This pie chart shows the number of fatal dog attacks from
1979 to 1998. The number of attacks, by breed, is in red;
the percentage of the total number is in black.
Other breeds 55 (23%)
Malamute 15 (6.3%)
Husky type 21 (8.8%)
German shepherd 27 (11.4%)
Rottweiler 44 (18.5%)
Pit bull 76 (32%)
Number of fatal dog attacks from 1979 to 1988: 238
Note: Table made from pie chart.
Source: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
Study the pie chart. Then complete the exercise below by writing A, B, or C in each blank.
–1. What percentage of attacks involved pit bulls and rottweilers? (A) 40.5 percent, (B) 50.5 percent, (C) 60.5 percent
–2. How many more attacks involved German shepherds than malamutes? (A) 5, (B) 8, (C) 12
–3. Which breed accounted for 20.6 percent fewer attacks than pit bulls? (A) husky type, (B) German shepherds, (C) rottweilers
–4. What percentage of attacks did not involve pit bulls or German shepherds? (A) 49.6 percent, (B) 56.6 percent, (C) 60.6 percent
–5. Which of these breeds committed the fewest attacks? (A) malamute, (B) husky type, (C) pit bull
- B, 2. C, 3. B, 4. B, 5. A