Dogs are adorable – they just love to be with their “human” most of the time. While they are considered the “man’s best friend” by many, it’s just sad that there’s a lot of judgment when it comes to dog breeds. The Pit Bull, for example, is known to be one of the most violent dog breeds in the world and is often banned in places like Spain, the UK, and parts of the US. Whether it’s caused entirely by breed or lack of proper training, here are the 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds in the World! Before we start our list, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel by clicking the subscribe button below!
1. Wolf Dog
The Wolf Dog is the product of cross-breeding dogs and subspecies of grey wolves. Aside from its wolf-like appearance, it has an unpredictable behavioural pattern that often leads to aggression if poorly trained. They have been known to cause deaths – most commonly children, which they may view as prey. As a result, it became illegal to breed wolf dogs in some parts of the world.
2. Saint Bernard
St. Bernard is a huge dog with an average weight that goes between 140-260 pounds, and a height that reaches from 28-35 inches. If this giant dog attacks anyone, it’s going to be a terrifying scene. Fortunately, this dog breed has a passive temperament, making it easier to be trained in its early years. Without proper training, on the other hand, St. Bernard can endanger anyone with its massive size.
This overly-protective breed of dogs originally came from China, commonly referred to as the “puffy-lion dog” years ago. Without training its social skills, the Chow-Chow will most likely become aggressive, especially when dealing with strangers. While they can be housed in small apartments, they require daily physical activities to prevent them from lashing out at strangers and even their owners because of boredom.
4. Tibetan Mastiff
The Tibetan Mastiff is a primitive dog breed that was developed many years ago in Tibet. While originally used as guard dogs for livestock, most Tibetan Mastiffs nowadays can be found as family companions or show dogs. Because of their aggressive tendencies, they have been banned in many parts of China. Still, this doesn’t stop Chinese breeders from owning Tibetan Mastiffs as they continue to be a social status symbol in the country.
5. Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Malamutes are often mistaken for another dog breed – the Husky, but they have a lot of differences. Alaskan Malamutes are larger, weighing more than 80 pounds, and standing about 20-25 inches. Their passive behaviour is often tied to their role as work dogs, making them great a companion for some. On the other hand, their massive size, just like Saint Bernard’s, makes them unsafe around children and smaller pets.
Unlike the Alaskan Malamute, the Husky has a more aggressive temperament. Because of this, they require a more active lifestyle, directing their aggression to the work they do. Considered one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world, they can also be one of the most dangerous if poorly trained. With this breed having ties with the grey wolf, it’s best not to own one if you don’t have any ideas about how to train aggressive dogs.
7. Doberman Pinschers
Doberman Pinschers make great guard dogs – they are loyal, intelligent, and constantly looking out for their owners. This dog breed is responsible for 9 fatalities, mostly because of their owners being in danger. Since they are overly protective, they might pose harm to others if they are not trained properly.
The Rottweiler is a powerful breed, with well-developed guarding and herding instincts. Like the Tibetan Mastiff, it’s also an old breed that requires a lot of training and physical activities to reduce prey drives. The Rottweiler also has a passive and attentive temperament but shows aggression, like any other dog breed, if provoked. If you have this kind of dog, it’s best to start training its socialization skills at an early age.
9. German Shepherd
The German Shepherd is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, which is probably because of its deployment as a guard or police dog. With an average height of 25 inches and weighing more than 80 pounds, it has become the perfect breed to protect people and properties. While it is also considered a highly intelligent dog, it can be also aggressive if poorly trained.
10. Pit Bull
The Pit Bull is a popular breed, most commonly because of how people view them as the most violent dogs in the world. They are known to have extremely aggressive behaviour, having more than 60 fatalities attributed to them. Many states in the US have already banned the breeding of pit bulls, along with more than 40 countries around the world.