Most Dangerous Dog Breeds
Most dog owners don’t realize that there are some most dangerous dog breeds out there, as there are many types of dogs with different temperaments and character traits that can be dangerous or even deadly to other dogs. In addition, some dogs have been selectively bred over the years to be more aggressive, dominant, or possessive. Because of these selective breeding practices over the years, some dogs can be genetically predisposed to be more dangerous than others.
The list of most dangerous dog breeds continues to include Dobermans, Rottweilers, Alsatians, Golden Retrievers, Jack Russell Terriers, Chow Chows, Dalmatians, Beagles, Basset Hounds, Labrador Retrievers, and Poodles. These are just some of the most common breeds, which are typically included in the top 10 most dangerous dog breeds in the United States. Obviously, there are other breeds on this list that fall into the top ten, but due to their overall temperament and propensity for violence, they are included here.
The Akita is known as a highly aggressive dog, which makes it the number one most dangerous breed. Akita’s have larger muscles than most other breeds, and because of this their size and strength allows them to control large amounts of power in a dog fight. However, this strength also makes them a very difficult breed to train, which contributes to their violent tendencies. Akita’s are notoriously stubborn and will not respond to training methods well, and many first-time dog owners would do well to avoid owning an Akita. If you decide to own an Akita, make sure you have ample time to exercise him/her and train him/her properly before bringing your new pet home.
The Basa is another extremely popular breed that is highly preferred by those who want a medium-sized dog that is highly playful and possesses a strong protective instinct. The Basa is also one of the three most commonly used dog breeds in China, a fact that contributes to its popularity. Basa’s are known for their aggression, and because they are so valued by the Chinese people, they are often mutilated, which contributes to their high rate of incidence of disease.
The Saint Bernard is another breed that has earned itself a dangerous reputation due to bites and aggressiveness. Saint Bernards has a reputation of being headstrong, courageous, and adventurous, making them a poor choice for those who lack the patience or who wish to guard their property and loved ones with a fierce, unbending canine. Because of their size and aggressive nature, Saint Bernards is often used for hunting, and even as military dogs. They are incredibly popular, and they’re also one of the most dangerous dogs on the planet.
Doberman Pinschers has earned themselves a bad reputation as some of the most dangerous dogs on the planet. People have even been killed because they kept the wrong Pinscher at home. Although Pinschers love attention, they can also end up being aggressive toward other pets and strangers. A Pinscher who is not socialized properly can quickly become a danger to anyone around, and because of their intelligence, they have difficulty being trained to be obedient. Because Dobermans have been bred for big game hunting in Europe, they have a much larger appetite than other breeds; this allows them to eat a lot more food than other dogs of their weight.