All dogs are cute, no question there, but some of them can be quite dangerous. We’re used to seeing dogs as out best friends, and while it’s not wrong, dogs haven’t always been as friendly as we now know them to be. Dogs were domesticated by humans hundreds of years ago, and in the modern days they were taught how to perform as guide dogs, assisting disabled people, and other therapeutic roles. However, it’s not necessarily in the nature of all dogs to behave as we want them to, and some of them can be extremely dangerous if you push their buttons. We’re here with the full list of the most dangerous dogs – that’s not to say you shouldn’t adopt them, but it’s important to know how to behave around them. Even if you think you know your dog, some of the dogs on this list might surprise you!
American Pitbull Terrier
The Pitbull Terrier, one of the most common breeds in the U.S, is a solidly built and an extremely intelligent dog breed. He can reach the height of 21 inch (53 cm) and the weight of 60 pounds (27 kg).
The American Pitbull is extremely strong and confident – two features that might be dangerous when combined! He’s also very enthusiastic and friendly, and when they are trained properly, they can be very child friendly – quite surprisingly, Pitbull terriers are known for their love for babies!
The Rottweilers are from German origin, where in the 19th century they used to be called “Rottweil Butchers” – not a very flattering name, I would say. However, don’t let their intimidating exterior alarm you – Rottweilers are good-natured, devoted and obedient.
Given their high intelligence and strong physique, today they are most commonly used as guard dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs. As friendly as they can be, you don’t want to get on their bad side!
The German Shepherds are a popular breed in households around the world. One of the reasons is that they are canine dogs – they learn tasks to assist humans, commonly as seeing eye dogs. That’s why we’re used to seeing them as friendly and harmless.
While it’s not wrong that they are friendly, the German Shepherd is the opposite of harmless. What makes them perfect for the job of guide dogs is their great curiosity and eagerness to learn, but at the same time, they can be very aggressive towards strangers – and they bite can be deadly!
I seems like all the aggressive dog breeds came from Germany. Perhaps what characterizes the Boxers most is their strong jaw and powerful bite, ideal for hanging on their pray.
Much like the German Shepherd, the Boxer is very faithful to his owner, but to strangers not so much. Another strong characteristic of the Boxer is his fearlessness – when he’s mad, he can be very determined and fearless.
There seems to be a pattern with dangerous dog breeds – they’re all from German origin, and they are all extremely intelligent! Owning a Dobermann can be very rewarding, but it’s also hard work.
If they’re trained properly, they can be devoted and loving companions, and they are quick learners. But seeing as they were originally bred to be guard dogs, they had to be strong and fearless.
The American Bulldog can reach the weight of 125 pounds (56 kg). Despite their intimidating looks, Bulldogs can be very sociable and friendly (even child friendly), if – and that’s a big if – they are trained properly and at a young age.
There’s a reason why Bulldogs have a reputation as a dumb breed, but contrary to what people believe, it’s not because they’re dumb, but they are too proud. It’s hard to train them, since they don’t enjoy obeying orders.
Don’t be fooled by his looks! He might have a small physique and a lot of fur that suggests he’s harmless and innocent, but the Chow chow is one of the most dangerous dog breeds out there.
It may be small and fluffy, but the Chow chow has a very aggressive, stubborn and assertive nature. Though he is a rather popular breed in households, he is incredibly demanding.