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The World’s 35 Most Dangerous Dogs

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Some dog breeds have more potential to cause serious harm to a person if they were to attack. So, our 25 most dangerous dog breeds focus on the potential of a dog to cause serious injury to a victim. It’s important to note that most dogs are bred with the desire to please their masters. Thus most incidents involving dogs stem from improper training and abusive ownership.

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<h2>23. Tosa Inu</h2>
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The Inu is a massive dog with some variations weighing anywhere between 130 to 200 lbs. Bred to be a fighting dog, it’s considered dangerous and legally restricted in some countries.

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<h2>22. American Bandogge</h2>
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This incredibly strong dog is a cross breed between an American Pit Bull Terrier and a Neapolitan Mastiff. In spite of its muscular look, the dog was not originally bred for fighting. Nevertheless, some people have used it as a fighting dog.
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<h2>21. Cane Corso</h2>
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<h2>22. Bull Terrier</h2>
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Known for their large egg-shaped heads, Bull Terriers are exceptionally strong dogs with a #1 ranking in pound-for-pound lean muscle tissue. Though not particularly aggressive, the breed is known to have a strong “prey drive” which makes the Bull Terrier a dangerous dog towards smaller animals.

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<h2>21. Rhodesian Ridgeback</h2>
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Originally from Southern Africa; this dog is known for its ability to keep lions away from prey while the dog’s master makes the kill. This semi-domesticated ridged hunting dog is loyal and intelligent, but is aloof to strangers. They also need positive reward-training, avoidance of rough treatment, and good socialization skills. Without that, they can be over-sensitive and may develop an aggressive side.

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<h2>20. Dogo Argentino</h2>
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The Dogo Argentino, or Argentine Mastiff, is a large-white-muscular dog developed in Argentina for big-game hunting — including wild boar and puma. Though extremely strong and athletic, the Dogo was bred to be non-aggressive towards humans. Even so, it’s illegal to own a Dogo in the United Kingdom under their Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991.

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<h2>19. Perro de Presa Canario</h2>
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The Perro de Presa Canario, also know as Canary Maastiff is a large dog that was originally bred for working livestock. The name of the breed is Spanish and it means “Canarian catch dog”. Presas require early socialization and obedience training. In some situations, the Presa can be aggressive toward other dogs and suspicious of strangers.

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<h2>18. Doberman Pinschers</h2>
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Famed for their alertness, loyalty, and intelligence this breed of dogs is considered to be the best guard dog. They only attack if they’re provoked or sense that their family and their property is in danger. The Doberman Pincer is a breed of domestic dog that originated from Germany in 1890. Karl Friedrich Louis Doberman developed the breed, hence the name. They can weigh as much as 65 to 90 lbs. Although once used as guard dogs or police dogs, they also exhibit aggressive behavior directed to strangers and other dogs. Owner-directed aggression is low. Their aggression, due to their size and strength, can also make them dangerous.

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<h2>17. Boer Boel</h2>
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The Boer Boel is a large, mastiff dog breed from South Africa bred for guarding a home or farm. These dogs were often a first line of defense against predators and were valuable in tracking, and holding down, wounded game. Bore Boels are loyal but protective of their families.

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<h2>16. Boxer</h2>
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Not aggressive by nature, Boxers are in our 25 most dangerous dogs breed list due to 48 negative incidents involving the breed from 1982 to 2012. Originally from Germany, where they can grow from 50 to 70 lbs — their bright, playful and energetic personalities are countered by their ‘headstrong’ characteristic.

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<h2>15. Wolf Hybrid</h2>
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The Wolf Hybrid, also known as the Wolf dog, is a cross breed between a dog and a wolf (usually a grey wolf). Wolf-dog hybrids have a mixture of genetic traits that result in less predictable behavior patterns compared to either a wolf or dog.
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<h2>14. Gull Dong</h2>
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The Gull Dong (also known as the Pakistani Bull Dog) is a cross breed between the Gull Tarrier and the Bully Kutta. Strong and powerful, the Dong was bred as a fighting dog and is known to be very aggressive and difficult to control.

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<h2>13. American Bulldog</h2>
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The American Bulldog is a muscular heavy dog. Known for their pleasant and friendly demeanor, they can also exhibit the trait of ‘stubbornness’ and are extremely confident. This breed was bred as a working farm utility dog that could catch and hold wild boar and cattle, kill vermin, and guard an owner’s property.

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<h2>12. Great Dane</h2>
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Also known as the German Mastiff or Danish Hound, this breed of domestic dog is famous for its massive size. This breed holds the record for the world’s tallest dog at 44 inches and was originally bred to hunt wild boar and deer in Germany.

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<h2>11. Fila Brasileiro</h2>
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The Fila Brasileiro also known as the Brazilian Mastiff is a large dog developed in Brazil. It has great tracking abilities but is an aggressive and impetuous dog. Due to its temperament and potential for aggression, the Brazilian Mastiff has been banned in many countries.

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<h2>10. Alaskan Malamute</h2>
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Related to the Siberian Husky, this breed requires daily exercises to be happy. Without a daily routine they become bored, disobedient and destructive. This large breed of domestic dogs can grow from 70 to 100 lbs. They are perfect companion for pursuits like carting, mushings, bikejoring, and skijoring. Known for their strong independence, they can be difficult to train. They cope poorly with smaller animals, and are unreliable as watchdogs.

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<h2>9. Caucasian Ovcharka</h2>
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The Caucasian Ovcharka also known as the Caucasian Shepherd, was bred to protect livestock. The typical Caucasian Ovcharka is assertive, strong-willed and courageous. Unless properly socialized and trained, the Caucasian Shepherd may exhibit ferocious and unmanageable tendencies. It doesn’t accept people it doesn’t know, and has a powerful urge to defend.

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<h2>8. Pitbull</h2>
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The term ‘pit bull’ refers to many breeds of dog from the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier, and the American Bulldog. Bred for baiting bulls and bears, the majority of their breeds were also used for dog fighting. The Pitbull is considered the most dangerous dog in America.

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<h2>7. Rottweiler</h2>
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Rottweilers are a powerful breed with well-developed genetic herding and guarding instincts. Potentially dangerous behavior in Rottweilers usually results from irresponsible ownership, abuse, neglect, or lack of socialization and training. The Rottweiler’s strength is something that should not be overlooked.

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<h2>6. German Sheperd</h2>
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A breed of dogs that originated from Germany, the German Shepherd can weigh as much as 70 to 100 lbs. Known for being intelligent, confident, alert, vigilant, and fearless; the police use them for their K-9 units. Shepherds can become overprotective of their family and territory. If not socialized correctly it can lead to attacks.

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Huskies pull sleds in the northern regions and are differentiated for their fast pulling style. They were also utilized for sled dog racing and for adventure trekking. They can be dangerous to smaller animals due to their strong predator instinct and are known for being destructive if they are bored.

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<h2>5. Chow</h2>
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This breed of dogs requires staunch attention from their owners or they can become aggressive and ill-tempered. Originally from China, the 50 to 70 lbs Chow Chow can also be referred as Songshi Quan or ‘puffy-lion dog’. This dog is suspicious of strangers and can be fiercely protective of their owners. Considered as high-risks dogs, they may need insurance due to the 238 fatalities from dog bites between 1979 to 1998. They can be housed in apartments but they need daily physical activity and exercise so as not to become dangerous as pets.

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<h2>4. Basenji</h2>
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A breed of hunting dog that originated from Central Africa. Basenji are classified as a sight hound. They exhibit alertness, curiosity and affection, though they are reserved with strangers. They are the 2nd least trainable of all breed types.

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<h2>3. Akita Inu</h2>
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A large spitz breed of dog that originated from mountainous regions of Japan. It’s known for its two breed types: the Akita Inu (Japanese Akita) and the Akita (American Akita). Strong, independent and dominant, they are affectionate with family members. But they are aloof with strangers due to their territorial attitude.

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<h2>2. St. Bernard</h2>
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The St. Bernard is a breed of large working dog that originated from the Swiss and Italian Alps. Originally bred as a rescue dog, they became famous through tales of their gargantuan size and Alps rescue mission abilities. Just like with other very large dogs, they must be trained to be sociable with strangers and other dogs. Training is done during their infancy to prevent aggressive territorial behavior.

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