25 most dangerous dog breeds
The “danger” of a dog breed is influenced by many factors, and experts on this topic often disagree. Just calling a dog dangerous is not fair. However, in the case of some breeds, it can be said for sure that a dog of this breed will do more harm to its victim - if it decides to attack. It is on this principle that these 25 breeds are chosen.
It is important to note, however, that almost all breeds are bred in such a way as to obey their masters. So most of the incidents are due to improper training and unreasonable behavior of the owner.
1. Tosa Inu. Tosa Inu is a massive dog. Initially bred as a fighting breed, it is considered dangerous, banned in some countries.
2. American bandog. This incredibly strong dog is a cross between the American Pit Bull Terrier and the neopolitan mastiff. Despite its formidable appearance, it is not derived for the fight. Some, however, use dogs of this breed as a fighter.
3. Cane Corso. Very muscular dog. It is considered a descendant of ancient Roman fighting dogs, which were used as etching gladiator dogs.
4. Bull Terrier. The dog is famous for its large egg-shaped head and incredible strength.The breed is not particularly aggressive, but it has a strongly developed hunting instinct, therefore it is dangerous for smaller animals than it.
5. Rhodesian Ridgeback. South African breed. It is believed that he can drive away lions from prey while the owner hunts. Dogs of this breed are loyal and intelligent, but they do not really like strangers. They require reasonable positive training and the absence of hard treatment in order not to develop the aggressive side of the breed.
6. Dogo Argentino. Large white muscular dog, bred in Argentina for hunting, in particular for wild boars and puma. When breeding aggressiveness towards people was not set. However, for example, in the UK, keeping dogs of this breed is prohibited.
7. Boerboel. Large mastiff, bred in South Africa in order to protect the house or farm. Dogs of this breed are very faithful and are considered good guards.
8. Gul-dong, or Pakistani bulldog. Very strong dog, the breed is bred as fighting. Aggressive and difficult to control.
9. Basenji, or African not barking dog. Beagle breed from Central Africa. It ranks second in the list of breeds that are difficult to train.
10. St. Bernard.Breed from the Swiss and Italian Alps. Originally a rescue dog. However, like dogs of any other large breed, they must be taught from childhood to sociability with strangers and other dogs in order to prevent possible aggressive behavior.
11. American Bulldog. Heavy muscular dog. Known for their friendly demeanor, they can be incredibly stubborn. Bred as a breed for the protection of farms.
12. Great Dane. Known for its incredible size. The dog of this breed has a record of growth - 1.1 meters. Bred in Germany for hunting wild boar and deer.
13. Brazilian Fila, also known as Brazilian Mastiff. Aggressive and impulsive dog. Due to its size, temperament and potential aggressiveness, the breed is prohibited in many countries.
14. Canary Great Dane. Large shepherd's dog. Needs a good training. In some situations, dogs of this breed may be aggressive to other dogs and suspicious of strangers.
15. Akita Inu. Large spitz, bred in the mountainous regions of Japan. Strong and independent dog. True to the owners, but suspicious towards strangers.
16. Boxer.By nature, dogs of this breed are not very aggressive, but they are on the list of the most dangerous breeds due to the number of unpleasant incidents with their participation from 1982 to 2012. Breed bred in Germany. They are considered very energetic and self-willed.
17. Wolfcat, wolf hybrid. The result of crossing a gray wolf and a dog, which explains the unpredictable behavior.
18. Chow Chow. The breed was bred in China. Despite the seeming friendliness, dogs of this breed require very good training. Can be very aggressive, protecting the host. From 1979 to 1998, 238 deaths were reported. Need daily physical activity.
19. Doberman. This breed is famous for its loyalty and intelligence. It is considered the best guard dog - it attacks only if it is provoked or the owner and his property are in danger. The breed was bred in Germany by Karl Friedrich Louis Doberman. They can show aggression against strangers and other dogs, but cases of aggression against owners are extremely rare. Aggression, coupled with the size and strength make the Dobermans potentially dangerous.
20. Huskies. Northern breed bred for a sleigh ride.Because of the strong hunting instinct, they can be dangerous for smaller animals. Known for their destructive habits - in the case when they are bored.
21. Alaskan Malamute. Breed related to the Siberian Husky. Such a dog needs daily exercises, otherwise it begins to languish, as well as show signs of aggression and disobedience. At times it is difficult to train and bad as guard dogs.
22. Rottweiler. Strong breed with well-developed herding and guarding instincts. As with dogs of other breeds, the danger of the Rottweiler is often explained by the irresponsibility of the owner, cruel treatment, lack of training and socialization. Rottweiler strength should not be underestimated.
23. German Shepherd. Intelligent, confident, alert and fearless dog. The breed is used by the police. May be overly zealous in protecting the hosts and their territory. With the wrong education, the German Shepherd Dog can start attacking people.
24. Pitbull. The term "pit bull" can mean the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier and the American Bulldog.Initially, the breed was bred for bull and bear, but was also used in dog fights. In America, it is considered the most dangerous dog.
25. Caucasian Shepherd Dog. Bred to protect the herd. The typical Caucasian Shepherd is assertive, stubborn and fearless. In the case of bad upbringing and poor training, dogs of this breed may show uncontrollability - not to accept people who are not familiar with it.