A list of the top 10 most dangerous dogs, with descriptions and statistics on each breed. Does your favorite breed make the list? Learn more about these dogs that have injured or killed many people over the years, and what you can do to be safe around them in the future.
– Pit Bulls
Known for their strength and tenacity, these dogs are probably best known for their reputation as an attack dog. Because of their high energy level, these dogs need plenty of room to run around and lots of attention to keep them happy. Training is also essential—if a Pit Bull isn’t trained properly they can become very destructive.
Rottweilers are big and strong dogs. Their muscular bodies and powerful jaws make them a challenge to subdue, so it’s essential that Rottweiler owners take steps to properly socialize their dogs from an early age. A puppy’s first few months of life are incredibly important for his emotional development; failure to introduce him to new experiences during these formative weeks can set him up for aggression as an adult.
a mix between a wolf and any breed of dog, typically larger breeds such as German Shepherds or Alaskan Malamutes. Wolfdogs are often bred for work, specifically to act as guides for blind people or search-and-rescue dogs.
However, these animals have been known to attack their owners if they feel threatened. In fact, wolfdogs are so dangerous that some states ban them altogether! Do you think your pet is part wolf? Tell us in the comments!
The Siberian Husky is a great dog, but they require a lot of exercise. They were originally bred to pull sleds, which means they need large open spaces in order to be happy. They’re also high-energy dogs that need mental stimulation as well as physical exercise.
– Chow Chows
Chow Chows are recognized by their black-rimmed eyes and wrinkly face. They’re a powerful breed that is sometimes considered dangerous because of their ferocious nature. These dogs have been bred to herd livestock in China, so they are extremely protective of what they consider to be their flock. Keep your hands off if you encounter one of these—you don’t want them biting you!
– Great Danes
Aside from being massive and adorable, Great Danes are well-known for their kind hearts. Unfortunately, their gentle demeanor means they don’t make for very good guard dogs. On top of that, Great Danes were bred to be hunting dogs so many of them are naturally friendly with smaller animals and may even chase cats or other small dogs when off-leash. If you have a big yard and want a calm pet, get a Great Dane.
When you think of a dog, you most likely picture a Golden Retriever or a Labrador Retriever. These dogs are sweet and loving, making them an ideal choice for many families. But there is another side to these furry pets, one that can be dangerous to unsuspecting bystanders. To avoid being attacked by dogs of all sizes, it’s important to do your research before bringing one into your home.
– Doberman Pinschers
The breed has a distinctive black or red coat, powerful jaws and an aggressive temperament. Dobermans are particularly known for their ability to protect their masters from intruders and other dangerous animals. They have a strong protective instinct which makes them unsuitable pets for families with young children.
Dalmatians are famous for their firehouse role in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, but they can be ferocious in real life as well. These dogs were once bred to herd horses and cattle, so they are always on the lookout for anything they think needs protecting, especially when it comes to their families. They make great family pets but only if properly trained and socialized from a young age.
Though intelligent and strong, boxers can be aggressive toward other dogs. They also tend to be protective of their owners and property. If you’re looking for a pet that is calm but smart, try a different breed. Boxers are ranked #3 on The Daily Puppy’s top 10 list of dangerous dogs , which makes them one of America’s most dangerous dogs breeds.
The dogs on our list are among some of the most dangerous dogs around, and should be avoided at all costs. If you find yourself in close proximity to one of these dogs, we recommend keeping your distance and never trying to approach or touch it.
Some dog breeds are inherently more aggressive than others—due to their breeding, upbringing, health conditions or a combination of all three—and can pose a danger to you and your loved ones. Always do your research before bringing a new dog into your home!
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