On August 26th, people throughout the world commemorate all dogs by honoring and appreciating their unique breeds and by promoting dog adoption. As the old adage goes, “Dog is known as a man's best friend,” and no one can win our hearts quite as a dog can.
Dogs aren't simply lovable and loyal; they may also be rather dangerous. There is no dog breed that is inherently safe from posing a threat to people because it all depends on the individual dog's upbringing and temperament. They evolved from wolves after being domesticated by humans, making them a formidable predator.
Here is a list of the top six most dangerous dog breeds in the world; if you encounter any of these dogs while they are in an aggressive state, please do your best to remain calm and retreat.
1. American Pit Bull Terrier
Many nations have outright prohibited the importation of American Pit Bull Terriers because they are considered one of the most deadly dog breeds. One of the most dangerous dog breeds, the pit bull terrier is a medium-sized, clever, short-haired canine. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a powerful and confident dog with a healthy dose of enthusiasm for life.
As a result of its high intelligence and work ethic, this breed consistently performs admirably in performance competitions.
Dogs murdered 433 people in the United States between 2005 and 2017, according to data compiled by the website dogsbite.org. Sixty-six percent (284) of these fatalities were caused by pit bulls.
It is often held that Rottweilers are not suited as family pets, especially in the hands of inexperienced owners.
They have terrible tempers and require constant training and monitoring to avoid trouble. Dogsbite.org found that Rottweilers were responsible for 10% (45) of fatal dog attacks throughout the studied 13-year time frame.
3. German Shepherd
The German Shepherd, often known as the Alsatian, is the second most popular dog breed in the United States. They play a vital role in police forces all around the globe. Due of their intelligence, German Shepherds are commonly found in law enforcement.
When they do decide to attack, their bite has been measured at more than 1,060 newtons of force. From 2005-2017, 20 people were killed because of German shepherds.
4. American Bulldog
A well-rounded athletic dog, the American Bulldog is known for its strength, stamina, agility, and pleasant disposition.
They have a long history of service on farms and were originally bred as versatile farm dogs. There were 15 deaths (3.5% of the total) attributed to them between 2005 and 2017.
Bullmastiffs are highly sought after as pets because of their devotion, vigilance, and bravery. While they will do their best to keep intruders out of your house and yard, they may not take kindly to being around strangers and may need early socialization to prevent assaults.
Despite the rarity of assaults by bullmastiffs, the great size of these dogs means that when they do attack, they can cause serious injury or death. At least 27 inches in height, and up to 130 pounds, they are rather large.
Only 14 people were killed by these dogs over the 13-year study period or 3.2% of all fatal assaults. If you take into account how uncommon this dog is in the United States, though, you can see that it is likely to be aggressive.
6. Siberian Husky
Siberian Huskies are becoming increasingly popular, thus more people are starting to work with the breed as a business. However, these breeders frequently lack knowledge of the specifics involved in successfully breeding and rearing these canines. Therefore, anyone buying a Siberian husky from an inexperienced breeder runs the risk of receiving a disruptive dog.
Additionally, huskies have a heavy coat that needs to be hand-shorn frequently in warmer areas. A husky's fury might flare up when its temperature rises due to improper removal of its coat.
Angry Siberian huskies may be responsible for up to 5% of all fatal dog attacks in the United States annually.
A Boxer's personality and brain don't fully form until it's roughly three years old. During its formative years, this breed needs proper upbringing so that it grows up well-mannered and responsible.
Otherwise, the dog's fighting heritage could cause aggression issues. Each year, boxers are responsible for a tiny but not insignificant number of deadly dog attacks.
The Alaskan malamute, the larger relative of the Siberian husky, can likewise become aggressive if not raised properly.
The instinct to defend a prized kill in the Alaskan snow fields and tundra may explain why malamutes grow agitated if approached while eating. Also, many malamutes have a clear aversion to cats, making them unsuitable housemates.
9. Caucasian Shepherd
This dog has the potential to reach a massive size of at least 50 kilograms (or 110 pounds). The typical lifespan of a male adult is 10–12 years.
The ancestors of these dogs can be traced back to Russia and other European countries. When first domesticated, these dogs were stationed in the mountains to defend sheep from predators like wolves.
10. Perro de Presa Canario
Sometimes used to mean a dog with a lot of attitudes and a tendency to take charge. The Canary Mastiff is also known as a Perro de Presa Canario, which literally translates to “Canarian Catch Dog” in Spanish.
While it is put to use herding livestock, this dog is actually a hybrid of several different types of fighting dogs. Reports suggest that this breed, like the Pit Bull, is frequently utilized in dangerous dog fights.