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J Vet Dent. 1995 Jun;12(2):49-52.

Measurement of bite force in dogs: a pilot study.

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Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA.


A force transducer was developed to measure bite force in dogs. A total of 101 readings was obtained from 22 pet dogs ranging in size from 7 to 55 kg. Bite forces ranged from 13 to 1394 Newtons with a mean for all dogs of 256 Newtons and a median of 163 Newtons. Most measurements fell within the low end of the range, with 55% of the biting episodes less than 200 Newtons and 77% less than 400 Newtons.

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