Monday 15 August 2022 11:19 PM Australia's worst breeds for dog attacks are revealed trends now
A list of Australia's ten most dangerous dog breeds has been revealed with one of the country's most popular canines making the top three.
The data took account of 628 patients who presented with dog-related injuries from 2010 to 2020 and found their average age was just five-years-old.
The report also listed the top ten breeds involved in the attacks, with Labradors - thought to be an easygoing breed - accounting for 8.5 per cent of the incidents.
Australia's ten most dangerous dog breeds have been revealed with one of the country's most popular canines making the top three (pictured, a stock image of a Pitbull)
Labradors - thought to be an easygoing breed - accounted for 8.5 per cent of incidents which involved a child admitted to hospital following a dog attack
The breeds involved in the most reported attacks were Pitbulls (10.3%), followed by Labradors (8.5%) and Rottweilers (6.8%).
The top three were followed by Bulldog (6%), Border Collie (6%), Jack Russell (5.1%), Terrier (other) (5.1%), Kelpie (5.1%), German shepherd (4.3%) and others (42.7%).
In NSW, from January 1 to March 31 there were 1,027 reported dog bites and 69 canines euthanised.
1. Pitbull 10.3%
2. Labrador 8.5%
3. Rottweiler 6.8%
4. Bulldog 6%
5. Border Collie 6%
6. Jack Russell 5.1%
7. Terrier (other) 5.1%
8. Kelpie 5.1%
9. German shepherd 4.3%
10. Others 42.7%
The troubling data comes just days after a hero grandmother saved her young granddaughter from being savaged by the family's own two dogs.
The canines turned on the little girl as they were being fed in the backyard of her grandparents' home in Springwater Place, Algester, in Brisbane's south on Thursday.
Dina Puc, 63, threw herself between the dogs and the toddler - prompting the two canines to continue their attack on her.
Ms Puc is now said to be in a serious condition and going in for further surgery after medics battled to save her life on Friday.
The toddler, aged about three, suffered serious face, neck and chest wounds and required extensive stitches.
Their breed is not yet known, but a neighbour reported seeing the family walking two 'very big dogs' she believed