good time, too, and the dog started to come close to her and I got up to make sure that no situation happens. And what do you know, the dog bit her in the face -- grabbed her in the face made a loud barking noise at the same time while it did it," said Mike Bright.

"Imagine her face -- the dog grabbing her by the head literally from cheek to the top of her skull," said Stephanie Bright.

Almost a year later, the Brights say they are still reeling.
"In that split second it could go from being a good dog to a monster," said Mike Bright.
The dog that the Bright's say bit Sylvia is a pit bull named "Lazy.”
Mike Bright said Lazy's owner told him he wouldn't hurt a fly.

"Pit bulls are most definitely dangerous," said Mike Bright.
KIRO 7 wanted to find out if the perception of pit bulls being more dangerous than other breeds is a reality, so we pulled dog bite data from King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County and the city of Tacoma:

King County -- 178 overall dog bites in 2013
Pierce County -- 143 overall dog bites in 2013
Snohomish County -- 260 overall dog bites in 2013
City of Tacoma -- 184 overall dog bites in 2013

Out of the numbers pulled, King County was the only area that kept dog bite data by breed.
Pit bulls were the breed with the most bites last year, with 36 bites on people.
Labradors had the second most bites on file with 28 bites.

That may seem like a lot of Labrador bites, but not when you see this figure:
There are 16,651 labs and only 2,520 pit bulls, which means pit bulls in King County are 8 and a half times more likely to bite than labs.