Canines seized by the Swedish Police Authority in 2015-2016.

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Source
Forensic Sci Int. 2019 Mar; 296:101-109
Publication Type
Journal Article
Date
Mar-2019
Author
Sirkku L Sarenbo
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environment, University of Linnaeus, Sweden. Electronic address: sirkku.sarenbo@lnu.se.
Source
Forensic Sci Int. 2019 Mar; 296:101-109
Date
Mar-2019
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Keywords
Aggression
Animals
Behavior, Animal
Bites and Stings - epidemiology
Dogs
Humans
Ownership - legislation & jurisprudence
Sweden
Abstract
The inspection protocols of the Swedish police, based on the Act (2007:1150) on Supervision of Dogs and Cats, were used to examine the characteristics of 101 seized dogs, their owners, and the circumstances in which the attacks occurred. Most common reasons to seize a dog was that the dog owner was not following a previous order or ban, or that the dog had attacked and caused damage to humans or animals. The most common circumstances of the attacks involved dogs that escaped from gardens, unleashed dogs on walks and attacks by dogs on a leash. Bull breeds caused the highest number of injuries, the most serious injuries, and they were most often categorized as high risk, followed by Rottweilers and German Shepherds. Affenpinscher, Chihuahua, Cocker Spaniel, Japanese Spitz, Pug, Shih Tzu, Shetland Sheepdog and Golden Retriever were identified as victim breeds. The seized dogs had caused substantial harm to humans, animals, and their environment. The largest proportion of dogs returned to owners occurred in the Stockholm region.
PubMed ID
30711844 View in PubMed
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