Pit bulls get all of the publicity but, the number one breed for the most bites is the German Shepherd. When my son, Mark, was three he was bitten twice, within a month by a cocker spaniel. Labs are supposed to be the best-tempered dogs but, my parents have one that nobody but them can get near. My Dalmatian, Ike is a very placid dog but, if someone came in our yard without Bill or me, he would go after them. Of course, if someone comes into my yard, without permission, they deserve to get dogbit! I would never, knowingly keep a bad-tempered dog, though. My next-door neighbor had relatives over, recently. Ike barked at them, at first. They had several children. Of course, the kids came to the fence, to see Ike. I was concerned that the toddler would reach through the fence and Ike would defend his turf. We put Ike in the house, just in case. We didn't expect the little one or Ike to show good judgement, so WE took resposibility for our dog. Ultimately, the blame does fall on the owner.