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Most Dangerous Dogs: 43 Big And Small Hazardous Breeds

Most Dangerous Dogs: 43 Big And Small Hazardous Breeds

Dogs are indeed loveable creatures, they make our lives better in most cases and can show us love that we cannot find anywhere else. But, we must consider their nature and that most of them are hunters, guard dogs, or watchdogs.

All breeds of dog are dangerous in their own way. But, not all of them can cause fatalities or a wide range of harm. On the other hand, most dangerous dogs can cause a lethal outcome or at the very least, severe injuries if they attack.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was the first organization to collect data on severe dog attacks. Today, you can find this information on They are raising awareness about dog attacks.

This does not mean that these breeds are vicious and that you should not have one. Dogs are dogs and certain things are just in their nature. And we must respect this. But what we should also do is be aware of all the facts and be responsible owners.

Let’s meet some of the breeds that are considered the most dangerous. We have included many breeds on this list, all of which have shown themselves as possibly dangerous in the past. Some of them may be a surprise to you. Let’s check them out!

1. Pitbull



The Pitbull may be the first association you have with the term “most dangerous dog“. There are many types of Pitbull dogs out there, as well as many dogs that look like Pitbull, but are actually not Pit Bull. Here, we will introduce the standard Pitbull and later, we will meet some more varieties.

Pitbull is an umbrella term for a few dog breeds, such as the American Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, as well as other dog breeds that are familiar to these.

More or less, most of the dog breeds that are connected to the Pit Bull are derived from two old dog breeds – the Old English Terrier and the Old English Bulldog.

The Pit Bull often has a negative connotation and bad reputation, due to their history of dogfighting and dog attacks.

2. Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino

The “author“ of this ferocious breed of dog is the Argentinian, Antonio Nores Martinez. He wanted a family pet that would be a brave hunter and, at the same time, protect properties from vicious people and animals.

So he took the now extinct Cordoba fighting dog and crossed him with a few more ferocious breeds, like the Bull Terrier, Old English Bulldog, Spanish Mastiff, Great Dane, Pyrenean Mastiff, Boxer, English Pointer, Dogue De Bordeaux, and Irish Wolfhound.

What he got was a spicy Dogo Argentino, which is now recognized by the Federación Cinológica Argentina. This dog can come with a problem, a deafness that is related to a pigment.

3. Gull Dong

Gull Dong

Photo from:@quinsmastiffs

Even the name of this breed sounds terrifying. Gull Dong sounds obscure to me. Almost like the name of some of the malicious creatures from Mordor or Morgoth in the Lord of the Rings.

Dog owners claim that the Gull Dong is affectionate at heart and a truly loving dog. Well, let’s say I believe them. Anyhow, if you are a stranger and you want to pet this dog, do not do this.

This is a dog that shows explosively aggressive behavior when he feels like he needs to protect his family. And give up the idea of running away from it, because he is as fast as Speedy Gonzales.

It is not likely that you will run into this dog somewhere in America. It is a rare breed and there are countries where keeping this dog is forbidden. But it is a common dog in Pakistan and India, since these places are his native land.

It is a combination of two mighty dogs, the Gull Terrier and the Bully Kutta. So, if you want this dog, you need to be mighty too. It demands a frontal owner who will be the leader of the pack, so the dog can feel like part of a pack.

4. Bully Kutta

Bully Kutta

With such a name, the Bully Kutta definitely deserves to be on the list of the most dangerous dogs. And if you are looking for the most dangerous dog breeds, the Bully Kutta is the breed you are looking for. They also call him the Pakistani Mastiff and “the Beast from the East“.

Do you have any clue about this breed’s origin and name? Let’s find out!

This is an old breed, originally found in the Indian subcontinent. The roots of this dog can be found way back in the 16th century. It was a working dog, whose main purpose was to be a hunting dog and guard dog.

The most important part of the process of the socialization of aggressive dog breeds is to start with firm training from day one, while the Bully Kutta is still a baby Kutta. That is your best chance to raise a well behaved dangerous dog. This breed, with proper training, will be intune with his human. But, you must teach him to respect you.

Why the name Kutta? Kutta means Pakistan in that part of the world. In original Punjabi, it is called Bhagyari, which means wolf. This dog is also forbidden in many countries. This gives him a mystical aura. But he is probably most popular in the Punjab region of India.

5. Perro De Presa Canario

Perro De Presa Canario



This dog with an unusual name is calm and gentle until someone touches a nerve. Or family. Or property. Then he becomes dangerous.

You might confuse this dog for a Cane Corso but there are a few differences between Presa Canario and Cane Corso. This dog is not as affectionate as the Corso and he is not as suitable for kids as the Corso is. A Mix of the Cane Corso and Presa Canario is something truly unique.

This is a Spanish dog – his precise homelands are Gran Canaria and Tenerife. That is what his name means in Spanish and that is why he is called a Canary Mastiff or a Dogo Canario. He was produced by the now extinct Bardino Majorero.

First, it was a mixed breed but later it was recognized by the Real Sociedad Canina de España. It is a large dog but he is not the biggest among the Mastiffs. He was used for herding, guarding, and dogfights in the past.

6. Gull Terrier

Gull Terrier sits and looks around

Photo from:@orphee_la_bulette_

This is another dog from the Indian subcontinent and it was upgraded during the British Raj, when the ancient Indian breeds were introduced to the English breeds of Bull Terriers.

It is a breed that you will not usually find in the Western world but it is fairly popular in the east, especially the Punjab region. It was used for guarding and hunting purposes and also in dogfights.

It is a very healthy breed that does not encounter any usual dog health problems, such as problems with its eyes and hearing. And, it is a very fast dog. Do not even think of running away from him! He will catch you!

7. The Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier is standing on the grass

“Hinks found a Bull Terrier, a battered old bum/And made him a dog for a gentleman’s chum.” This is a folk song that speaks of the origin of the “white Cavalier“, as they like to call this ferocious looking dog.

James Hinks, the producer of this breed, was the chef master in creating this ferocious lover of small children. It was a combination of the Old English Bulldog and the Old English Terrier, with a Dalmatian thrown into the mix for his white color and the Greyhound for his straight legs.

This is the only dog that has triangular eyes. And not just eyes, but also ears and a head like an egg. Later, some color was added to prevent illness in this new breed.

If you want to get yourself this dog, check out The 5 Best And Most Trustworthy Bull Terrier Breeders In The USA!

8. Dogue De Bordeaux

Dogue De Bordeaux is standing on the beach

There are several theories about the origin of the Dogue de Bordeaux. Some say his origins predates the faraway Tibet and that he is a great grandson of the Tibetan Mastiff. Others say it is the descendant of the Greek Molossus dogs, while many say that his ancestors were the pets of Julius Caesar, Roman Mastiffs.

You can find this breed under the name of Bordeaux Mastiff, Bordeauxdog, or French Mastiff. French people like to say that it is an ascendant of the Dogues de Bordeaux of Aquitaine, the ancient dog from the south of France. It looks dangerous and he can become dangerous easily. But, only when provoked.

All in all, this breed has been known since the 14th century. But it was only accepted as a formal breed in the 1920s. French people are very proud of this dog and they take a lot of care to keep its line pure.

9. Fila Brasileiro

Fila Brasileiro sits on the grass

Among the most dangerous dogs is the Brazilian Bloodhound, which can also take the title of the most aggressive dog. You can call him the Brazilian Mastiff, Cão de Brasil, Cão de Fila, or just the Fila. But, it may be better not to call him at all. He is very dangerous if you do not know how to handle him.

Filas are not your average family dogs. It is not very wise to leave them alone with kids, or anyone who is not very experienced with dogs to be honest.

It is a very fast dog whose main purpose is to catch his prey and hold it until his owner comes. His name, Cao de Fila, means to catch and hold in Portuguese. He was used to catch jaguars, cattle, and slaves that tried to run away. Though that was not a very noble role that he had, it was not the dog’s fault.

10. Alano Espanol

Alano Espanol stands in the forest

Photo from:@workingdogsphotography

His name, Alano, and being a launt type of dog, indicates that this breed has origins from the East of Europe, he was raised by the Alani tribe. Although, not everyone would agree with this because his origin is uclear.

Since it is an ancient dog, known in the Middle Ages and even earlier, he has seen a lot of historical events and even taken part in some of them. As a war dog of course.

Today this breed is recognized by Spanish leaders such as ministers and the Real Sociedad Canina de España, but not by the International Federation.

11. Shar Pei

Shar Pei garden set

Having a Shar Pei will require some extra anti wrinkle cream at home. You may ask why? Well, this dog is most notable for its skin, which has a lot of wrinkles.

The Shar Pei is a Chinese dog that almost went extinct at the beginning of the 20th century. A few enthusiasts, with businessman Matgo Law, saved the breed.

From the Guiness record as the rarest breed in 1978, the Shar Pei is now among the most popular dog breeds out there. It is also among the most dangerous dogs, since he comes from a line of respectable guard dogs. And you can get a Shar Pei in many colors. That is amazing!

12. Cane Corso

Cane Corso lies on the grass

Along with his slightly bigger cousin, the Neapolitan Mastiff, the Cane Corso is an ancient Italian breed. To be precise, it is a dog whose origin can be traced to Ancient Rome.

That is where his name derives from. It is Latin for bodyguard if you take a cohors as the origin, or it could also mean robust if you take the word corsus as the origin.

Are Cane Corsos aggressive? Well, they can easily get aggressive. For example, when they have nothing to do. And do not think that they will take their time to entertain themselves.

You are the one incharge of their amusement, so give them a task. He can get aggressive toward strangers or if he feels threatened. They are utterly loyal, which makes them a true mans best friend.

13. Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff sitting in the grass

He is like the old nobleman who can get very angry and dangerous. Otherwise, he looks wise and acts calmly. ENCI recognizes the Mastino Napoletano as the ancient Italian breed that is common in Central Italy.

You will recognize him for his deep wrinkles and sagging skin, which makes him look like an old man. It is a sight you will never have seen before. This dog is stunning. You do not want to see him when he is in his dangerous state. It is a terrifying sight.

He is also very big and strong, with emphasized protective instincts. Being such a huge dog, he is not expected to live very long.

14. Boerboel

Boerboel lies in the grass

You can probably already guess that this is a big dog. If you want to know how big it can grow, check out the Boerboel growth chart. The Boerboel is a mythical fighter from Africa.

His name means farmer’s bulldog, a fusion of the words boer and boelhond. It is a combination of Mastiffs and Bulldogs, brought to Africa by European colonialists to guard their huge properties.

This dog is vicious during a hunt. It goes after leopards and baboons. And we know how dangerous both of these can be. That is why this breed is restricted in some countries and prohibited in many.

15. Catahoula

Catahoula lies on the stairs

The Catahoula is known under his name the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dog. As one of the many spotted dog breeds, the Catahoula has leopard-like spots that make him very unique.

Choctaw is the language of the Catahoula name’s origin. It means a sacred lake. As you may have guessed, it is a breed from the state of Louisiana.

Like many other breeds that are considered as the most dangerous dogs, the key and the recipe to teach a Catahoula to behave well, is to take the lead and train him from the first day of his life.

16. Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is lying on the couch

The most noticeable trait in this breed is the Weimaraner colors. This aristocratic looking dog comes in 50 shades of gray. It is sometimes called the Gray Ghost, Silver Ghost, or Weims. Also, some call them Shadows.

Not just because of their color but because of their affection toward their owner. He will follow you like a shadow, everywhere. Even when you want to “powder your nose“. So, if you leave this dog alone for too long, he can develop separation anxiety. And that is not a pleasant state.

It is a beautiful dog indeed, but think twice before getting one. It was used to hunt wild animals and it has an emphasized prey drive. So, if you do not have a lot of experience with demanding dogs, maybe you should consider a milder breed for your first dog.

17. Bandogge

Bandogge is sitting

Photo from:@mushu_merleprince

Bandogge is a term that is used to cover combinations of Mastiffs, Bulldogs, and Pit Bull Terriers. All of these mixes have similar traits, such as strong athletic bodies, huge, wide heads, and short hair.

It is a dog of opposites. While he is very protective and affectionate toward his family, especially kids, he is very intimidating when it comes to strangers, especially intruders.

This means only one thing! Start with this dog’s socialization as early as possible.

18. Wolfdog

Wolfdog stands in the grass

Wolfdogs are usually wolf hybrids, which means a fusion of the Canis lupus and Canis lupus familiaris. And if you want this sort of animal in your home, you will need to check out a few law regulations that are necessary for keeping one.

There are several types of wolfdogs that have been bred for a variety of purposes. They are all quite intimidating and have a lot of wolf traits that can impact the behavior of the dog.

There are a lot of testimonies about wolf dogs out there. The main problem is that many people want this sort of animal at home but they are not ready to handle them. That is why they end up on the streets or in shelters. But sometimes, they get another chance.

19. Rottweiler

Rottweiler lies on the pier





The Rottweiler is a fairly big dog that acts like a small dog and wants to jump into your lap to cuddle. The Rottie is sometimes not aware of his size at all.

It is a dog of Roman origins. His great grandfathers were Mastiffs from the Apennine peninsula. They are often presented as aggressive dogs, but are Rottweilers dangerous? Or do they only show signs of aggression when necessary?

They are really fond of their family, which means that they will protect them no matter the price. It is not your average family dog, but if they are properly trained, Rottweilers can even do well with kids.

20. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher stands in the forest

I can easily imagine a Doberman with a crown on his head and a scepter in his paw. He looks like some sort of king or a nobleman to me. Even Doberman mixes are truly impressive.

It is a very elegant dog, with a lean black body that is athletic and muscular. An intruder would not pass unnoticed and would quickly regret his attempt.

As with any other breed that is considered as one of the most dangerous dogs, it is best to start with their socialization at a young age. That way, you will get yourself a true loyal protector.

21. Great Dane

Great Dane stands on the beach

Great Danes and Dobermans have a lot of similar traits. The Great Dane, just like the Doberman, looks like a noble dog with a calm and easygoing nature. It is a friendly dog. But, do not be a fool. If you are rude, then he will show himself in his whole glory. And then, you would run and scream.

They sometimes call him the Apollo of Dogs. It may not seem true at first glance but this dog is great with kids. And, he is a perfect guardian dog too.

He certainly deserves the epithet Great, because that is what this dog is. He is awfully big. When he stands on his back legs, he will probably be taller than you. This means he can eat a lot, and you can see how much on the Great Dane feeding chart.

22. Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute stands in the park

You can call me Mal. And I am a hard working dog in the tough environment of the northern parts of the world. At the same time, I am a very loyal and gentle dog, and very proud as well.

The Alaskan Malamute is a dog that lives in packs and that is why he can easily adjust to family life and be a very affectionate part of the family tribe.

It is also a beautiful dog, so it is very appealing too. He used to be a sled dog in the past and still is in certain northern areas of the world. You must get your own way with this dog, because he wants you to respect him but you need to be respected by him in order to be his master.

23. Akita

Akita lies on the road

Akitas are one of the Japanese native breeds. It looks cuddly and fluffy but it is among the most dangerous dogs. It has become very popular in America and we now have some differences between Japanese and American Akitas.

If you have an Akita in Japan, then it is believed that your home will rule health, longevity, and happiness. And since Japanese people really live long lives and have good health, and it seems to me that they are happy, this may be true.

If you are a part of their pack, they will love you and be loyal to you. If you are a stranger, then not so much. It can show itself as a dangerous dog in these cases. And if you are another animal or a smaller dog, then beware.

24. Tosa Inu

Tosa Inu is standing on a green surface

Here, we have another Japanese fighting dog that is not supposed to be aggressive if not induced. Today, the Tosa Inu has another career, it is a milder type of watchdog.

There are many pseudonyms that this dog hides behind. Sometimes he is a Tosa Token, sometimes a Japanese Fighting Dog, sometimes a Tosa Dog, Japanese Mastiff, or Tosa Ken.

Although he will develop affection towards his family, it is not likely that he will be very affectionate towards strangers or other dogs. As such, you should keep an eye on him in those situations.

25. Chow Chow

Chow Chow is standing in the park

The first thing you may notice about the Chow Chow is his rich coat. Chow Chow coat colors will leave you speechless. They are indeed stunning! Your next related question might be, do Chow Chows shed?

The next trait that makes this dog so unique is his tongue. It is the only dog that has a blue to black tongue. That is so special. His attitude and the form of his body make him look like royalty.

Another aspect that adds to this effect is also his lion-like mane around his head. It makes him look like he is wearing a crown made of hair. And that is not the only lion-like thing about him. This dog can be ferocious like a lion, which makes him one of the most dangerous dogs.

But, do not worry, this Chinese dog will not act out if he does not have a reason for it. So, as the proverb says “do not wake the sleeping lion”.

26. American Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Terrier runs in the field

You can also refer to this dog as an APBT, but you can not find it registered with the American Kennel Club, even though it is called American. Maybe the reason for this is because he originates from the British Isles, because he is registered with the UKC.

Some experts like to emphasize that this variety is the only true Pit Bull and the only breed that can hold that title. It is not the only controversial trait he has. There are also a lot of banning and restrictions in some countries that are connected to the APBT.

If you are about to get this breed, then you should try to find the best breeders of Bull Terrier that you can.

27. Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff set in a meadow

The Bullmastiff is another English mix, made by crossbreeding the English Mastiff and the Old English Bulldog. Of course, the purpose of such a large dog was to guard something valuable, and in this case, properties and people.

It is a fairly large breed but not as large as an average Mastiff. He must be strong because otherwise, he would not be able to do such responsible tasks.

There is a full range of Bullmastiff colors to choose from. And when you do make your choice, make sure you start with training as soon as possible, as it is an essential step in making this dog a well behaved creature.

28. American Bulldog

American Bulldog is lying down and resting

It does not actually look like a bull. The reason why it is called a bulldog is because it can work like a bull. And he needs a lot of energy for that. To properly feed an American Bulldog, you can track the necessary information on the American Bully feeding chart.

Since he is so strong, he used to have many tasks. These involved farm jobs, guarding stock, and catching runaways. He was very utilitate in the southern states of the USA. He got his reputation from his ancestors, who were used as fighting dogs.

The name that preceded the standard American Bulldog, was the White English Southern Bulldog. And his ancestor was an English Bulldog, before it arrived in America in the 17th century.

29. Golden Retriever

Beauty Golden retriever dog in the park

I bet you can’t imagine how this golden good boy was placed on the list of the most dangerous dogs. It is maybe the most popular breed ever. All you can imagine is him merrily waving his furry tail. But still, this dog can show aggression.

The Golden Retriever is a dog who has strength, smartness, hardworking drive, and attitude. Although he also has cuteness and an endearing look. But if necessary, he will become dangerous.

Other times, he is the ultimate family pooch that is eager to please his master and is willing to listen to commands. It is a dog that is delightful to train and delightful to have in your life.

30. Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever lies in the grass and rests

The same as with the Golden Retriever, the Labrador Retriever is the number one, all time favorite American sweetheart. But, this sweetheart can lose its sweetness if someone induces his dark side.

When it comes to size, there are a few differences between male and female Labrador Retrievers. His coat can have black, yellow, and lucious chocolate colors, but the most special are the white Labrador Retrievers.

Believe it or not, Labrador Retrievers are fifth on the list of the most dangerous dogs, due to incidents connected with attacks from Labrador Retrievers. They have four times more accidents than Doberman Pinschers. That is something I would never expect.

31. Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard walks in the meadow

This is a fairly large breed and that is the main reason why many people can be scared of this breed. By large, I mean really large. You can track his growth on the Saint Bernard growth chart. You will be surprised at how big he can get.

It is a serious working dog that was used as a rescue dog in Switzerland and the Italian Alps to save unfortunate people who got lost in the snow. He is notable for his little barrel of rum that he carries on rescue missions.

This breed was produced by the Catholic monk, Bernard of Menthon. But this dog is not always as calm as a monk. He can be very assertive and try to establish dominance, where he will put you and your skills to the test. You must pass it or he will take the wheel.

32. Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky is lying down and looking at the camera

How can anyone resist the deep blue or warm brown eyes of a Siberian Husky? Did you know that it can have one brown eye and one blue? This is called heterochromia.

Did you know how much Siberian Huskies shed? Or how loud Huskies howl? Yes, many people really want this dog. But most of them are not prepared for the personality of the Siberian Husky.

It is quite a demanding dog and is not easy to maintain nor train. He has his own way of solving situations. And sometimes, it gets dangerous to be around him if he catches his moment. This sled dog is not only strong, but also very proud. Do not try to humiliate him.

33. German Shepherd

German Shepherd runs in the field


Even though they are the second most popular dog, right behind the beloved Labrador Retrievers, the German Shepherd can be a very dangerous breed as well. Why? Well, they are naturally fierce and, in the hands of the wrong owner, they can become very dangerous.

Their bite is extremely strong and there are many cases where there were severe injuries made by these dogs. Not to mention that this is a working dog that manages any task and is very powerful.

So, he does have it in him to do big damage – both strength and mindset. But it is not likely if he is well raised and if you do not intentionally provoke him.

34. Caucasian Ovcharka

Caucasian Ovcharka stands on the grass next to the river



Ovcharka is the Slavic name for a Shepherd dog, Caucasian means that it comes from the mountain region of Caucasia. It is a ferocious dog that had to protect his flock of sheep from wild animals in the Euroasian vastness.

Since it has a very emphasized protective drive, this dog can get very aggressive and extremely dangerous if it is threatened. It is specially protective towards his ”pack” and now, that means his family.

It is not very wise to let your children play alone with this breed. It is not very friendly toward other pets either. The solution to preventing this kind of behavior is to start with socialization from the day one.

35. Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier standing in the forest

This dog that comes from the enormous Russian territories is equally as big. It is not the biggest dog out there but you can certainly say it is big. At least big enough to bring you down to the ground.

This dog is reserved towards strangers at first. They will carefully watch you and assess you. But, if he assesses the situation to be threatening, then he can get dangerous. It is up to the owner to train this dog well, so his assessment is precise.

It is surprising how good they are with children. They can be excellent in many roles, including serving in the police, as rescue dogs, and as therapy dogs.

36. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier lying on a bench

Some say that today, the Staffordshire Bull Terriers unjustifiably bear the title of a dangerous dog. Many say that these traits have been lost due to careful breeding and that today, they are child friendly dogs that are true doggy nannies.

But this muscular breed is a brave pooch and was once a gladiator dog. So, this is where his reputation comes from. Yet, it is true that any dog breed can be dangerous and aggressive.

So if this dog is not raised well, it could easily become dangerous. In terms of physical predispositions, he already has natural strength.

37. Boxer

Boxer is standing in the meadow

On many lists, the Boxer is rated high among the most dangerous dogs. Some say he deserves this title, some say he does not. Anyhow, this dog can grow big. You can see how big it is on the Boxer growth chart.

Boxers are high class working dogs that were also used as hunters, where they had to be dangerous. In that respect, they are also ferocious guard dogs.

So, the recipe to keep this dog as an endearing and noble protector, is to give him things to do. Boredom makes us all do stupid things. So provide him with a way to let out his energy.

38. Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois lies on the grass

Belgian Malinois are indeed very beautiful athletic dogs, who can be excellent companions if they are raised well. They are very smart pooches that will be utterly loyal to their humans.

A friend of mine has a Belgian Malinois and his dog is female. This dog is totally out of control. That is probably why it is ranked highly on the list of the most dangerous dogs. But, my friend did not know how to take the lead and what the do’s and don’ts of Belgian Malinois training are.

He finally took her to a professional trainer but there was nothing he could do with her. The trainer said it was too late for proper training. And that is the same story with any breed that is perceived as dangerous. If you do not do the correct training in time, you will give yourself a dangerous dog that you can’t handle.

39. Czechoslovakian Vlcak

Czechoslovakian wolf runs on water


Woof, I mean woohoo! This is a scary breed. It even has a scary name. Try to pronounce this. His name says that he comes from Czechoslovakia. It was once a united country, but today it is separated into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Vlcak means wolf. And this is his name for a reason. This dog looks like a dog but is only partly one. It is not your typical dog that you can keep in the backyard. It is usually used for special tasks.

Is he a dangerous breed? Well, just look at his ancestors. It is wolf blood that flows in his veins. And with wolves, you never know. They have untamed natures. This means that this dog can get very dangerous and that you may not know when he is going to act out.

40. Alabai

Alabai is standing on a stone

Maybe the Alabai name does not ring a bell with you, but the Central Asian Shepherd Dog is probably a name you are familiar with. As with any Shepherd dog, this breed is also big. His job requires him to have strength and attitude. It is not a small thing to command a flock of sheep, alongside dealing with predators.

It is a territorial dog that has a strong urge to protect. This combination would not be possible without boldness and working ethics. I am not sure if it is a good choice if you haven’t dealt with Shepherds before. And, if you don’t have sheep, or at least a huge backyard.

This dog can get very dangerous if he gets bored or if he gets intimidated or provoked. Do not touch what is his property, including his humans. He can get nasty. And, you do not want to be bitten by him. His force of bite goes up to 500 PSI.

41. Kugsha

Kugsha stands on a rock and looks away

Photo from:@cao.dogs

This is another strange name on the list but maybe, the Amerindian Malamute or American Husky sounds more familiar. Well, these are all the same dogs. This is not a breed that is officially recognised by the kennel clubs, but we can’t deny that this dog exists. And that it is dangerous on some occasions.

He can be taught to do well with other pets or children, even though it is not in his nature to be very affectionate to them. He likes packs. So, do not leave him alone a lot, because he will develop separation anxiety and then you end up with destruction.

So, be aware that this is a wolfdog after all. And, the higher the rate of wolf genes, the higher the unpredictability of his behavior. Remember that it does have an attack trait and that wolf dogs generally tend to bite.

42. Blue Heeler

Blue Heeler is lying in the grass

The Blue Heeler always sounds odd to me. I did not know why he got that name until I started to investigate the most dangerous dogs on the internet. And the answer is simple really.

It is called the Blue Heeler because when it bites, it goes for the heel. Which will certainly make your feet blue. That is for sure. It is not as huge as Mastiffs, but you can’t deny that it is a dangerous dog.

His teeth are as sharp as a knife. He won’t kill you, but he can seriously injure you. It is a cattle dog, so he must have an attitude. And most of his attitude is due to his genes.

43. Sarabi

Sarabi is sitting in the forest on the grass

Sarabi is not a common breed. It is an ancient breed from the East and has survived through many centuries of historical events and adversities. It is originally from the cradle of civilization – Persia, and he had to be strong to survive.

It is indeed a giant dog and was used to protect livestock and properties. And this meant protecting them from intruders such as huge animals. And by huge, I mean bears.

So you can imagine how strong he is and what kind of mindset he has. If he attacks, he will bite you with one of the strongest bite forces in the world. His bite force is between 500 and 700 PSI. Only the Cane Corso has a stronger bite. So, do not provoke this dog. He can become dangerous.

Conclusion On The Most Dangerous Dogs

To get on the list of the most dangerous dogs, the dog must potentially be a threat and have the ability to cause harm. For example, Chihuahuas do have the mindset to attack someone, but they do not have the strength, so they are not physically able to cause large-scale harm. Although, their bite can be pretty painful.

But most dangerous dogs can harm you and in some situations, they will. They are all very large breeds that can be bigger than an average human when they stand themselves up on their back feet. And, they usually weigh as much as an adult human does.

These dogs are usually connected with mastiffs, terriers, or dog types that come from the snowy parts of the world. Some are even directly connected with wolves. All in all, dogs are living creatures with natural instincts and that should always be taken into account. One must respect that when considering getting one and deciding how to approach training.


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