Dogs are said to be man’s best friend, but they can also be their worst enemy. Although dogs can be trained to adhere to certain rules and are usually chosen for domestic pets, certain breeds can be quite dangerous and aggressive if trained or treated wrong. Dogs in general have excellent hunting instincts; they possess great physical power and other fierce skills. In this article we will look at some of the top 10 most dangerous dogs, even though they are easily adopted as house pets.
Top 10 Most Dangerous Dogs
It’s important to point out that the dogs in this top ten lists are not given in any particular order. Moreover, please keep in mind that this article is not portraying these animals as hideous or naturally aggressive and dangerous creatures but it is only highlighting their instincts and capabilities in comparison to many other dog breeds. In most cases, these animals will become aggressive due factors such as improper training and handling, unnecessary provocation, diseases confinement, lack of exercise and socialization. With that said let’s start our list of most dangerous dogs in the world:
10. Alaskan Malamutes
The Alaskan Malamutes are very intelligent, energetic and loyal to their masters. They weigh around 75 to 100 pounds and typically do not attack people, but they can become uncontrollable, over playful and destructive when bored or under-excised
The Dalmatian dog breed is known to be very independent, energetic and intelligent. They are listed amongst dogs with highly protective nature and excellent memory. If provoked and treated badly, they can become quite aggressive towards people. Weighing around 40 to 70 pounds, Dalmatians are typically on the smaller side of medium weight dogs.
8. Great Danes
The Great Danes are the largest, tallest and heaviest dogs in the world. With a bodyweight of over 200 pounds, their size alone makes them very intimidating. They are usually calm and non-aggressive towards other dogs or pets in general but human strangers often are exception to the rul. However, with proper training these massive dogs are known to be quite calm; giving them the nickname of “Gentle Giants”. In any case, these dogs need lots of exercise to stay healthy; otherwise, they can become dangerous and will pose an aggressive tendency.
7. German Shepherds
The breed of German Shepherd is extremely smart, intelligent and powerful with a bodyweight ranging from 70 to 100 pounds. German Sherpherds are extremely intelligence, protective and loyal, that’s why these dogs are generally used by police officers around the world. Although, usually harmless in most situations, German shepherds are confident and fearless dogs that can become uncontrollable and extremely aggressive when provoked.
With fierce looking eyes Huskies a very temperamental behavior. Huskies are said to be half wolves in their genetic makeup, which makes drives them to disobey their owners and attack at times. A Husky bite can cause serious injuries and are even fatal in some cases to smaller children and elderly. These intelligent dogs are full of energy and sometimes injure others, unintentionally when in play mode, that’s why it is important to allow them to have a lot of exercise. Huskies usually weigh around 45 to 70 pounds.
Boxers were originally bred and trained to hunt wild boars. Although they weigh around 60 pounds, due to their highly muscular body they usually seem bigger and stronger than their relatively smaller size. It is strongly recommended that boxers are not engaged in aggressive games as some boxers do take their game to another level. On the other side of the coin, boxers are easily trained and can be some of the best behaving dogs, with a caring, calm and friendly nature; ironic for to be on a list of most dangerous dogs.
4. Pit Bulls
With a dangerous stare that can scare anyone, these fearless dogs are not afraid of any opponent. Pit bulls are highly sought after for dog fights and are known to maul people to death if provoked. Even with a bodyweight which ranges from 55 to 65 pounds, a Pit Bull’s extremely muscular body and a set of powerful jaws can make it one of most fearsome dogs. Pit Bulls can lock their jaws tightly around a target with a force that is hard for anyone to detach from.
Rottweilers are relatively large dogs weighing from 100 to 130 pounds and are often trained as guard dogs. Due to their highly aggressive and territorial instincts, the Rottweilers are said to be very dangerous if confronted. If they are not trained properly, they will attack people, other animals and even their masters. That’s why much like Pit Bulls they are usually walked with a muzzle guard.
2. Doberman Pinschers
The Dobermans are also widely used as guard dogs, because they are extremely loyal and protective of their owners and their territory. They are intelligent and alert dogs that have a tendency to bark at any passerby. A typical Doberman pet dog will definitely become aggressive when provoked and will attack dangerously if its family, its owner or its property is in danger. They have muscular and sleek body and weigh in about 65 to 90 pounds.
1. Presa Canario: Most Dangerous Dogs
Originally from the Canary Islands, Presa Canario dog breed, in Spanish literary means “Canary Catch Dogs”. These dangerous dogs were bred and trained as working livestock dogs and later to fight in wars. Therefore, if this breed is not trained to be obedient and calm as a poppy, it can be one of the most dangerous dogs not only to strangers but also to other dog breeds. It is also important to remember that the Presa Canario were breed for power and aggressive so it is normal for them to have a temperament that is easily provoked. These powerful, energetic and fearless dogs weigh 80 to 115 pounds.
Once we should be reminded that this article is not intended to portray dogs as naturally aggressive and dangerous animals. Unlike other animals (like dangerous sharks) most dogs are quite tolerating of humans and can be trained to be friendly animals that can co-exist with us. If you have enjoyed this list of top 10 most dangerous dogs please share it with friends on Facebook or Twitter.