Dog Bite Levels Final (from pawsforsuccess)
by Tudor Nikolas on Aug 21, 2023.
Here is the Dog Bite Levels Scale developed by Dr Sophia Yin.
This shows the different levels of bites that a dog can do.
The scale was initially posted on Paws For Success, which has been acquired by Fetched in August 2023.
Six levels of bite:
Level 1: Snapping and Air biting with no contact.
Level 2: No puncture of the skin, but teeth do come into contact with the skin.
Level 3: Single bite and definite skin puncture, but rather superficial
Level 4: This is a very serious bite with punctures deeper than a level 3 bite.
Level 5: This level of bite consists of multiple bites with deep punctures, or multiple distinct bites in the same area.
Level 6: Death
For an illustrated infographic, take a look at the picture below:
You can also download the PDF here: Dog Bite Levels.