U.S. Postal Service to Denver: Your dogs bite a lot

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Boulder carrier Adrian Helwig. (Courtesy of USPS)

Boulder carrier Adrian Helwig. (Courtesy of USPS)

The U.S. Postal Service would like Denver to know that our dogs are, collectively, among the worst.

We placed seventh in the nation for dog attacks on letter carriers in 2016, according to USPS data, far outperforming expectations when you consider that we’re 19th by population.

In all, Denver dogs attacked postal workers 47 times in 2016. I couldn’t find any good data on the number of dogs per capita in U.S. cities, but Match.com found that dog lovers were more common in Colorado than any other state.

The USPS requests that you close your dog in a separate room before opening the door for your letter carrier, and also that you remind your kids to keep the hound in control.

While we’re at it, maybe you could all put your dogs on leashes, too.