When my grandson was a toddler he could open my dogs mouth, stick his hand in, play with his teeth and tongue my dog loves him and he is a huge pitbull. Feel free to have your own opinion. You could say that no people are criminals because no-one in YOUR family is a criminal. German Shepherd. It speaks to the aggressiveness of the dog; not how well it carries out its aggression. She could have easily hurt him very badly but she did not. Studies have shown that it is poor socialization, abuse, neglect and un-neutered males cause 86% of dog involved fatalities. Often, there is a reason behind a Pit Bull attack. Know your dog and act accordingly. I was surprised by this one because in my lifetime, I’ve known many Old English Sheepdogs and they’ve all been lovely animals. According to a study published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Dachshunds rank among the most aggressive dog breeds in terms of aggression against both people and other animals. I would ask their physician. They are just misunderstood. So I would appreciate it if people would stop posting lists like these for their own gain. The Doberman Pinscher is a fearless dog often used in special forces, like the police.Dobermans can weigh up to 100 pounds over other dogs 28 inches tall. If you have a Cocker Spaniel that does not have rage syndrome it is still important to make sure the dog is socialized from a young age. ChihuahuaAndCatLover on November 16, 2019: @Shawn Of course chihuahuas are mean if you KICK THEM! When I think about it now, it makes perfect sense. Too many people get a dog because of how they look or think they are cool without knowing how to handle or train them. They are the sweetest dogs who give kisses galore and would not ever becone aggressive to anyone unless provoked to do so just like any dog! I have 8 dogs and they are all soo nice and so cute they will let anyone pet them. Other dogs may simply be responding out of fear. And only one of my dogs has been at all aggressive, and that was only towards a service man that went into my backyard when I wasn't home. I have 9 chihuahuas and all of them are nice. One must be very careful when training their Pit Bull. They never bite. If you read the bloggers evaluation of this article it states all of what these comments are saying. I am a previuos owner of Doberman, Pitbulls, Huskies and Rottweillers. Dogs from professional breeders who care and take time to find the right match for breeding rarely have aggressive dangerous pups. Maybe the guy tried to some how harm me? 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 a breed they are incredibly resilient physically and emotionally, able greet people with wagging tail and bully grin even after the most horrible abuse. Complete rubbish!!! They are, sadly, often used as fighting dogs because of their natural aggression. Take the pit bull out of the hands of bad owners. My experience has been that it is almost impossible to find a dog or human aggressive Coonhound, Beagle or Flat Coat. I have had two American Eskimos puppies. The dachshund is categorized in the hound group by the AKC. However certain dog breeds naturally possess a very high level of aggression and they are infamously known as ferocious and dangerous dog breeds. If you are going to read it, read the whole thing y'all. Elizabeth Goldie-Scot on September 10, 2019: I am afraid I find your list of aggressive dogs very misleading and not. Jack Russell Terrier 8. I have never had the breed 3 i have a pit bull but hes mixed with lab and hes the sweetest thing u will ever meet will literally lick a kid to death he only shows aggression towards certain 4. But you pay for it. If the parents are even tempered then the pups are as well. If the dog is free of the disease there is little to worry about aside from the neurosis commonly associated with the breed. Some of these dog breeds are actually aggressive but it is all how you train and treat the dogs. These people also tend to be younger and/or inexperienced dog owners that are not ready for what it takes to own a highly intelligent and often quite stubborn breed that can make every single thing a battle of wills if you give in even once, they will expect you to give in again. Spaying/neutering is required. This world is doomed! We’ve not seen aggression towards our family or others. I also don’t subscribe to the old “can’t teach an old dog new tricks” rule. English Mastiff. Most of these comments are avidly argueing the same points that are made in the conclusion and saying how the author did bad reaserch or doesn't know what they are talking about. 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds in the world Almost all dog breeds in the world irrespective of their size are capable of being aggressive towards anything they feel that’s threatening them. I have experienced a lot of mean dogs and I train them to be really nice to be cute dogs. However people do not get Dobermans, Rottweilers, Pitbulls, German Shepherds, etc because they want something cute and cuddly. Yes, It is also important to properly train and socialize any and every dog. Germany isn’t euthanizing over a million pit bulls every year like the US. They are in an unfamiliar setting and don't know where they are or what is going on. i was walking on the side walk and it was on a leash and attacked me. This study is bogus and these people should own these breeds before making a hasty decision. Apple head chihuahuas are aggressive, i have a deer head chihuahua and she's not aggressive or mean at all ,just thought i'd leave this comment.There are different breeds of chihuahuas and not all of them are mean, apple heads gave them a bad reputation, this is so fake I have had a chow chow a husky and a german shepard and they are the sweetest animals ever. Others can be especially dangerous because of … I too agree with your assessment, figs artemperaments are a testament to how they are raised and since every one is the same same but different, ie. 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. They are bred as fighting dogs, and therefore, they are highly aggressive and can only be handled by experienced dog owners. They're trying to defend themselves. Play time is awesome and relax time is the best. Cane Corso. Of course she was trained as a Service Dog, however, they didn’t train her to catch me when I fell, or put me on my bed & cover me up, or tuck me up like a burrito & lay on me until I was done having a seizure so I couldn’t hurt myself, or wake me up or alert me during the day when it was medication time..... so so many things my angel just decided she wanted to do for me out of pure amazing love. It does not. However, pit bulls have 86.7% temperament passing rate which is lower than canines such as Chihuahua, Border collie or Beagle. I also found no temperament testing on them. The Std Poodles were neutral with everything. Sure they might have a strong prey drive, but my Chihuahua did too. The Jack Russell terrier breed is not recognized by the AKC due to opposition of the breed's parent societies. I would like to say that your article was very well written and it seems thoroughly researched. Most Dangerous Dog Breeds / Cane Corso – Bite force 700 PSI. @Laurel: The article is NOT inaccurate. However, if it ever came to protecting their family they would. I am saying this as someone who has bred and worked with Bully breeds for over 15 years. The American Staffordshire terrier originated in England, in the Staffordshire region, thus its name. But again that's just me. I do not agree with your assessment. There seems to be no explainable reason sometimes. They’re spirited, full of energy and far more adorable than anything on this planet should be allowed to be. the best examples are their use as guard dogs or police dogs. Chow Chow Puppy (image via thedailypuppy.com). Aggressiveness is especially true for small size dogs. BOTH of them are well mannered, housebroken since 3 months of age and have the best temperment for "aggressive" dogs. She just scared him half to death. Not a pup. If you have the time and patience to put into proper training though, you can have a great little buddy in the Jack Russell. This behavior includes barking, biting, lunging, snarling, etc. Pit bulls maim and kill more people than all other breeds combined. Chihuahua's are loving creatures and they only attack to OTHER PEOPLE WHEN THEY SENSE DANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, don't accuse somebody of this until you read the whole post, thank you. It’s impossible to find an apartment if you own a German Shepherd dog. Firstly, surveys don't exclude the people who've had bad pet experiences but comment sections like this do. It is legally banned in many countries due to the aggressive nature of the breed. For that reason, it is your job to make sure your Pit Bull feels as safe, secure and loved as possible. They can also be especially suspicious – and therefore, more likely to attack – strangers. They are normally good-natured with children, but because of their size and energy level, they are not recommended for families with very small children. German Shepherd. I was surprised because he was threatening her with a screwdriver. Dachshunds, my parents owned them for years and bred them, as a kid they were my brother and my constant companions, and while I moved on to GSD'S my brother stuck with the Dachshund, I agree 100 percent with a couple of comments Dachy's are the sweetest of dogs, they are willful and require consistent training, again it's the owner not the dog, we have owned combined in our family from Collies (Scotch and Border) to Dachy's to GSD'S and bitzas never had a bad one, one must ask why all our dogs have been great and TBH most peoples dogs are sweet and great and only a few a in the news for bad behaviour, the answer is simple it is the people who own them. Strong guidance and firm training are required to have a well-mannered chow chow. I cannot believe you rate chihuahua and dachshund more aggressive that a pit bull. Shameful! Because this isnt accurate, I’m sure you like to write but this article i think Is just ridiculous. The Doberman Pinscher is listed by the AKC as a medium-sized dog in the working group. Overall great article in my opinion with data to back up the claims. Pitbulls 4. 1. There is a breed out there for everyone. But the only thing she did was corner him in the backyard and keep him there until I got home 45 minutes later. It has also been noted that they do not have good peripheral vision, so they can be easily startled. This article reveals the supposed top four dangerous dog breeds in the United States. The Wolf Hybrid is the most common wolf-type dog breed. 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. Jack Russell Terrier 20 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds 1. they only bark when they don't know who's at the door. Compare an aggressive chihuahua to that of an aggressive APBT. They are also known as being the smallest dogs in the world. Dogs are registered every year with the govt and transfer of ownership is greatly restricted. These people act like these dogs that they have on their list is a wild animal. They are very protective of their owners and have been known to become extremely aggressive when/if someone gets to close to their owner. This is exactly why I have him: home invasions have been a bit of a problem in my part of the world in the last few years, and I know for sure that anyone intending to come into our house and do us harm would have to get past him first. They have little patience and are not very tolerant with children. I had a standered wire haired dachshund Lola for 13 who had a lovely nature and was wonderful with children of all ages. Dalmatian 6. but they are not. The number of dogs tested per breed varies greatly, so the percentages may be skewed. So if a certain breed is commonly considered to have an "aggressive" personality, it could point to the type of person who tends to own that specific breed (e.g. I have a 9 year old long haired chihuahua and a 3 year old jack terrier. These dogs were puppies when I got them and were raised with my children and other pets...didn’t matter. 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. I think you need to do you research again. She had a serious problem with barking and tearing things apart. The most aggressive dog breeds on this list can still be great pets as long as you take the time to understand what they really need. 10 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds: Temperament Ratings and Information 1. Every single dog is different. Yes, they can be mean, but it's usually because they are defending someone or something or are in pain! They are a sensitive breed but they can make wonderful pets, as long as you do your homework before you bring your new puppy home. *Despite appearing on many "aggressive dogs" lists, everything I have researched tells me that they are good with children. If raised properly, the Rottweiler can be a loving, affectionate and loyal companion that also makes an excellent guard dog. It should be a privilege and if owners can’t behave as if it is, they should stick to guppies. Failing to properly train a Pit Bull or not giving this naturally aggressive breed what it needs to be happy increases the chance of attack and only adds to the stigma attached to what can really be a gentle, loyal and loving friend. “Dangerous” breeds like pit bulls are not actually more aggressive towards people than any other dog breed on their own, as we saw in the dog aggression study. I have a very large (80kg) German shepherd, who's extremely friendly to people when we're out for a walk, but very protective of the house and his "pack" when he's at home. :) hard to believe but true. Dear Lady, I’m afraid your list is flawed. They match two aggressive dogs, hoping for more aggressive pups. One is raised poorely and one is not, they are gonna be nearly totally different people. This small dog breed originated in Germany in the 17. No good breeder would be offended by being questioned about their dogs, or by asking to meet their dogs away from the pups. Celebrity dog behaviorist Cesar Milan is one such person who is against breed-labeling. The best thing people can do is research the breed you are interested in and what it takes to work with them, then to adopt from a rescue or shelter.