11 Aggressive Dog Breeds: Unjustified Label Or Reality?


If this dog feels overwhelmed, he can get defensive and show signs of aggression.

American Pit Bull Terrier

There are many countries, on all continents, that have ruled out breed-specific legislations for keeping this breed at home.


Basenji dogs are not that good with other pets as they inherit a strong exterminating drive.

Border Collie

Because of its natural protective drive, the Border Collies can exhibit signs of aggression.


Even though all types of Bulldogs can show signs of aggressive behavior, the American Bulldog has the most aggressive tendencies.


Do not be fooled by its small size, this little breed of dog is very tricky to handle for an inexperienced dog owner.

Cane Corso

Even though this breed is very affectionate, he is still a big dog that has a natural protective drive. His name means bodyguard.

Chow Chow

Sometimes they call this dog a “lion pup“ but that is not just because this dog can show aggression or because this dog bites.

Coton De Tulear

This pup is very playful and lively but do not interrupt its play, it can get offended and show its tiny but strong teeth.

Doberman Pinscher

Since it is a dog with an enhanced protective drive, there is the possibility that it will act aggressively in situations that seem too intimidating to him.