Dogs are considered to be man’s best friend, but sometimes they can get a bad rap. Whether it’s from being raised in an abusive home or being homeless, there are some 6 breeds that could be more dangerous than others. Here are the 10 Most Aggressive of them!
Siberian Huskies were used to pull sleds and known for their strength, loyalty, and companionship. They are big, fluffy dogs that need a lot of exercises. Otherwise, you’ll be dealing with destroyed furniture, as well as possible aggression. While typically not dangerous to people, Huskies are dangerous to smaller animals. So if you’re thinking of combining a husky and a cat, you might want to reconsider that idea.
The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient dog breed that was used by the tribes of the Himachal Pradesh to protect livestock from wolves, bears, and leopards. This means that these dogs were ready and willing to protect their prize no matter the cost. However, if you train your Tibetan Mastiff and set clear boundaries, plus give them lots of exercises, you can reduce the chance of putting yourself in danger with this pup.
Boxers have short hair, a large frame and a strong set of jaws. Considering the fact that they came from Germany, and were bred to be good hunters, this breed is often associated with danger and violence. However, the Boxer is also one of the most popular dog breeds in the united states. While they are not known to be aggressive, they were responsible for 48 negative incidents between 1982-2012.
While we know that dogs descended from wolves, there are still breeders who are cross-breeding dogs and wolves. While it seems trendy and going back to the dogs’ original roots, it could be very dangerous. When you cross wild genetics together, you have less of a chance to be able to accurately predict the animal’s behavior. In several states, owning a Wolf Hybrid is actually illegal if you want to take the risk, look into your state laws and a good training program!
Doberman Pinschers are large dogs with little heads and strong jaws. They are incredibly loyal to their owners, but they are very dangerous to strangers and other dogs they don’t know. In fact, Pinschers used to be used as police dogs, but that practice was phased out because of how aggressive they were to strangers. They are considered to be the best dogs for guarding, as they will attack when intruders come in, or they sense their family is in danger.
There’s a reason why police departments use German Shepherds as part of their k-9 units. They are fierce, loyal, intelligent, confident, fearless, and vigilant. They are a good size dog and can weigh anywhere from 70-100 pounds. German Shepherds are known to be overprotective of their owners and families, and this is where attacks usually happen.
Admit it, you were just waiting for us to bring this pooch. Some people say that this is the most dangerous dog in the United States, but many people beg to differ, saying it’s bad owners creating bad dogs. The term “Pitbull” actually covers several breeds like the American Bulldog, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Pitbull Terrier, and so on. Many of these breeds have been used around the world for dog fighting, as well as baiting bulls.
Rottweilers are strong dogs that have a genetic instinct to protect and herd. Most of the negative stories you hear about Rottweilers have been about dogs who were raised by irresponsible owners in neglectful and abusive households. Rottweilers can be trained and they will be one of your most loyal friends. If you get attacked by a Rottweiler, the safest thing to do is be passive and hope it moves on.
The Alaskan Malamute is a relative of the Siberian Husky and can grow to weigh 100 pounds. These are dogs that have to have daily exercise to run out their energy, otherwise, they get bored and then you run into aggression issues. These dogs are also slow learners who don’t know how big they actually are. They have an endless needs for cuddles and playtime. If you’re thinking, “that’s not dangerous at all,” try having a 100-pound dog trampling all over you because it wants to play.
You might not have heard of the Caucasian Ovcharka or the Caucasian Shepherd, but these dogs are large and were bred to protect livestock. This dog is not only fiercely loyal, but they can be trained for a multitude of different purposes. They have been known to snap at people they don’t know, and they have a powerful urge to defend their territory. If you want to provide a forever home to a Caucasian Ovcharka, then it’s best to get one at a young age so you can train it, plus socialize it with other dogs.