16 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds in That You Shouldn’t Mess With

Animals weren’t created for domestication. Over the years, through systematic effort, humans have brought about the domestication of animals for their own pleasure and profit. Obviously, an anthropocentric person (which inherently most of us are) would argue. Even though dogs are the favorite pets of almost every other person in this world, they can sometimes be dangerous. The intensity of the threat that they pose would of course depend on the way they are treated and the surroundings that they are kept in. But there are some breeds of dogs that are more dangerous than the others. This may be inferred by their inclination towards being aggressive, their size, and the power of their jaws. While chances are that even a cute little pooch like a chihuahua can bite you and cause tremendous pain. So, you can never be too careful with these animals. In this list, we will look at some of the most dangerous dog breeds in the world.

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1. Rottweiler

According to studies, a Rottweiler is ten times more likely to attack or maul a human than an average dog. They are extremely protective of their owners and can go as far as hurting the other person in order to protect their owner. Their bites are also extremely powerful and can prove to be fatal sometimes. A steady and patient training is required to instill a sense of control in them.

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2. American Pit Bull

This extremely powerful dog has the muscular body of a bulldog and the agile prowess of a terrier, thereby making it a force to reckon with. They have strong jaws and are used as fighting dogs in several countries. They are not inherently aggressive, but a lack of proper care can make them so. Generally, they are very affectionate and warm.

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3. Caucasian Shepherd

This European breed was originally used to guard livestock in mountainous areas. They are known to scare away bears and wolves! These dogs are huge, usually weighing about 50kgs. They are extremely powerful, protective, yet aggressive. Proper training is a must before this breed is allowed to interact with humans.

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4. Doberman Pinscher

This breed of dogs is extremely sensitive and intelligent which is why they are prone to being aggressive. They are exceptional guard dogs with high intelligence and unmatched tracking abilities. They are tremendously strong and have well-built jaws. They are not a breed of dogs to be messed with.

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5. Siberian Husky

Siberian huskies are one of the most dangerous breeds of dogs. They are known to have caused serious injury to humans, especially little kids. But this is not because they are aggressive but because they are highly energetic. They are extremely playful and affectionate. Sometimes due to their huge size, they can lose control and cause harm to children with their enthusiasm. A friendly paw rub could turn into a ghastly mauling at any second. It’s better to be careful around this beautiful beast.

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6. Boxer

Boxers are a stubborn and headstrong breed. Also, their bites are really powerful which makes them the perfect choice for a guard dog. While good training can make them brave and heroic, harsh treatment would make them extremely aggressive. Boxers are originally a hunting breed from Germany, hence proper socialization is required for them to be less violent around humans.

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7. Jack Rusell Terrier

These feisty dogs have strong hunting instincts as they were bred to hunt foxes. Proper training would suffice in removing that. They are extremely aggressive around smaller animals such as hamsters and cats. But dogs not getting along with cats is a universal fact, so that is not a serious concern. They sometimes find it difficult to socialize with other dogs as they are quite dominating in nature. But early training would help with that too.

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8. Chow Chow

In China, these dogs are called Songshi Quan which literally means “puffy lion dog”. Their jaws are as strong as a lion hence making them so dangerous. They are also very temperamental, and constantly seek attention from their owners. They need to be kept occupied at all times to stop them from acting up. They sure give the owner a tough time. But if well-trained, they can be very lovable. This breed is one of the oldest breeds of dogs existing on earth.

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9. Akita Inu

This Japanese breed of dogs is extremely protective. No wonder it was bred to guard the nobility in Japan. If messed with, these dogs can attack to maim, and sometimes even kill. They are extremely particular about their territory and guard it with utmost zeal. They like friendly faces and can be difficult around strangers. They are highly temperamental thus making them one of the most dangerous dog breeds in the world.

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10. Saint Bernard

These dogs are extremely calm and composed. Anger and aggression are not an issue with them. They are extremely friendly with kids too. The issue is with their enormous size. Cases have been recorded where people have died of brain injury just by being knocked over by a Saint Bernard.

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11. Great Dane

These dogs are extremely tall, usually ranging from 40 to 45 inches in height. As they were originally bred to hunt wild animals such as boars, the hunter instinct has stayed on with them. They can be extremely friendly at times, but their huge size can be somewhat terrifying and at times immensely dangerous.

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12. Wolf Hybrid

Interestingly, the bite of a wolfdog can kill even a bison. This hybrid of a dog and a wolf, due to its genetic construction can be highly dangerous and unpredictable. This is the reason why they make a cut in this list of some of the most dangerous dog breeds in the world. But it entirely depends on the traits they get, either from the dog or the wolf, it makes all the difference. Some of them can be really friendly and docile.

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13. Bull Terrier

These dogs can be really aggressive towards other smaller animals as they have an inherent tendency to hunt their prey. They have a muscular body and are quite agile. These dogs were originally bred for dog-fighting. If not well-trained, they treat the other small animals around them as an object to be attacked. Although, if they are treated well, they can be really fun to be around.

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14. Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes are full of energy and thorough training is mandatory to help them control this energy. These dogs are slow learners, it takes a lot of patience to train them. If and when they lose control, they can be extremely dangerous. They also have a hunting instinct that is difficult to control.

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15. Perro de Presa Canario

You guessed it right, it’s a Spanish name. Its translation is Canarian Catch Dog. This breed has a reputation of being immensely threatening if not properly trained. Like the pitbull, these dogs are also used in dog fights, owing to their aggressive nature. This dog even looks very intimidating, with its square face and huge body.

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16. Tosa Inu

This rare breed of dogs is so dangerous that it is banned in several countries like the UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong, etc. Two decades ago, the reports of attacks by Tosa Inus were in thousands. This breed is still legally used in Japanese dog-fighting. Now, there are very few breeders left, owing to the ban, therefore making this dangerous dog breed so rare.

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Yes, these dogs sure sound dangerous. But if they are well cared for and given a friendly environment to live in, they turn out to be quite warm. An attack by a well-cared-for dog is not no-existent, but rare. What are your views about these most dangerous dog breeds in the world? Do let me know in the comments section!

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