Since the beginning of their domestication, dogs have been a part of the human world. Because of their instinctive guarding ability, they are used to protect livestock and even as police dogs, or even as house pets performing tricks.
Noticeably intelligent creatures, dogs surely do make great and loyal companions. Although often described as “man’s best friend”, these creatures, weren’t naturally designed to interact with humans.
From time to time, there have been reported instances of dogs attacking owners or other people. Although extreme cases are rare, it is still important that we are aware of the dangers and responsibilities of having dogs. The following is our list of the 10 most dangerous dog breeds in the world.
1. Caucasian Shepherd
Meet the topper of our list, also known as Caucasian Ovcharka. This dog can grow very large, a minimum of 50kg or 110 lb. For an adult male, the life span average is 10-12 years.
This breed originated from Russia and other European countries. Originally used as guard dog for protecting livestock in mountain regions, these dogs are even feared by some popular wild predators such as wolves.
2. Pit Bull
A very popular breed of strong dogs and many times accountable for cases of attacking humans. This is the resulting breed when you combine the energy and agility of terriers and the body build and strength of a bulldog. In some countries, Pit Bulls are even used in dog fights, where the dogs are trained to fight each other in a death match.
3. Perro de Presa Canario
Often described as strong-willed and dominant dog. Perro de Presa Canario, which is Spanish for “Canarian Catch Dog”, is also known as the Canary Mastiff. Used as a working dog for farm animals, but is a combination of several breed of fighting dogs. There are rumors that like the Pit Bull, this breed is also used in deadly dog fights
A breed of dog that is well-known for its fearsome reputation. These dogs are one of the oldest breed herding farm animals. Rottweilers are very intelligent and aggressive by nature and are very effective as guard dogs. Almost half of the death caused by dog attacks in the US are reported to be caused by them.
5. Fila Brasileiro
Aka the Brazilian Mastiff, it is one of the largest breeds of herding dogs. This particular breed that is originated in Brazil makes excellent guard dogs but requires experienced owners. Very aggressive and protective, these dogs are feared due to their uncontrollable behavior and many instances of fatalities caused by their attacks have been reported.
6. Alaskan Malamute
Originally used as sled dogs and carrying heavy loads, this popular Arctic breed is one of the largest domesticated dogs that can grow up to 100 lbs. Capable of surviving extreme climates. Malamutes are natural hunter and can even kill large predators such as bears. No wonder, this dog is fearsome.
The breed is a mixture of domesticated dogs and wild wolves. These beasts have protective instincts and can be very wild due to their unpredictable behavior that probably resulted from breeding wild animals with common dogs. In some countries, owning and breeding this dog is prohibited.
Bullmastiffs are powerful, strong and solid-built dogs. Very sensitive guarding abilities, these dogs are dependable and efficient when it comes to security. With consistent training, these dogs become very dependable and obedient. But there are many incidents of attacks that even resulted to fatality.
A popular breed of domesticated dog, Huskies originated as sled dogs in the Northern regions. Extremely agile and good at carrying freight with thick coats and unique color patterns and striking facial mask added with special blue eyes. They are closely related to Malamutes and are noticeably resembling to wild wolves. Some cases reported are Huskies working with their pack attacking humans.
10. Doberman Pinschers
Famous for their agility and tracking abilities, this breed of intelligent dog makes the perfect guard. However, they require a closely monitored training with consistency and patience. Doberman Pinschers are very capable of killing humans. They are very sensitive breed, and can be very aggressive in most cases.