Pit bull terriers and rottweilers dog breeds account for 71% of fatal dog attacks according to a study conducted by DogsBite.org during a 6-year period from 2005 to 2010. Chicago dog bite attorneys, Zneimer & Zneimer have noted that the majority of the dog bite cases that they handle involve pit bulls. DogBites.org notes that pit bulls are especially dangerous because bit bulls will often not communicate their intention to attack prior to an attack to achieve a surprise attack. They also use a bite technique that is especially deadly which is to lock on to the victim with its powerful jaw and then shake the victim.
DogBites.org notes that one common scenario for fatal dog attacks is when a child is visiting in the home of a pit bull or rottweiler owner for the first time. The new situation of a visiting child in the house have shown to trigger attacks by dangerous breeds when the same dog has not shown any dangerous tendencies before the attack.