It’s tempting to think that our beloved furry friends are all cute, cuddly, and mostly harmless. After all, they can’t be all bad if they cuddle with us after a hard day at work, right? Well…not so fast. There have been recent studies done on the most dangerous dogs in the world. Many of those breeds made it onto this list.
Now, before you panic or get too upset about your dog being on this list it is also important to note that not every dog of these breeds will be aggressive or violent towards humans or other animals.
Not All Dangerous Dogs are Big
You might be surprised to learn that not all dangerous dogs are big. Smaller breeds can be just as likely to attack humans and other animals, especially if they’re not properly trained or socialized.
- Most small dogs love children and may feel protective of them. If you have a small dog give it plenty of opportunity to play with kids and interact with them so your pet won’t view them as a threat or danger when they grow up.
- In general, small dogs will be less aggressive than larger breeds because of their size but if they feel threatened by something – like another animal or person – then there is an increased chance that the dog will attack if it feels threatened. It’s important for owners of smaller dogs to always watch their pets’ behavior carefully so that someone doesn’t get hurt unintentionally because the owner didn’t realize how much aggression was building up inside their furry friend until it was too late!
Male dogs are more dangerous than females.
That’s because a male dog, who may be trying to protect his territory and find a mate, is more likely to attack other animals and people than females. Male dogs are also more likely to be aggressive towards other animals as well as people, making them more dangerous overall for both humans and other canines.
Other factors besides dog breed can affect dog safety.
Other factors besides dog breed can affect dog safety. Here’s what you need to know about each of these factors:
- Dog age – Puppies have a lot of energy and may bite on occasion while they’re playing. They also have baby teeth that can cause more damage than adult teeth. Adult dogs tend to be calmer and less likely to bite because they’ve matured past puppyhood.
- Dog health – If a dog has an illness or injury that makes it painful for him to move (like arthritis or hip dysplasia), he’s less likely to bite than healthy dogs who feel good about themselves.
- History – Dogs who were abused when they were younger may become aggressive later in life if they’re not treated properly by their owners or anyone else who takes care of them after their abuse was discovered; however, most abused dogs will not become aggressive unless they feel threatened again by someone who abuses them physically or verbally in any way at all.
Pit Bulls are one of the most dangerous dogs in the world. They’re exceptionally powerful, excessively aggressive and extremely loyal. Pit Bulls are also highly intelligent and make excellent guard dogs because of their heightened sense of smell. Unfortunately, these traits aren’t necessarily used for good purposes.
Pit Bulls have been known to attack people without provocation, causing serious injuries or even death. They’ve earned a reputation as being prone to vicious behavior; however, there’s no evidence that this is true for all Pit Bulls—just like any other breed there are some that are good with people and others that aren’t so great!
The Rottweiler is a large, strong dog that can weigh up to 130 pounds. They are one of the most popular breeds in the United States and are known for their loyalty and courage. Rottweilers were originally bred to herd cattle or pull carts, but they have since become popular as family pets and guard dogs due to their strength, intelligence and protective instincts.
The German Shepherd is a working breed that requires regular exercise and attention. The breed was originally created to herd sheep, but has since been trained to hunt, serve as a police canine, and fight crime. These dogs have been known to be very protective of their owners and their property, so it’s important for new owners to socialize them early on for them to be friendly with other people.
The German Shepherd is also highly intelligent; they learn quickly both from training classes as well as by simply being around people who interact with them regularly (like children). They’re easygoing until provoked—which may cause them to become aggressive when defending themselves or others—and are very loyal companions overall!
American Bulldog is a medium-sized, muscular dog with a short, smooth coat. It has an intelligent expression and an imposing appearance. The breed is often mistaken for a pitbull or bull terrier because of its similar features.
The American Bulldog is strong-willed and protective by nature, making it an excellent guard dog. However, the breed can be aggressive around other dogs if not socialized properly from puppyhood onwards. As such, you should teach your American Bulldog to socialize with other dogs from puppyhood onwards so that it does not become hostile towards other animals when it grows up.
The Bullmastiff is a large, strong and powerful dog with a massive head. It’s known for its muscular build, making it excellent as a guard dog. Despite its strength and power, the Bullmastiff is also a good family pet. However, this breed does not make for a first-time owner because of its size and temperament; apartment living can also be difficult for them due to their size.
The Siberian Husky, a popular breed of dog, was originally bred to pull sleds in sub-zero temperatures. As such, they are very intelligent and can be very stubborn. They are also active dogs that require lots of exercise or else they will end up getting into trouble. Due to their intelligence and activity level, the Siberian Husky is best suited for families with older children who have had experience with dogs before.
Boxers are a medium-sized, square-headed dog with a muscular body, a short coat and a very distinctive face. They have long legs and an athletic build. Boxers are energetic, playful and very affectionate dogs that love to be around people at all times. They will always greet you with wagging tails and licks on your face no matter what mood you’re in or even if you wake them up from their sleep!
Boxers are also known for being extremely intelligent dogs that learn quickly. This makes them easy to train which makes them great companions for families with children (as long as the kids are taught how to handle the dog correctly).
A Doberman Pinscher is a highly intelligent and loyal dog. They are not aggressive and are not dangerous. They are not aggressive towards people, other dogs or cats, or other animals in general. In fact, Dobermans have been used as service dogs for the blind for several decades now and have proved themselves to be very loving companions for their owners during this time period.
There has been some research that shows that there may be an increased risk of aggression when these dogs are bred from parents who were both aggressive themselves but it is important to note that there is no correlation between breed type and aggression in general so do not let this information sway you against choosing a Doberman Pinscher if you want one!
- It’s hard to believe, but the Alaskan Malamute is actually a descendant of dogs that were bred to pull sleds. This large, powerful and friendly dog is known for its high energy, independence and protective nature. They’re strong-willed yet capable of learning tricks. They can be good with children and other animals (including cats). Most importantly though – these dogs are excellent guard dogs! If you want protection from burglars or intruders, then an Alaskan Malamute might be the right choice for you!
The Akita is a large dog with a strong, muscular body and powerful legs. The head is rectangular in shape, with a wide skull and pronounced stop (the point where the muzzle connects to the forehead). The nose is large with wide nostrils, and the teeth meet in a scissors bite. The eyes are small but dark and triangular in shape; they should always be black or deep brown. The ears are triangular, medium sized, slightly rounded at the tips and hang down against the cheeks.
The coat of an Akita has two layers: an outer coat that is thick, coarse and stands off from the body; an undercoat that is soft close to skin coloration that varies from pure white to various shades of amber or red-brown. When well kept it forms a ruff around its neck like some breeds of Terrier dogs do; which gives it an imposing appearance when standing still or upright on its hind legs looking alert as if it were prepared for attack.
Perro de Presa Canario
Perro de Presa Canario (also known as the Canary Mastiff) is a large, strong and muscular dog with a broad head and a square muzzle. Perro de Presa Canario has an intimidating appearance to match their temperament as they are extremely loyal, devoted and protective of their owners. They make excellent guard dogs due to their large size, strength, courage and aggressiveness if needed.
In Spain many people keep this dog for protection against intruders into their property or for hunting wild boar in the mountains. It is thought that these dogs were bred originally from greyhounds crossed with other breeds in order to create hunters that could catch prey like rabbits and hares which would normally escape from greyhounds because they were too fast for them!
Gull Dong is a cross between the Doberman Pinscher and the Great Dane. A Gull Dong can weigh up to 130 pounds and stand at 30 inches tall. The dog’s coat color can be black, grey or brown with white markings. These dogs are very muscular but also friendly, loyal and protective towards their family members.
Gull Dongs make excellent guard dogs because they are watchful of their surroundings and will bark when necessary to warn people away from your property or home. They are alert dogs that don’t sleep much at night so you will always know if someone is approaching your home as these dogs will let you know immediately via barking!
The Chow Chow is a Chinese breed that has been around since the 10th century. The dog is known for its loyalty and intelligence, as it was bred to be a hunting companion. The Chow Chow has an independent nature, but it will protect its family with all of its heart. It’s great around kids and other animals, so it can make for an excellent guard dog or watch dog.
Chows are also very affectionate with their owners and enjoy physical contact with them as well as playtime in general—this makes them great family dogs!
The Cane Corso is a large and powerful dog. Its history as a hunting companion means that it’s very protective of its environment, which can make it an intimidating pet to other dogs and people. However, the Cane Corso is also known for being very intelligent, loyal and powerful—a combination of traits that makes them great guard dogs but may require extra care when raising one yourself.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large, muscular dog that has a short coat and a mane. They are known for their loyalty and intelligence. The breed comes from South Africa where they were used as hunting dogs to track lions or wild boar. Their strong tracking instincts make them great guard dogs as well, keeping watch over the family home while they’re away at work or school.
Boerboel is a dog breed that has existed for many years. The Boerboels are large, powerful and should be trained in order to know the command of their owner. They are not suited for beginners or inexperienced owners as they do not respond well to harsh treatment or harsh words.
The Boerboel is well built and strong with long legs and a deep chest which allows them to run fast without losing speed. The color of the coat can vary from yellowish brown to red-brown with black patches on it. These dogs have very thick coats that can protect them during extreme weather conditions like heat waves or cold winters when temperatures go below zero degrees Celsius (32 Fahrenheit).
It is not our intention with this article to scare you off of potentially adopting one of these breeds! They all make excellent pets, but it is important to consider their size and temperament before bringing one into your home. This list was compiled based on the findings of various surveys and studies which looked at dog bite statistics, the dogs’ popularity and availability, as well as behavioral patterns that are common among each breed.