Any dog can bite.
- Each year, over half a million dog bites are recorded in Canada.
- About 80 per cent of those dog bites are never reported because the injury isn't serious.
- Over half of the bite victims are children; of those, about 70 per cent are under 10 years of age and boys are bitten more often.
- Most bites are from dogs owned by family and friends.
- 80 per cent of the bites happen at home — most dog bites happen during everyday activities.
- 86 per cent of injuries happen because of children's actions.