Most Dangerous Dog Breeds in the World

As you may already know, some dog breeds are more dangerous and aggressive than other breeds. In this article, we are going to explore the most dangerous dog breeds in the world. You may be surprised which breeds made the list.

Each year there are a number of fatalities due to dog attacks, and this list of the most dangerous dog breeds is here to help educate you if you are in the market for a new dog. With a good amount of training, your dog can overcome aggression and be a sweet loving animal.

1. Pitbull Terrier

Pitbull TerrierThe Pitbull dog breed is the most dangerous dog breed on our list. Many people will argue with this, but the numbers don’t lie. Each year Pitbull’s contribute to the number of dog related fatalities.

Pitbull’s do get a very bad reputation because most can be very sweet and loving family dogs. It’s the bad dog owners that make the dog aggressive. There are many people that even use this breed for dog fighting and other bad things that they shouldn’t be doing with their dog.

The Pitbull is the not the biggest dog on this list, but even though they are smaller, they are still very powerful. They have a very muscular body build, which makes them very strong. The Pitbull is known to have lock jaws, which means that when they bite someone or an animal, the dog will not let go. You may have to pry your dog’s mouth off of the victim, and it will be difficult.

Make sure when you buy a Pitbull or a mixed Pitbull that you start training. This will teach your dog how to obey you and listen. As well it might make your dog less aggressive. Give your dog lots of love and attention to make your dog less aggressive.

2. Rottweiler

RottweilerThe Rottweiler has some of the most fatal dog attacks each year. This breed is not to be messed with. The Rottweiler is a very stubborn, independent dog that likes to keep to itself.

The temperament of a Rottweiler can be aggressive as well as destructive. If left alone for long periods of time, the breed can get bored and start to destroy things inside the home. This breed can also get aggressive with people and other animals.

This breed has been used as a guard dog because of its extreme fierceness. This breed is quite popular, so breeders charge quite a lot for puppies.

Of course, there are many dogs in this breed that I am sure are sweet and loving, but since the data of deaths caused by dogs shows that Rottweilers contributes to this number each year and that is why it is on the most dangerous dogs list.

3. German Shepherd

German ShepherdYou may be thinking wait a minute a German Shepherd is dangerous? Yes, this breed actually is, and I’ll tell you the reasons why. As you know, many German Shepherds work in the k9 unit with police owners. This breed is trained to fight, protect, and take down bad guys.

Even other German Shepherds that live with families have that instinct of wanting to protect their owner at all cost. This is what can make them dangerous.

While this breed is a popular family dog, keep in mind if not properly trained, they can harm other people, dogs, or even young children.

Just make sure that if this is the dog breed for you that you do everything you can to give it the proper training to ensure it won’t act out aggressively.

Each year this breed contributes to a percentage of fatal attacks, and that is why it has been added to the most dangerous dog breed list.

4. Bullmastiff

BullmastiffAs you know from the name, the Bullmastiff is a massive dog. This breed comes from the large dog breed category and can weight anywhere from 115-145 pounds in weight. A dog this big can surely do some damage if it is charging at you.

The Bullmastiff is known for its guard dog capabilities. This breed works on farm protecting the land, livestock, animals, and much more. This breed will also protect its owners no matter what, and that is where their aggressive tendencies come in.

If the farm, home, family, etc. feels threatened, this breed can get aggressive. They may attack strangers and wild animals if they do not know who they are. So, if this is an issue, you should begin training your Mastiff.

Also, they can be very territorial to other same-sex dogs. They want to be the alpha dog, so keep this in mind if you have other dogs of the same sex. For these reasons, this breed has been put on the most dangerous dog breeds list.

Again because of this breed size, it can potentially do some serious damage if it attacks you.

5. Wolfdog Hybrid

Husky WolfdogMany people have tamed wild wolves and bred them with the dogs we have today to create a wolf hybrid. When you create a wolf hybrid like this, you won’t really know what type of traits your dog will have.

The wolf dog is a very intelligent dog. This breed is not only strong physically but also strong-willed. This breed is going to do things their way, and they will show you that they are dominant. To show your dog who’s boss, you will need to become the alpha by extensive training with your wolf dog.

This breed will have strong predatory instincts, so you will want to be careful around other animals such as dogs, cats, and other small creatures. You should also always watch young children around this type of dog to reduce accidents and even fatalities.

Many states have even banned people from owning dog wolf crossbreeds because of this breed’s wild nature. Many people try to pass off their wolf hybrid as a different breed because they don’t want their dog to be taken away.

Just remember that any dog can be a loving dog; it is all how you handle training. Make sure you give your dog plenty of love and attention. As well you should also give your dog great socialization.

6. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman PinscherThe Doberman is a large dog breed they can easily knock over an adult or a child. Many people think that this breed is mean just by the big look of the dog. Big dogs can sure be intimidating.

The Doberman Pinscher needs a lot of training. When owners fail to train this breed, the breed can have an aggressive nature. You should start training as a puppy and continue into your dog’s adulthood.

The Doberman is also one of the fastest dogs in the world because the creator of this breed needs a fast dog to chase down highway robbers. The creator of this breed also needed a guard dog to protect him when collecting taxes.

It is in this breeds nature to be hostile and aggressive towards strangers. So, to keep this from happening, make sure you train your dog very well. Also, try to keep small children away from big dogs unless you are supervising.

7. Tosa Inu

Tosa InuYou may not know this, but the Tosa Inu is known as a fighting dog. In other countries of the world, people use this breed to fight other breeds in dog fights.

They are loyal dogs, so they will protect their owner from danger. Since they have such a strong, aggressive nature, they have actually been banned in many countries.

This dog breed isn’t very common in the United States, but you will find them in Japan. Even Japan has limited the amount of Tosa Inu’s that can be bred each year.

Just make sure if you are interested in this dog that you get it into some sort of obedience school and train your dog well. This is a huge dog weighing at 150-200 pounds so you can imagine if that big of dog is attacking you that it is going to hurt.

8. Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan MalamuteWhen you see pictures or the Alaskan Malamute in real life, you will see that this breed looks very similar to the Siberian Husky as well as the Alaskan Husky. Again, this type of dog is on this list due to the high amount of energy it has just like the Siberian Husky.

With all the energy this dog breed has, it can get into trouble. Behavior issues can arise from your dog because of this. If you are neglecting or ignoring your dog, that is when this behavior can start leading to aggression, and that is why this breed is on the list.

Most people will tell you that this breed is fantastic and so loving, and that is completely true! Just make sure if you are interested in this breed that you are showing your dog a lot of affection as well as attention.

This breed loves to get outside and get a lot of exercise. Try to make sure you are getting all of your dogs’ energy out by playing outside with your dog.

This breed can weigh over 100 pounds in weight, so keep that in mind that if this breed wanted to get aggressive with you, strangers, or even children. With such a big dog, if they were to pounce on you or charge at you, they could do some serious damage.

9. Boxer

BoxerBoxers are on our list because they are quite known to be aggressive dogs. They usually show aggression towards other dogs instead of people. The Boxer is a natural hunting working type dog, so it is in their nature to act this way.

Yes, there are many Boxers out there that are friendly, loving, and all-around good dogs. I am only saying that there are exceptions when it comes to this breed. They can get aggressive towards other dogs to show off their dominance.

Also, small children can be rough, and this type of dog breed can play a little rough, and your child might get hurt.

Make sure if you do decide to go with a Boxer for a dog that you spend a lot of time training your dog to practice good behavior habits. This is one of those dog breeds that will need a lot of training.

10. Siberian Husky

Siberian HuskyMany people believe that the Siberian Husky is a gentle, sweet breed, and while this can be true, they can also be quite dangerous. If you make a strong bond with your Husky, they will be loyal to you forever.

However, this breed has a very high energy level, meaning that if they do not use all that energy, they can start getting into trouble and more destructive and even aggressive behavior. This can result in a number of things, such as damage to belongings or even rough play with children or other animals.

Most of the incidents that have been reported have either involved young children or other animals. So, if you have younger children that want to play but can be rough with dogs, then I suggest getting a different dog breed.

The Siberian Husky can get very territorial around other dogs, and that is where some of the aggression will come in. So just keep that in mind if you own a Siberian Husky or not.


Do you agree with the reasoning behind why these certain breeds are on the most dangerous dog breed list? Let us know what you think. If you do own one of these breeds above, just know that you can take action and give your dog training that way, they don’t exhibit these traits.

As long as you are giving your dog love and attention, they should be fine. It’s the owners that don’t take the time or love for their dogs that exhibit such dangerous behavior.

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