8 Aggressive Dog Breeds You Should Not Mess With
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 which can be quite ferocious and can make you wet your pants if you treat them wrong. Here is a list of 8 world's 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.
1. Pit Bulls
Talk about ferocious dogs and 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 bulls have their origins in the United States and weigh 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. Most times these dogs were bred for dog fighting. Though these dogs are bred as normal pets nowadays, they are still a breed you need to watch out for.
This breed of dogs comes from Germany and weigh 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 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 nature makes them quite aggressive and ferocious.
3. Doberman Pinschers
This is one tough, loyal and aggressive breed of dogs. 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 a property guarded by a doberman pinscher due to its tough and aggressive nature. These dogs can attack without second thoughts if they perceive any danger to their owner or property. This is what makes them some of the world's most ferocious dogs.
4. German Shepherds
As the name suggests, this breed comes from Germany. A dog weighs an average 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 home owners as well as the police. Their reliable and obedient temper as well as intelligent, agile and fearless nature make them excellent canine units. These are probably the most popular dogs among the law enforcement authorities. The 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 the 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 the 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. One of the reasons that makes the dog dangerous is lack of socializing. One must be extremely cautious when breeding 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 being great guard dogs.
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.
- This article comes as a mixture of my opinion, my research based on some of the people who have shared their experiences with me and my own personal experience. A fierce dog doesn't necessarily a bad dog.
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Questions & Answers
Why do you think a pit bull is ferocious? A chihuahua, for example, is much more aggressive.
There are barking dogs and there are dogs that can send you to a hospital for a long time. That is the difference between a chihuahua and a pit bull.Helpful 46
I live on the main floor of a house, and my place faces the backyard. My landlord lives above me and is getting a Rottweiler puppy for their three young sons. I'm afraid it will attack me or my cat. Is this likely?
Not necessarily. It really depends on how your landlord will train the puppy. If he trains it to be a well-behaved dog, then it shouldn't be of concern. Also, keep in mind that dogs instinctually (with some exceptions) bark at cats. So, I don't think you should be concerned.Helpful 46
What about pit bulls? They aren’t aggressive but only if they are bred that way?
True. And that means that they can get aggressive, right?Helpful 27
Do you recognize that writing biased, one sided opinion papers on the internet breeds unnecessary fear?
I do not believe that the article is either biased or opinionated in any way. Just ask for a moment when someone asked you, which is the dog you fear the most and you gave out a name. Does it make it a biased opinion? Or is it just your viewpoint? What I have done here is publish my viewpoint. You are much welcome to agree or disagree with it. And most of the dog breeds I have mentioned here - I either had a personal experience with them or it is through my observation.Helpful 24
Do you think all of the eight most ferocious dog breeds are dangerous?
The answer to that is very simple: Any plant, human or animal grows according to its environment. Having said that, a lion will eat meat and not grass. A cow will eat grass and not meat. Every animal has a natural instinct; you cannot beat that. You may love your Doberman, but if someone other than you enters its territory, it can become ferocious.Helpful 64