If you are going to read it, read the whole thing y'all. Abusing the breed’s traits of strength, loyalty, protectiveness, and territoriality, the pit bull has become the most bred dog in America. So petty! They never bite. They’re also very impatient and prone to becoming aggressive at the drop of a hat. Old English Sheepdog Puppy (image via fanpop.com). If you read the bloggers evaluation of this article it states all of what these comments are saying. Its hard to test the temperament of a living thing based on the breed. Though they are categorized as one of the most dangerous dog breeds but they are not inherently aggressive. I suspect anyone who has ever had a Cocker Spaniel with “rage syndrome” wouldn’t be all that surprised. It’s simply the owner! I own a chihuahua who is very protective of me towards my other male dog but is fine with every other dog. I’ve even dealt with Pit Bulls that had been fighters and everyone was loving and gentle with people. ), I love huskies and me and my brother have 5. In reality , there are no mean dogs, just mean people. Really appreciable. Breeds like pit bulls and rottweilers get a lot of attention as being “aggressive” breeds. They are predominantly white in color with black or tan markings. Dogs are not mean there are only mean on how the owner treats them and trains them. The Shar Pei is recognized by Guiness World Records and Time magazine as the rarest breed of dog out there but it is also widely recognized as one of the most aggressive dog breeds – something many people don’t realize as they look at their cute little faces. I have scars. If you hit it, it will fear you. Smaller dogs are more likely to become frightened or feel threatened or cornered than large dogs although many small breeds are also known to bite for no reason. This breed, also known as the Canary Mastiff, is a fearsome dog whose appearance can intimidate any person. Their colors are red and white, black and white, gray and white, or silver. It is very often the owners fault that a dog is aggressive because it, has not been socialised and given the right training. American Staffordshire/Pit Bull Terrier 10… I would highly recommend avoiding the Giant Schnauzer unless you are willing to put a lot of time and effort into training and have a lot of experience dealing with stubborn pups. So breeds like Maltese, Westie, Yorkie etc should really top this list. Dogs are registered every year with the govt and transfer of ownership is greatly restricted. If every dog was perfectly trained and constantly supervised there'd be no bad dogs. I don’t think of a dog as a status symbol or as a way to make a statement. I’ve had huskies and my male was way more aggressive then my female, to the point I could not be around him with my children around. There was this time when he bit a man walking behind us, that was really unexpected and happened so quick I could barely get him off! If socialized at an early age, they do well with children, but do not do well with too much rough play. So I got an adult husky. As a second time AST owner, I can say there is no sweeter, caring, kind and nurturing dog. I have a pitbull as a family dog, and I wouldn't ever ask for any other dog. Top 10 Most Dangerous Dogs. If you are uncertain about a pit bull's pedigree, do a background check before you choose it as a family pet. If you’re not sure how, talk to a trainer or look for information on line. Compare an aggressive chihuahua to that of an aggressive APBT. They've been great with cats and other dogs. Rather than ban the breeds, control the right to ownership. Some Dangerous Breeds. Or maybe you like the ones that are some of everything.! Turquoise, my Angel Doberman, has been my Amazing Service Dog for 6 yrs now. Matt Shaw from United States on November 08, 2019: Not all are aggressive mine is mot aggressive at all, In my experience chihuahuas are the worst. She just scared him half to death. When the breed was brought to America and dog fighting was banned, a second strain of this breed developed. Know your dog and act accordingly. This is 100% correct. As pit bulls have a tendency to please their masters no matter what, aggressive and mean people tend to choose these breeds to please their ego and in many cases use them for their own purposes. They have long, thick coats that can come in red, black, blue, cream, or cinnamon colors. A reputable breeder will have all of that information. I am currently looking at the ATTS Temperment test scores and Staffordshire Bull Terrier scored: 90.9% and American Staffordshire Terrier scored: 85.5% , I would like to know the sources you've gathered your data from. When in reality it is just an aggressive owner who probably mistreats his dog anyway. In such situations, it is best to steer clear of the most aggressive dog breeds. Not everyone should own a pittie. Powerful and dangerous to enemies, akbash is not only a harsh guardian of the sheep. I don’t know. Many of those dogs go in those tests already scared or afraid. This study was already done by 3 reputable societies. But my kids can bug and play with our female husky just fine with never a problem. Just a heads up they are lovable puppies to adults. It does not help shelters that are trying to find homes for dogs that have been abandoned and abused. 5. My friend owns a pit bull that is dog aggressive but raised vrry well. I have had two American Eskimos puppies. Rottweiler now theres my top six in my opinion 1. i cant stand the breed 2. Because they have so much energy, owners should properly train them as soon as possible.The biggest concern about raising a large dog breed is the ability to perform… i was walking on the side walk and it was on a leash and attacked me. These lists have various names depending on the company, such as "excluded dog breeds," "aggressive dog list," "insurance list of dangerous dogs," "prohibited dog breeds… They have a very strong, protective instinct towards their masters, but if raised with strong leadership and good owners, they can get along with children as well as other dogs. Your list is not correct. I could just keep going on & on about my Doby. Elizabeth Goldie-Scot on September 10, 2019: I am afraid I find your list of aggressive dogs very misleading and not. The Rottweiler gets its name from the small town of Rottweil in Germany. A breed that originated from china is known to be among the oldest breed still in existence. A Pit Bull that has been abused or mistreated in some way is far, far more likely to become aggressive than a Pit Bull that has been treated with respect and care. I had an American Pitt He loved people, big lap dog to everyone But, one day he killed one of our neighbors chickens and it never stopped. The German Shepherd is a medium-sized dog included in the herding group of the AKC. It can of course be corrected but people rarely seek help for these kinds of behavior. My friend has a german shepherd that bite my face. 7. The exact origin of the chow chow is unknown, but it is believed that they originated thousands of years ago in either China or Mongolia. If you choose a Dachshund, you should be prepared for a long road and a few battles along the way but it can well be worth it. While this is a lovely trait, it can quickly become trouble if a stranger, or if someone the dog isn’t familiar with, comes calling. Pit bulls are also wonderful it is how the owner raises them. The biggest problem with pit bulls are the owners. People please educate yourself before you get any large dog, or any dog for that matter. So instead of going by what people say about these amazing dogs go meet a few of them. But neither one both girls likes children. Yes, It is also important to properly train and socialize any and every dog. If the parents are even tempered then the pups are as well. All of these dog breeds are great! They are a very intelligent breed and were the first to be used as guide dogs for the blind. They do not like strangers, and therefore make good guard dogs. But he doesn’t do that all the time, he’s nearly 3 and after a bit of training his trauma seems to fade away and he’s not as aggressive as he used to be towards other dogs. ChihuahuaAndCatLover on November 16, 2019: @Shawn Of course chihuahuas are mean if you KICK THEM! If you're unsure about how to train a calm, obedient dog there are some really helpful video tutorials at: http://www.dansmethod.com - It's just a matter of patience and consistency. Because of their assertiveness, they are not recommended for first-time dog owners. Because this isnt accurate, I’m sure you like to write but this article i think Is just ridiculous. This world is doomed! Doberman Pinscher 5. According to the ATTS, the test "focuses on and measures different aspects of temperament such as stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog’s instinct for protectiveness towards its handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat.". If you train your dogs properly and you, yourself present as a stable person, then your dogs will present themselves the same. And all my dogs were loving and excellent with people and all children, but Boston Police always stereotyped them! We’re conditioned to think of big dogs as more dangerous. Understanding what their dog needs to behave properly. If you do your homework before you get your dog, find out what it needs and if it is at risk for aggression and ensure you train it properly from the time it is a puppy, you can have a wonderful companion. Most often, it is simply genetics. She did not injure him in any way. Chow Chow. If you have the time and patience to put into proper training though, you can have a great little buddy in the Jack Russell. Early training is vital with the Dachshund but it may not be enough. Secondly, we currently have enough racial tension in this country. I'm not just going to say dog. But the chance of being bitten by a bully belonging to a responsible owner is 1000 times less than a bite from a dachshund, chihuahua, or any number of the smaller but more aggressive breeds. The chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog registered with the American Kennel Club. Pit Bull Terrier. She was not that sweet, kind girl when she came to us though. People taking the time to read PetHelpful have had good experiences with their pets and are enthusiastic enough them that they want to be more engaged with the wider community of pet caretakers. Recently my 13 yr old Staffy, with terminal cancer, fought off 3 coyotes in my yard when she & Border Collie were attacked. The have medium-length hair and a double coat. The chow chow is listed as a medium-sized dog in the non-sporting group with the AKC. After I read most of the comments, I noticed that people have been saying, "It is not the breed that makes it aggressive it is how they are treated." Dobermans are not only one of the smartest dogs ( see the top 10 list on any website ) they are also one of the most loyal and protective. Another note about Pit Bulls before we move on because I’m especially passionate about this breed: if you cannot handle a Pit Bull, do not get a Pit Bull. Its so sad that people want to blame the breed. From my experience, huskies do tend to be territorial and do not always get along well with other dogs, but they are usually good with children. Firstly, surveys don't exclude the people who've had bad pet experiences but comment sections like this do. One final note before we begin talking about the most aggressive dog breeds: this list is in alphabetical order. If a dog doesn't know how to approach another dog it could lead to problems. I was so hesitant to include Pit Bulls on this list because they really don’t deserve the bad reputation they have. I think it's how you treat and raise you animals. I am a firm believer that any dog can make a wonderful companion regardless of its breed if it is raised by the right owner. His view reflects the importance of seeking out the truth beyond mere numbers and statistics. I will be a Doberman owner for the rest of my life. Both breeds fall under the pit bull category and are usually one of the nicest dogs around. Because we don't hurt them! Their coat can be short-haired, long-haired, or broken. I respect ✊ your article but I’m a owner of Doberman all my life never had a issue I believe as long we treat are doggies with love. After pulling my dog off him I apologized, and as soon as I’ve tried to offer any help to the man he end up running. As long as they are not trained as guard dogs, I, personally, do not view the German Shepherd as an “aggressive” breed.