Animal Facts

15 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

By Sanjay Verma

Sep 20, 2023

15. Presa Canario

These dogs exhibit caution around unfamiliar individuals and might become aggressive if they perceive anything out of the ordinary. Nonetheless, if the presa owner welcomes the stranger, this particular breed of dog will not pose any threat to the person.

14. St Bernard

They tend to be large and display protective behavior. St. Bernards guard their family members and come to their aid when they sense they're in trouble. Consequently, they have a reputation for being among the most dangerous dog breeds.

13. Wolf Hybrid

Wolf hybrids are a mix of wolves and dogs, with some displaying friendly traits while others can be prone to aggression towards humans and small animals.

12. Boxer

Boxers has a dual nature, as they can be both friendly and potentially dangerous. This duality leads people to use them for various purposes. Some hunters utilize them to pinpoint the location of their quarry, while others rely on their loyalty to serve as guard dogs.

11. Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes are highly intelligent and possess strong prey instincts. The only downside to these dogs is that they can be challenging to train. Therefore, only experienced owners should consider adopting Alaskan Malamutes.

10. Tosa Inus

Tosa Inus originated in Japan and were originally bred for dog fighting purposes. However, in many countries today, they are banned due to breed-specific legislation, which unfairly categorizes them as prone to attacking other dogs and objects around them.

9. Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher originated in Germany and primarily served as guard dogs. Many experts believe that the Doberman Pinscher is a blend of various dog breeds, including the Rottweiler and German Pinscher, etc. However, the precise breed information remains undiscovered.

8. Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is an independent breed originating from China and can reach weights of up to 75 pounds. Unfortunately, it has gained a negative reputation as one of the most dangerous breeds to own as a pet.

7. The Husky

While Huskies are a popular dog breed, they can pose a danger to humans and smaller animals. They are known for their strength and are commonly used for pulling sleds through snowy terrain. They exhibit a highly dangerous instinct, occasionally behaving as predators.

6. Caucasian Ovcharka

These dogs are incredibly brave and assertive, possessing excellent qualities that make them wonderful companions when properly trained. However, without proper training, they can become highly aggressive and extremely difficult to handle.

5. German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is a globally renowned dog breed, and it's known for being the most dangerous pet. Military and law enforcement agencies often utilize these dogs for their various purposes due to their exceptional skills and capabilities.

4. Gull Dong

The Gull Dong is a hybrid breed resulting from the cross between a Bully Kutta and a Gull trainer. They are known for their strength and have a history in dog fighting. Managing them can be quite difficult due to their naturally aggressive tendencies

3. Fila Brasileiro

These dog breeds exhibit inherent aggressiveness and a strong protective instinct. They are not suitable for inexperienced pet owners because, even with proper training and socialization, they tend to retain their aggressive and protective tendencies.

2. Rottweiler

Next on our list of potentially dangerous dog breeds is the Rottweiler. While they are often labeled as one of the more aggressive breeds, with consistent training and socialization, they have the potential to become well-behaved and friendly dogs.

1. Pit Bull

One of the most intimidating dog breeds globally is the Pit Bull. Historically, these dogs were extensively used in dogfighting. They are known for their robust health, muscular build, and powerful jaw bite, which has contributed to the fear that surrounds them in the eyes of many people.