8 Aggressive Dog Breeds You Should Not Mess With
What Are the Most Dangerous Dogs?
Dogs are some of the most adorable pets a person can have. There are very few other pets that can even come close to a dog. Not even a cat can beat a dog in being a man’s best friend. Having said that, there are certain breeds of dogs that can be quite ferocious and can make you wet your pants if you treat them wrong. Here is a list of the world’s 8 most ferocious dog breeds.
These can be quite gentle companions if you bring them up the right way, but beware—do not mess with them or you may end up in a hospital! This article covers the following 8 ferocious and dangerous dogs.
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1. Pit Bulls
If someone begins talking about ferocious dogs, pit bulls are one of the top breeds that come to mind. Of course, much hype has been created by the media and Hollywood about their ferociousness. The pit bull has its origin in the United States and weighs between 30–55 lbs. This breed is the result of interbreeding between a breed of bulldogs and terriers.
The result is a pit bull terrier that has the athleticism and strength of the bulldog and gameness of a terrier. Though the locking of their jaws has been proven a myth, it still has one of the most ferocious bites. Historically, these dogs were bred for dogfighting. Though these dogs are bred as normal pets nowadays, they are still a breed you need to watch out for.
The pit bull terrier’s genetic history is thought to genetically predispose the dog to higher levels of aggression. As an owner, however, you have the power to reduce the likelihood of having an aggressive adult pit bull through thoughtful rearing. According to PitBulls.org, the two most important things you can do for young pit bulls is “provide [them] with frequent socialization opportunities with well-behaved, well-socialized, friendly dogs” and “protect [them] in the event that another dog tries to attack [them].”
This breed of dog comes from Germany and weighs between 85–110 lbs. They have strong and powerful jaws. The breed is bred primarily for guarding purposes, and you can expect a guard dog to be more aggressive than a normal dog. Though these dogs are good-natured and obedient, they usually hate strangers and other dogs as they are highly territorial. This natural tendency makes them quite aggressive and ferocious.
As the owner of a young Rottweiler, you have the ability to help curb your dog’s aggression. Two important things steps you can take are to sign them up for obedience class and use positive reinforcement training. For a variety of methods to properly train your Rot pup, check out this article by Wag!
3. Doberman Pinschers
This is one tough, loyal, and aggressive breed of dog. (In fact, they might be one of the most loyal breeds around!) These dogs can be gentle and wonderful family pets if they are trained properly. However, if you provoke them, they can be quite aggressive and dangerous.
These intelligent and alert dogs serve well as guard dogs. No person can trespass on a property guarded by a Doberman Pinscher due to its tough and aggressive nature. These dogs can attack without a second thought if they perceive any danger to their owner or property. This is what makes them some of the world’s most ferocious dogs.
Training a Doberman Pinscher correctly isn’t as difficult as one might think. There are three primary steps to follow in proper Doberman training. Of course, early socialization, bite management, and impulse control are all huge parts of rearing a Doberman from puppyhood, so be sure to do you research and talk with qualified professionals.
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4. German Shepherds
As the name suggests, this breed comes from Germany. The German Shephard weighs between 70–100 lbs. They were originally bred as guard dogs for sheep against the attacks of wild animals such as wolves. Now, these are bred both by homeowners as well as the police.
Their reliable and obedient temper, as well as their intelligent, agile, and fearless nature, make them excellent canine units. These are probably the most popular dog among law enforcement authorities. They can be reliably deployed in airports for tasks such as sniffing out bombs, drugs, and illegal paraphernalia. They are highly active dogs and need constant physical activity.
Boerboels come from South Africa where they are bred for guarding the homestead. The word boerboel translates into “farmer’s dog” in Afrikaans. The general belief is that these dogs came from the interbreeding of certain African breeds and the breeds brought by the Dutch, British, and French settlers.
They were also used as the first line of defense against predators. These dogs are known to be calm and stable, at the same time being agile, strong, and courageous. They are also known to have strong territorial instincts, which makes them a popular choice among farmers as guard dogs.
The Boxer originated in Germany. These dogs are very strong and agile and can weigh between 50–70 lbs. Their energetic and playful behavior gives them a label of being headstrong and difficult to train. Though they are highly energetic, they are not aggressive or violent by nature. They can also appear aloof and unfriendly to strangers.
However, do not make the mistake of messing around with them, as it may land you in serious trouble. The dog may attack you anytime and anywhere, but only in certain circumstances. These dogs are often dangerous due to a lack of socializing. One must be extremely thoughtful and attentive when raising and training a Boxer.
7. Presa Canario
These dogs come from the Canary Islands. They are known to be dominant and have strong character. These were known to be bred as hunting and killing machines and were normally used in fighting rings. They can bring certain death to their prey if they attack. They require regular training and early socializing to keep them obedient.
They can be aggressive towards strangers and other dogs in some situations. If properly trained, they can be very gentle and noble to their families and can be great guard dogs.
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8. Alaskan Malamute
This breed is known to be fierce due to its strong facade and energetic body. They are usually quiet and loyal, at the same time being independent, which makes them quite hard to train. They are known to have great survival instincts. They are feared due to their capabilities and versatility of doing things beyond that of a typical dog, such as pulling a sled, herding reindeer, and serving as a watchdog. They tend to become aggressive if they are bored. Hence, they need proper care, exercise, and control to avoid aggression.
So, these are some of the world’s most ferocious dogs you can find. If properly trained and bred, they can be the best friends you can get, and if crossed, they can be quite dangerous, and you may pay dearly.
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