Dogs are true friends, good helpers and reliable protectors for people. However, one shouldn’t forget that this animal is the closest relative of the wolf, so its instincts are on the subconscious level. Even with regular training, some dog breeds behave aggressively, endangering strangers and even their owners.
Which animals should we beware of, and which dogs must be steered clear of? Let’s talk about it.
Joy-pup editorial team found the courage and made a list of the most ferocious and dangerous dogs in the world. Have a look at the selection of the most aggressive dog breeds and let everything be fine with you!
1. American Pit Bull Terrier
We won’t drag it out but immediately begin to talk about the scariest dogs. Pitbull is a fight dog that has been banned from breeding for some time in the United States and other countries. Pit bulls are pretty big dogs. The length of the adult body reaches 53 cm and their weight can be 30 kg.
This dog is strong-willed, clever and fearless. However, unfortunately, a large number of pit bull attacks on a human was registered all over the world. In the United States alone, over the past 20 years, 66 people have died from aggression and pit bull bites. That is why the American Pit Bull Terrier crowds the top of the list as the most dangerous dog in the world.
It is worth noting that kind treatment and regular training can turn this strong and beautiful animal into a faithful friend and reliable protector.
2. Lottatore Brindisino
Crossbreeds of dogs are considered to be the most aggressive and angry. At least that’s what dog experts say. Representatives of the Italian Mafia created the Lottatore Brindisino by crossing the Pitbull, Rottweiler and Neapolitan Mastiff. The main goal of this experiment was to train a real killer dog.
It sounds cruel, however, the “explosive cocktail” that was formed in the blood of this dog should make the future owners think twice before getting such a pet. Brindisino isn’t suitable for an apartment or a private house. This dog should be kept only in the crate and taught to follow clear orders. This is a rather rare breed, so the chances to meet it are minimal.
Let’s come over to service dogs. The third place of our dangerous top wins the Rottweiler. This large dog is often used by the border guard or the police. She is also used as a guard at industrial facilities or is kept as a watchman in private homes. This breed was created in Germany and was used to protect and drive animals. But its ancestors were taught to attack bulls, lions and even elephants at one time.
Due to its size (height up to 69 cm, weight up to 60 kg) and quick-tempered character, the dog became one of the most dangerous breeds in the world, particularly, Europe. The Rottweiler is very attached to the owner and to the territory belonging to him, so this dog, with a decent breeding, will be a loyal defender and reliable friend of your family.
4. The German Shepherd
This breed has got developed intelligence together with strong-willed character. The German Shepherd is often used in the service of the internal affairs bodies or is involved in search operations. This dog is reliable, faithful, able to follow various orders. However, a lot of effort needs to be put into breeding and socializing the German Shepherd. Therefore, if mistreated, this dog may show aggression and cruelty to other animals and people.
5. Dobermann Pinscher
Noble, beautiful and… dangerous. Doberman is very energetic, spikey and attentive. This dog owes its birth to Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, who tried to crossbreed Old German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Beauceron, Weimaraner and some hunting breeds.
This is a universal service dog with an excellent sense of smell, which is very suspicious of strangers. That is why the dog is the happy medium of our rating. Compared to his relatives who lived 50 years ago, the modern Doberman is a rather restrained and obedient dog. However, for effective education, you have to provoke interest and earn the trust of this breed.
6. Siberian Husky
Husky is one of the oldest dog breeds and one of the closest to the wolf. If you look at the photos of this cute and funny animal, it is simply impossible to keep from smiling. However, besides an attractive appearance and wild strength, this dog has an independent, even rebellious character.
It’s useful to remember that husky is both sledge and hound dog. Therefore, it’s very active, and can show strength and aggression, if you don’t give her the opportunity to move a lot. Husky doesn’t have the instinct for protecting the owner. While breeding husky one should take a chief position and then it will listen to orders and obey.
7. Turkmen Alabai
The descendant of the Tibetan Mastiff, the Turkmen Alabai, is considered to be a perfect watchdog. Like Siberian Husky, Alabai is one of the oldest breeds. Its history goes back 4 thousand years. The dog was enticed into protecting livestock from attacks of wild animals, so the Alabai is also called the wolfhound.
Today, these large animals are reliable defenders of the house and household. If someone makes an Alabai angry, it will turn into a fierce beast that stops at nothing. The dog will protect his owner to the last and won’t let suspicious outsiders into the territory entrusted to it. When breeding such a dog, the owner’s tough leadership position should dominate, so that the Alabai will realize its place in the house.
8. Bull Terrier
This dog is the result of many years of experiments and crosses of different breeds. He is smart, strong and hardy. There are legends about the courage of the bull, as well as about its insensitivity to pain. The bull terrier has a strong temperament, a sharp, stubborn character and propensity for unprovoked attacks.
Since bulls are quite playful and comical, at a young age, these dogs can be spoiled by soft and irresponsible owners. When such a dog grows up, it becomes capable of cruel behaviour and anger towards people and other animals.
Interesting to know
- A bull terrier named Villa, during the period of his service in the police, saved 32 people and 29 dogs, three horses and one cat.
- And another dog named Deby, at one time defended the whole family from a bandit. The heroic bull received 3 bullets, however, didn’t let the criminal’s throat loose from its jaws.
9. Cane Corso
This is the Italian dog breed known since the time of the Roman Empire. In the middle of the last century, the Cane Corso population almost disappeared, but today these dogs are in trend again. The dog’s appearance makes a terrifying impression, but behind it, there’s an extraordinary intellect and a balanced temperament. The dog behaves towards its owner with a certain thrill and love.
The greatest danger of a Cane Corso dog lies in its calm, even phlegmatic behaviour. However, the dog can be aggressive towards strangers, as it’s convinced that it must always protect the owner.
When breeding a Cane Corso, early psychological adaptation and socialization of a young puppy are important. The owner must become a leader for the dog and help integrate into the human environment without restricting communication with other dogs.
Despite the beliefs that only large dogs can be aggressive and dangerous, there are also a lot of “scratchcats” among small breeds. Thus, the chihuahua is considered to be the most wicked one among dogs. This is due to the unstable psyche and the weak nervous system of the dog.
Chihuahuas are very sensitive, so they immediately sense aggression and behave accordingly. These cute little dogs are also very jealous, they can’t stand it when the owner pays attention to other animals and make a lot of noise when guests come to the house.
Large, fluffy, small and short-haired, they are also fearless, strong and self-confident. And which dog breed is the scariest for you?