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.
6. Doberman Pinschers
Doberman Pinschers are muscular and sleek. The best way to raise these dogs is firmly but not brutally. The owners should be gentle because this dog is overtly protective about the family it belongs to which is why they are considered to be dangerous. They can weigh about 90 pounds and serve well as guard dogs.
7. Chow Chows
Chow Chows are wrinkly, fuzzy and extremely cute- making them look like oversized teddy bears and they are definitely worthy of the affection that this appearance demands. However, this breed is a part of this list because they can be very dangerous if they are not familiar with the person petting or touching them. They are very attention seeking and need encouragement on a day to day basis.
8. Great Danes
Great Danes can weigh a maximum of 200 pounds, which makes them slightly intimidating, even if you love dogs. These dogs are almost obsessive about getting adequate exercise which is why they should be taken for long walks. What makes them dangerous is that if they don’t get the attention they demand, they can lash out and rebel.
Even though St.Bernards are very gentle and are considered to be completely harmless, their size along is what makes them dangerous. They can knock any average-sized human out just by pouncing on them if they are not trained properly.
Akitas are beautiful, bold and strong dogs. They are quite harmless as long as they are trained properly, making them the least dangerous breed in this list.