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Updated by Howard Watsky on Apr 10, 2014
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Top 5 most dangerous dog breeds

Top 5 most dangerous breeds according to CDC. Based on fatal human attacks caused.

1

Pitbull

Pitbull

The Pitbull was at the top of the CDC’s list of dangerous breeds, with 66 dog bite-related deaths from 1979-1988.

2

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

When combined, Rottweiler and Pitbull breeds were involved in approximately 60 percent of human deaths in the CDC’s study.

3

German shepherd

German shepherd

The CDC says German Shepherds were involved in 17 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979-1988. Most states also require a certain level of liability insurance, as well.

4

Husky

Husky

Most temperament descriptions of Husky-type breeds include such words as "outgoing" and "friendly." However, this breed was responsible for 15 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979-1988, ranking it fourth on the CDC's list.

5

Malamute

Malamute

Although similar looking to husky-type dog breeds, the Malamute is its own unique breed. Despite their distinctive appearance, this breed is not "part wolf." However, the CDC notes that the breed was still involved in 12 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979-1988