10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds That You Should Be Wary Of

When we say ‘dogs’, what comes to your mind? May be the cuteness of pugs or the loyalty of Labradors. Nevertheless, there is a completely different side to these canines: the violent, fierce, and aggressive side.

And, we are going to run you through the 10 most dangerous dog breeds that you should be wary of. There is no single reason for why some breeds are more hostile than others. Some say it all comes down to adequate training and domestication while others argue some breeds are inherently more aggressive and provocative than others. Why don’t you check out the list of most dangerous dog breeds feature is in this rather scary list of angry-minded canines.

10. Boxer Dog Breed

Boxer Dog Breed
  • Origin: Germany
  • Height: Male: 57–63 cm, Female: 53–60 cm
  • Weight: Male: 27–32 kg, Female: 25–29 kg
  • Life span: 10 – 12 years

Surprised? Well, at least we were! Boxers are known to be more playful than fierce. However, this breed descends from a breed of hunting dogs in Germany and can weigh up to 70 pounds. During the first world war, boxers were used as ‘safeguarding’ dogs trained to attack more than defend owing to their sturdy jaws and brutal bites.

Our advice: just don’t mess around with boxers!

9. Great Dane Dog Breed

Great Dane Dog Breed
  • Origin: Germany
  • Height: Male: 76–86 cm, Female: 71–81 cm
  • Weight: Male: 54–90 kg, Female: 45–59 kg
  • Life span: 6 – 8 years

Wouldn’t you tremble with fear if an imposing beast weighing almost 190 pounds and standing 2.8-feet tall approached you? Well, we surely would. The beast we are talking about is the Great Dane. Giant and brawny, Danes can be brutal and unforgiving if not properly trained and cared for. With proper conditioning, Great Danes can also be the most gentle and caring.

8. Malamute Dog Breed

Alaskan Malamute Dog Breed
  • Origin: United States of America
  • Height: Female: 56–61 cm, Male: 61–66 cm
  • Weight: Female: 32–38 kg, Male: 36–43 kg
  • Life span: 10 – 12 years

Regarded as one of the most aggressive dog breeds in the sub-zero terrain are the Malamutes. These dogs are native breeds of Alaska and are predominantly used as sled dogs. Boy, they can gain up to 100 pounds and are perfect for pulling snow carts and skijoring. Malamutes are known to be extremely difficult to train and control; they exhibit tendencies to prey on smaller animals.

7. Wolf Hybrid Dog Breed

Wolf Hybrid-world's-deadliest-dog-breeds
Wolf Hybrid Dog Breed
  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Height: Male: 66–83 cm, Female: 63–81 cm
  • Weight: Male: 27–32 kg, Female: 25–29 kg
  • Life span: 12 – 14 years

What happens when well-natured domesticated dogs are directly cross-bred with aggressive-natured wolves? Well, we get Wolf Hybrids. These dogs can be highly reckless and extremely unpredictable when it comes to coping with other animals and unacquainted humans. No wonder why they are illegal to own in many places around the world!

6. Husky Dog Breed

Siberian Husky Dog Breed
  • Origin: Siberia
  • Height: Female: 50–56 cm, Male: 54–60 cm
  • Weight: Female: 16–23 kg, Male: 20–27 kg
  • Life span: 12 – 15 years

Like the Malamutes, the Siberian Huskies are primarily sled dogs that are known to have a killer combination of brutal strength, lightning speed, and extreme endurance. The Huskies are rarely, if so, seen as family dogs; they are primarily trained for transport and adventurous activities. That explains why they don’t get along with others, socially speaking.

5. Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed

Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed
  • Origin: Germany
  • Height: Male: 66–72 cm, Female: 61–68 cm
  • Weight: Male: 34–45 kg, Female: 27–41 kg
  • Life span: 10 – 13 years

A killer combination of giant size and brutal strength makes Doberman Pinschers one of the most dangerous dog breeds out there. No surprises then when we found out they were policemen’s loyal comrades and still are in many places. They are simply unforgiving towards strangers and strange occurrences; not so much towards their owners and acquaintances.

4. German Shepherd Dog Breed

German Shepherd Dog Breed
  • Origin: Germany
  • Height: Male: 60–65 cm, Female: 55–60 cm
  • Weight: Male: 30–40 kg, Female: 22–32 kg
  • Life span: 9 – 13 years

German Shepherds are most common breed used by policemen and task forces worldwide. These dogs can easily grow up to 100 pounds in weight and are known for their acute sense of smell, intelligence, flesh-deep bites, and attack-mindedness. If trained properly, These dogs can prove to be extremely protective but they do tend to exhibit dangerous preying nature.

3. Rottweiler

Rottweiler Dog Breed
  • Origin: Germany
  • Height: Female: 56–63 cm, Male: 61–69 cm
  • Weight: Female: 35–48 kg, Male: 50–60 kg
  • Life span: 8 – 10 years

What makes Rottweilers dangerous? Two things, we would say: brute muscle strength and biting power. These dogs are known for their ability to safeguard their territory and herd; they tend to become aggressive due to lack of conditioning and improper training. With a biting power of nearly 1400 newtons, you better be careful of Rottweilers, folks!

2. Caucasian Shepherd Dog Breed

Caucasian Shepherd Dog Breed
  • Origin: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Soviet Union, Circassia
  • Height: Female: 67 – 70 cm (Adult)
  • Weight: Male: 50 – 90 kg (Adult)
  • Life span: 10 – 11 years

The Caucasian Shepherd are primarily bred and trained to protect cattle and small plantations. No wonder why these dogs exhibit a dominant nature and are extremely fearless beasts. Since they have protective instincts ingrained, they can, at times, become difficult to control and predict leading to fierce attacks especially on unfamiliar people.

1. Pit Bull Dog Breed

PitBull Dog Breed
  • Origin:  United States, United Kingdom
  • Height: 50 cm (Adult)
  • Weight: Male: 16 – 30 kg, Female: 14 – 27 kg
  • Lifespan: 8 – 15 years

At the very top of the top 10 most dangerous dogs’ list stands the Pit Bull. Banned in many regions across the world, this breed is popular for the wrong reason: for most numbers of unprovoked attacks on children. If that’s not scary, we don’t know what is! Pit Bulls include many sub-breeds, such as the American Bulldog, the Staffordshire bull terrier, and the American Staffordshire terrier; these canines need extensive training to prevent unpredictable aggression.

Written by Editorial Team

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