Posted on 17 February 2010.
Any dog can be dangerous if not properly trained. However, a majority of the following have nasty tempers which make them slightly more dangerous. Check out this list of the top 10 most dangerous dogs.
The Pitbull is undoubtedly the most dangerous dog as declared by the CDC or Centers for Disease Control. These dogs are stocky and muscular and weight about 65 pounds. What makes them dangerous is that when they attack, they target the victims throat and consequently, bring their jaws down.
Rottweilers are extremely territorial, which is what makes them dangerous. These dogs can weigh a maximum of 130 pounds and a minimum of 100 pounds. High-profile businessmen, celebrities and politicians use them as guard dogs.
3. German Shepherds
Germany Shephards are associated with gentleness and tenderness because of various TV shows, like “Rin Tin Tin”. They can weigh about 100 pounds and are loyal police dogs, are family-oriented and serve well as guide dogs. However, if they are not treated well, they can be very cruel and mean. While this holds true for every other animal, fact is that Germany Shepherds are intelligent and very powerful, making them slightly more dangerous than the rest.
Even though Huskies can be very dangerous, fact is that according to research, only 15 people have died over 20 years. These dogs are so energetic that they are almost hysterical which is why they should be taken for regular walks. They can weight about 66 pounds and are very loyal to the family they belong to.
5. Alaskan Malamutes
Alaskan Malamutes are very intelligent and are devoted to their masters. Like Huskies, they are very energetic and hyper and if one does not give this energy a positive outlet, they can become very aggressive and restless. These dogs weight about 100 pounds and because they are built for the Arctic weather, their coats are very coarse and thick.