Children suffer serious personal injuries and, at times, death as a result of dog bites every year in the State of Florida. I located a very informative website called www.dogsbites.org which is a education web site about dog bites and the dangers of certain breeds of dogs in the United States. The site has a good deal of information of the dangers of Pit Bulls, Chow Chows, Rottweilers, and Wolf Hybrid breeds. There is a public debate on the issue of dangerous dogs created by breed, environment, or a combination of the two. dogsBites.Org and many other safety advocates recommend a ban on certain breeds including Pit Bulls.
dogsbites.org reports that dog bites can be very traumatic for children. Due to the short height of most children, facial wounds and injuries are very common. For serious dog bite incident, multiple surgeries may be necessary which may include several skin grafts and reconstructive surgery.
According to the Center for Disease Control, injuries from dog bites include puncture wounds, lacerations, contusion wounds, fractures, amputations, and complications due to infection.
Visit dogsbite.org and educate yourself about various dog breeds, tragedies that have taken place nationwide, and safety measures to take to protect your family and children.