Top 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

A dog is a man’s best friend but can also be his worst nightmare. There are several dog breeds, some so docile and friendly while others are deadly weapons that must be avoided at all costs. In the United States alone, as many as 670 hospitalizations and 21,000 health care visits are made every year because of dog bites. It is imperative that you are made aware of the most dangerous dog breeds in existence. One thing you need to note is the fact that even apparently friendly dogs can, in some situations, bite with deadly consequences. Here is a list of the top 10 most dangerous dog breeds the world has to offer based on injuries and fatalities.

Chihuahua

One of the smallest but also one of the more vicious towards non-pack members. They are known to be a ball of nerves and anger, not a good fit for children or babies. They obsess towards their owners and what ever else comes to their mind.

10. Dalmatian

Dalmatian
Dalmatian

Soon after their appearance in the 1961 film and later in it 1996 remake so named, Dalmatian dogs became so popular that people decided to bring them home to please their children. This spotted dog breed is friendly but highly dangerous when provoked. There are many reports of Dalmatian dogs bites, some fatal. Most of the victims are children, who by their nature of play and destructiveness can easily provoke the dog leading to bites.

9. Great Dane (German Mastiff)

Dog-Breeds
Dog-Breeds

Great Dane is another spotted dog breed that is friendly but can be dangerous if provoked. With at least 7 reported fatalities attributed to it, some would argue that this dog breed should not be included in the list of top 10 most dangerous dog breeds. However, there are so many unreported cases of serious and potentially lethal dog bites associated with the Great Dane. It would be safe to avoid this breed. Dogs in this breed are very large (some adults measuring 30 inches or 76 cms) and therefore obviously threat to children.

8. Presa Canario

Presa-Canario
Presa-Canario

Another dog breed that warrants being included in the topmost deadly dog breeds in the word is Presa Canario. History suggests that this dog was initially bred for guarding cattle; however, people started domesticating them as pets. These dogs are utterly fearless, very strong and powerful and have the ability to stop a man no matter how big. They generally look threatening but only attack for self-defense.

7. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman-Pinscher
Doberman-Pinscher

Doberman is known to be one of the most aggressive dog breeds the world has ever witnessed. Historically they were bred and domesticated as guard dogs for the protection of their masters. These dogs can be trained because they are highly intelligent and remain loyal and very friendly to their masters. However, they can be so aggressive and furious if they perceive you are a threat to their master. In this case, they are unstoppable and can definitely kill.

6. Chow-Chows

Chow-Chows
Chow-Chows

Attractive, lovable and loyal, the chow-chows appear very subtle and harmless. These dogs really love their masters and are dedicated to their safety. They compensate their small size and the fact that they have very little or no peripheral vision with aggression and fury and can attack anyone that seems to be a threat to them or their master. A furious chow-chow will pounce on you when you least expects it and deliver a potentially fatal bite.

5. Alaskan Malamutes

Alaskan-Malamutes
Alaskan-Malamutes

If you meet this dog, you will easily confuse it for a wolf because it closely resembles it to the point of being regarded as a cousin. Alaskan malamutes are among the strongest and the most resilient of all the dog breeds and they are mainly used for transportation in places where the common methods of transport are not feasible. They are quite large weighing 34 kilograms (85 pounds) and measuring 62 cm or 25 inches standing. Wit this size and power, the malamutes are very dangerous to children and small animals.

4. Wolf-Dog Hybrid

Wolf-Dog-Hybrid
Wolf-Dog-Hybrid

This is a cross breed of a dog and a wolf. The dogs retain their reputation of being some of the most effective and aggressive hunters which their inherited from their ancestors. When properly domesticated, these dogs can be very loyal and dedicated to their masters but they still behave like wolves. This is the source of their danger and has been associated with several deaths.

3. German Shepherd

German-Shepherd
German-Shepherd

German shepherd warrants being listed number three in the list of top 10 most dangerous dog breed. It one of the most common dog breeds in the world and they are seen many times in action. They are highly skilled, intelligent and aggressive making them the best breed to use as police dogs and guards. These attributes also make the very dangerous and have no problem attacking anyone they see as threat to them and their masters.

2. Rottweiler

Rottweiler
Rottweiler

Rottweiler is one of the oldest dog breeds ever known to man. They are so aggressive because they maintain their hunting skills even after years of domestication. They are usually quiet, passive and attentive but they may outburst and endanger the life of those it meets especially if provoked. They are also large and heavy (can weigh up to 50 Kilograms) making then very dangerous for children.

1. Pit Bull

Pit-Bull
Pit-Bull

The American Pit Bull is, without a doubt number one in the list of top 10 most dangerous dog breeds ever to be domesticated by man. These dogs are highly aggressive, easily provoked and ready to attack. They have been blamed for most deaths in the United States and many states have banned its domestication as pets.

 

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  • carly mccormack

    Putting the pitbull on the this list AT ALL is not only ignorant but blatantly WRONG. Do some more research before you post something this horribly wrong. The American Temperament Test Society does annual testing to determine a breeds general temperatment, and the American and Staffordshire Pitbull Terriers rated an 88.8%, which beat out, among other breeds, the Golden Retreiver who scored an 84.2%. Pitbulls are NOT dangerous or aggressive by nature. PEOPLE train them to be that way. If you’d actually like to learn something about the breed, check out pitbullparents.wordpress.com or brewcitybullies.org or a dozen other websites dedicated to debunking the myths created on webpages like this.

    • Rachel

      You really are the one who is very wrong! Please educate yourself before you post! Look up how many people are killed by pitbulls each year!! Now see how many people have been killed by Golden Retrievers? Ok these are just facts and cannot be disputed so ???

      • carly mccormack

        Rachel,
        I’m sorry to tell you, but I’m extremely knowledgeable about the breed you call Pitbull. Besides owning a Staffordshire Pitbull Terrier, I’ve spent the last several years digging into the truth about this breed. I was once like you, convinced I was right because of the horror stories the media loves to splash all over the television and news reports. Those “facts” as you call them, can actually be disputed with intelligence, and with more than just a “because I believe this to be true” mentality. No doubt there has been an abuse of this breed by MAN. These dogs are not born “ready to kill”, they’re trained to behave this way by the sick people who exploit them. Instead of blindly following what the mainstream media, and other ignorant sources, convinces our society to believe, an intelligent person learns to question. And by the way, ANY breed of dog, including Golden Retrievers, can be trained, by man, to attack and kill. Thank goodness the horrible people who have taken breeds like Pitbulls trained them to be aggressive haven’t turned to family favorite breeds, because then no dog would be safe from our sensationalist media.

  • Bella Burr

    You’re an idiot. These are not the more aggressive breeds of dogs. You should have gotten some facts or something before you made this list. It’s cool though. Researching something before you make an article is hard.