12 Dangerous Dogs In The World

Introducing: Dangerous Dogs In The World. Dogs have been regarded as man’s best friend, But some are harmful. Here are the 12 most dangerous dogs in the world.

They are the most loyal animals to have around humans as they can be very playful, funny, sociable and clever. However, in many situations, many dogs which are friendly can be as deadly and dangerous as they are playful and harmless. But what could trigger a dog to become very dangerous?

When a dog attacks, they are capable of causing unimaginable damage and pain to their victims. While some breeds are easy to tame and control in moments of danger, others can exhibit dangerous reactions and cause fatalities.

It is no doubt that every dog naturally can exhibit aggressive tendencies, but proper nurture, care, and training can play a very vital role in turning them into loving and loyal companions. This is so because of depending on the dog’s upbringing, temperament and circumstances, any dog can become a threat.

Note that, just because we list them as dangerous doesn’t mean they can’t be friendly or lovable. Our list of 12 most dangerous dogs breeds is based on the potential of a dog to cause serious injury to a victim.

Most Dangerous Dogs Of All Time

12. Chow Chow

Dangerous Dogs

Chow Chows don’t really look scary or threatening because of their cute and cuddly, soft-toy appearance. This bred of dog can become quite a danger to strangers if they are ill-bred because they can be very overprotective of their owners. Originally from Northern China, they are referred to as ‘Songshi-Quan’in Chinese, which means “puffy-lion dog”.

This 50 to 70 lbs Chow Chow are hairy giant dogs which require staunch attention from their owners if they do not want them to grow aggressively.

Over the years, the chow dog breed is responsible for about 238 bites from 1979 to 1998, making them a high-risk breed and considered as unacceptable’ which requires insurance. In order to avoid aggression and over-protectiveness from these dog breed, continuous socialization as early as possible could allow the dog to adjust.

11. Great Danes

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Great Danes belong to the group of some of the most sensitive and emotional dogs. They become very gentle and calm if they are given the right training and care they require. But, if they are not trained and socialized from an early age, they can become very dangerous and deadly when provoked, considering their massive body height and weight.

10. Boxer

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Boxers naturally have an aggressive look. But as aggressive as they look, this breed of dogs belong to the bright, playful and energetic group of dogs.

They are fun with children and they love to play and work. But be advised that this breed is equally as dangerous as they are playful. They have one of the strongest and powerful head, making them capable of delivering very powerful bites and could cause fatalities when they attack.

9. The Wolf Hybrid

Dangerous Dogs

The wolf hybrid is a cross breed dog between a domestic dog and a wolf. However, the result of this experiment can be unpredictable as some of the dogs could exhibit some traits of their wildness and fear-induced aggressive tendencies.

The wolf hybrid is restricted in some states and cities. This means, many states have made it illegal to own a wolf dog.

8. Kangal


Kangals are a large member of the mastiff family. They were originally used as sheepdogs and are strong enough to ward off some very dangerous predators such as wolves and bears. Kangals are very protective of their owners but are very gentle and friendly.

However, these gentle giants can be very dangerous to anyone who threatens them or anything within their care, with their massive size and a 743 PSI bite force.

7. Doberman Pinschers

Doberman Pinschers

This breed of dogs is considered to be the best guard dogs, famed for their alertness, loyalty, and intelligence. This dogs only attack at a command or if they are provoked or sense the danger of their family or property.

They can exhibit aggressive behaviors too, but such behavior is very low towards their owners. Their large size end strength can also make them very dangerous.

6. Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

As beautiful and adorable as they may look, the Alaskan malamute can turn out to be very aggressive when they are bored. They require constant activities to keep them working.

They are a very playful and friendly breed. They have really high-prey drives, which means that they are prone to attack smaller animals. Malamutes according to a study in the University of Texas, are responsible for five fatal dog bites in the United States from 1966 to 1980.

5. Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

Huskies are similar to the malamutes, both in appearance and performance. They are both primarily used as sled dogs. Huskies are very energetic and athletic dogs. They are so adorable, you will find it hard to believe that they can cause any harm.

However, However, due to their predator instinct, they are very dangerous to smaller animals and can be very destructive if bored. The Siberian Huskies were responsible for over 15 maulings between 1979 and 1998 in the United States.

4. Bull Mastiff

Bull Mastiff
Bull Mastiff is among the most dangerous dogs in the world

Bullmastiffs, like the name suggests, are a cross breed between bulldogs and mastiffs. They are very large and could stand as tall as 27 inches at the shoulder and weigh more than 100 pounds.

They were bred and used by gamekeepers during the 19th century to stop poachers. These big dogs can get really attached to their owners, but can still turn out to be very deadly and dangerous if they are not properly socialized.

3. German Shepherd

German Shepherd Dangerous Dogs
German Shepherd is the 3rd most Dangerous Dog in the world

They are my personal favourites, very obedient, loyal and playful. They are the ideal guard dogs and are mostly used by the Police Force. However, these dogs were originally used to herd sheep and guard against dangerous predators like wolfs and bears.

They’ve been around for more than a century, and they thrive on protecting their owners and loved ones. They are also dangerous too, and are responsible for over 19 recorded fatalities in 17 years.

2. Rottweiller

Rottweiller Dangerous Dogs
Rottweiller is the 2nd most dangerous dogs in the world

Rottweilers are a very dangerous dog breed. To get them to behave really calm and playful requires a lot of time, devotion and attention from their masters or owners.

They are a very powerful breed and can be really cruel when provoked. They have a funny sense of not liking other dogs and strangers too. They are commendably very smart and can deliver an extremely powerful bites force of about 1,180–1,460 newtons.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rottweilers were responsible for half of all deaths caused by dog bites in the United States between the years of 1993 and 1996.

1. Pitbull

Pitbull is the most dangerous dogs in the world | Image credit: Litle Pups

Pitbulls are not just aggressive, they are the most dangerous dog breeds there is. Pitbulls are already responsible for over 22 deaths so far in the United States this year.

This very dangerous dog breeds are great fighters and have been used for many dog fights. Pitbull often attracts the worst kind of owners because of their power. Especially people who are only interested in breeding the dogs for competition in the ring.
But this dog breed is not all dangerous and aggressive from the origin as they were once considered especially non-aggressive to any people. But their reputation today has changed because of unscrupulous breeders and irresponsible owners.

As a matter of fact, Pit Bulls are usually confident, public-oriented dogs which develop a strong feeling of dependence on their masters.

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David Samuel

David Samuel is the Senior Writer for Porumba. He is a writer, Economist and loves research.

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