Dogs are a man’s best friends. And rightfully so. They are animals capable of companionship, loyalty, and guidance. The internet is full of adorable dog videos and memes that it is almost impossible to think that these furry friends can bite someone’s limbs off.
But it happens. Even then, it is not that all dogs bark and attack at the first sight of outstretched hands. So let us look at the 5 most dangerous dog breeds in the world, since, as it’s said, forewarned is forearmed.
Most Dangerous Dog Breeds in the world
1. American Pit Bull Terrier
The American pit bull terrier or just the Pit Bull Terrier is an incredibly combative breed that is capable of killing almost any enemy. It is indeed suicidal to raise this dog incorrectly- both for owners as well as strangers.
The Pit Bull Terrier is such a dangerous breed that while it is a popular breed in America, it is on the list of prohibited dog breeds in most European countries. It is one of the rare breeds whose international standard regards human aggression as a disqualifying characteristic. This means that the specimen of these breeds that display aggression to humans instead towards other animals are excluded from breeding and they aren’t allowed to compete in dog shows and canine sports. This makes the pitbull terrier one of the most dangerous dog breeds in the world.
Rottweilers, record holders for the highest jaw pressure(among dogs) of 328 pounds are rightfully considered to be one of the most dangerous breeds. This breed is incredibly devoted and obedient to its owner and is also a great guardian. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do much when attacked by a rottweiler, except by being passive because that’s your only option to stay alive. The primary reason for such aggressive behavior is that Rottweilers (especially males) cannot distinguish between real aggressive actions and playful aggression so they can bite a strange grown-up or child even if he just wants to joke and play rather than to plan to cause serious harm. The bite pressure ensures that it is not a joke for the person being attacked.
3. German Shepherd
German Shepherd is undoubtedly one of the most intelligent breeds. This is exactly why it’s trained to search and catch criminals. However, if the offender continues to resist or if the dog isn’t stopped on time the law enforcing German Shepherd will turn into a cruel killer.
The extent of their danger can be gauged by the fact that even puppies used by the police force undergo obedience training After that they get trained in their speciality, be it patrolling or, learning to run a scent etc.
However, if trained properly to interact in a social environment, a German shepherd will likely grow into the calm and fairly sociable dog that will eagerly interact with the friends of its masters both at home and on the street
4. German Boxer
Ancestors of German Boxers are known to have fought bears. While this trait has significantly mellowed down and the modern day German boxer or boxer is nowhere as aggressive, there have been many negative incidents involving this breed. Even after having a seemingly playful and energetic personality, their headstrong characteristics makes them dangerous in a way. Either way, you are better off by treating both this dog as well as its master politely.
Dobermans are known for their alertness, loyalty, and intelligence. They only attack if they are provoked or sense that their family and their property is in danger. Dobermans are considered to be one of the best guard dogs. They also exhibit aggressive behavior directed to strangers and other dogs, though owner-directed aggression is low. Their aggression due to their size and strength can also make them potentially dangerous. On the one hand, Dobermans are friendly. They begin to display their natural aggression if the master is in even a slight trouble. They can weigh as much as 40 kgs.
So that was it about dangerous dog breeds. Most dogs, if raised well with proper training and conditioning turn out to be wonderful pets. But some of them have an innate aggression that makes them more susceptible to attack humans and other animals.
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