Dogs are said to be the perfect companion with regards to their faithfulness and loyalty. But while they can be your best pet, at time they can turn quite aggressive and threatening if not treated with love. According to report, 45% of the dog aggression occurs to adults over the age of 18, and 55% occurs to ages below. The most dangerous dogs list is made keeping those dogs in mind which make good aggressive guard dogs, hunting dog as well as domestic pets. The main idea of this article is to show you how dangerous yet efficient these dogs can be. So scroll thorough the record of Top 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds to know more about them.
Top Ten Most Dangerous Dog Breeds
Also known as “Rottweil butchers” Rottweilers are also used for hunting and guarding purpose besides being domestic pets, due to their intense territorial instincts. A multifaceted herding and stock protection dog, it is capable of working all kinds of livestock under a variety of conditions. Their appearance is natural and rustic, their behaviour self-assured, steady and fearless and reacts to their surroundings with great alertness. It becomes aggressive only when ill treated or neglected. The ones with no formal training or socialisation can turn out to be very dangerous.
2. German Shepherd
Due to its vigour, cleverness and ability in obedience training, the German Shepherd is popularly employed in military and other defence roles, throughout the globe. Moreover it is as well good for herding and sheep guarding. They are smart, vigilant, and confident and are not afraid of anything at all. By nature they are over protective about their territory and family and can even at times become aggressive if not socialized properly.
Born with the traits of fearlessness, dutiful and a willingness to safeguard its owner, the Doberman is a breed that charge and shows its aggressiveness only when provoked. Because of these mannerisms they are also chosen as excellent guard dogs. Additionally their temperament can differ also on the basis of the breeding stratagems employed by a breeder. Doberman Pinschers ranks high on stranger-directed aggression as compared to owner-directed aggression.
4. Gull Terrier
Termed as outstanding fighter, a Gull Terrier can ferociously protect and defend its known ones when sensed with approaching danger. This fearless Pakistani breed can be handled only by experienced owners and breeders. They are trustworthy to the ones they have been raised with but are at the same time very suspicious when it comes to strangers. When mingled with and trained properly from an early age, Gull Terriers turns out to be less destructive and aggressive. The breed was introduced to Pakistan during British colonialism.
Originated in Northern China around 2000 years back, the Chow Chow is considered to one of the most ancient breed. Since they are quite active and have 44 teeth as compared to 42 of other, they have proved good at guarding sheep as well as hunting. They are also common as house pets and demands exercise regularly to keep their hostility at check. Though they are quite and well behaved maximum of the time, they never hesitate to display their dislike towards the unknown ones.
6. Tibetan Mastiff
Originating with nomadic cultures of Indian Himalayan States, Central Asia and Tibet; the Tibetan Mastiff is a flock guardian dog in the West and Tibet. It is even resolute in its skill to meet head-on with predators the size of leopards and wolves. Though they are not advisable for apartment living, the ones in the West are more casual and easy going. Tibetan Mastiff prefers sleeping during the daylight so as to be more alert and active during the night.
7. Presa Canario
Presa Canario is generally bred to fight and safeguard cattle and victims are reported to be hopeless if by any chance gets bitten by it. Being the perfect example of guardian breed, they are known for their man-stopping ability, fearlessness and incredible power. Also due to their dominant and ferocious character, they need obedience training and socialization at an early stage of life. In certain conditions, the Presa can be destructive toward other dogs and apprehensive of strangers.
Even though the Boerboel is known to be quite loyal and friendly with kids, they do become fearsome when provoked. The breed is a large one and is generally used for guarding properties and farms. They are popular for being protective towards their family and can even give up life defending them. They are at the same time hostile towards strangers and are banned in Denmark.
9. Japanese Tosa
A Japanese fighting dog, the Japanese Tosa can be expected to fight even while staying completely silent – meaning no whimpering or growling. Due to its aggressive and volatile nature it is illegal to tame it in many places including United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark etc. It is originally bred in Tosa, as the name suggest and is one of the rare breeds.
10. Fila Brasileiro
Originally used for hunting of jaguars, boars and runaway slaves, Fila Brasileiro is a large breed who despite being loyal to their owners does not hesitate to despise strangers and unwanted dangers. It is band in UK only because of its volatile nature towards treats. But if this breed is trained in positive environment while still being a pup, it can grow up to be much calmer. Sometimes they even find difficulty adjusting to city life as they love to exercise and run in open yards.