The 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds in The World
A dog is known as man’s best friend and it has been alongside him from time in memorial protecting and serving him.
There’re over 150 dog breeds across the world though some are considered very dangerous. The dogs we are going to talk about in this article are the most dangerous breeds on this planet.
There are other breeds that have been left out, we will only cover the top 10 in the list below;
Top 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds in The World That You Should Keep an Eye Out For
Originally from Germany, this breed isn’t known for being aggressive by nature and it’s a fun breed to have around.
The Boxer makes our list of dangerous dogs due to 48 incidents involving it from 1982- 2013 that left a number of victims.
It’s a playful, bright and energetic dog that can grow from 50 – 70 lbs, and its known to have a headstrong characteristic.
9. Wolf Hybrid
As the name suggests, this breed is a mixture between dog and wolf and hence its name “Wolf Hybrid”. Their mixture in genetic traits of both wolf and dog behavior makes them very unpredictable and deadly.
8. Chow Chow
Don’t let the name fool you, this breed requires a lot of attention from its owner to prevent it from getting aggressive.
Originally from China, it is 50 to 70 lbs. Chow Chow can also be referred as Songshi Quan or ‘puffy-lion dog.’ This dog has discernment skills against strangers and can be fiercely protective of its owner.
They’re considered high-risks dogs and may require insurance due to 238 fatalities from their dog bites from 1979 to 1998.
7. Doberman Pinschers
Practically known for being the best guard dog, very alert, loyal and intelligent. They only attack once they sense danger.
These German breeds were developed in 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Doberman and can weigh as much as 65 to 90 lbs.
Their aggressive behavior, size and strength make them potentially dangerous if not carefully handled.
These sled pulling dogs of the Northern regions are known for being fast, strong and adventure trekkers. However, they’re destructive when bored and dangerous due to their strong predatory hunting instincts.
5. Alaskan Malamutes
This dog breed is similar to the Siberian Husky and requires daily exercises to keep it busy and happy or they will become bored, disobedient and destructive.
This large breed of domestic dog can grow from 70 to 100 lbs and are a perfect companion for pursuits like carting, mushing’s, bikejoring, and skijoring. Since they are known for their strong independence, they can be difficult to train, cope poorly with smaller animals, and are unreliable as watchdogs.
Rottweilers are a powerful breed with well-developed genetic herding and guarding instincts. They’re potentially dangerous once left uncatered for.
Rottweiler’s possess great strength which makes them very dangerous once they attack, this can’t be overlooked.
3. German Shepherd
Commonly seen around law enforcement agencies, these breed of dogs originated from Germany and can weigh as much as 70 to 100 lbs.
They’re intelligent, confident, alert, vigilant, and fearless; the police use them for their K-9 units. However, caution must be exercised with Shepherds as they can become overprotective of their family and territory, and if not socialized correctly; can lead to attacks.
Considered as the most dangerous dog in America and UK, Pitbull’s were once used in dog fights across numerous parts of the world.
The term ‘pitbull’ encompasses certain breeds of dogs from the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier, and the American Bulldog.
1. Caucasian Ovcharka
The Caucasian Ovcharka is usually bred to protect livestock. It is assertive, strong-willed and courageous but unless properly socialized and trained, it may exhibit ferocious and unmanageable tendencies since it does not accept people it does not know and has a powerful urge to defend.
Before you decide to get a dog for your home, be mindful of the breed or else you may end up in the hospital.
Author: Allan Bangirana
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre who is passionate about tech, games, entertainment and lifestyle news. He enjoys writing about anime and many other topics.