Do you know who is the biggest breeds of dogs in the world. Here is a list of the 25 breeds of dogs that live the longest. Many factors inadvertently come into play when you’re going to categorize a dog breed as ‘dangerous’. The experts differ greatly as to what these factors are. However, it just won’t do to callously typecast a breed like that. Nevertheless, it can’t be helped that some dog breeds have more potential to cause serious harm to a person if the dog were to decide to attack. The list mentioned below takes into consideration the potential of injury that the dog can inflict on a victim. It is important to note however that most dogs are bred with the desire to please their masters. Thus most incidents involving dogs stem from improper training and harsh ownership.
1. Tosa Inu
The Inu is a massive dog with some variations weighing anywhere between 130 to 200 lbs. and can reach heights of 24.5 to 32 inches. Originally bred to be a fighting dog, it is considered dangerous and legally restricted in some countries.
2. American Bandogge
Now this is one strong dog if ever there was one. It’s actually cross breed between an American Pit Bull Terrier and a Neapolitan Mastiff. In spite of its muscular look, the dog was not originally bred for fighting. Nevertheless, some have used it as fighting dog.
4. Cane Corso
The Cane Corso is the muscular one. It can weigh anywhere between 99 to 150 pounds. The breed is known as a true and quite possibly the last of the coursing Mastiffs and is a descendant of the Canis Pugnax, which were dogs used by the Romans in warfare.
5. Bull Terrier
Their large egg shaped heads make them different from all other breeds. Bull Terriers are exceptionally strong dogs with a #1 ranking in pound-for-pound lean muscle tissue. Though not particularly aggressive, the breed is known to have a strong “prey drive” which makes the Bull Terrier a dangerous dog towards smaller animals.
7. Rhodesian Ridgeback
The Ridgeback is essentially from South Africa. The most famous thing about this one is that this dog is known for its ability to keep lions away from prey while the dog’s master makes the kill. This semi-domesticated ridged hunting dog is loyal and intelligent, but is very aloof to strangers. They also require positive reward-training, avoidance of rough treatment and good socialization skills since they can be over-sensitive and may develop an aggressive side.
8. Dogo Argentino
The Dogo Argentino is a large, white, muscular dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boar and puma. The Argentino is exceptionally strong! It is illegal to own a Dogo in the United Kingdom under their Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991.
10. Boer Boel
This large, mastiff dog is a breed from South Africa which was especially bred as a guard dog. These dogs were often a first line of defense against predators and were valuable in tracking and holding down wounded game. Bore Boels are loyal but very protective of their families.
11. Gull Dong
The Gull Dong (also known as the Pakistani Bull Dog) is a cross breed between the Gull Tarrier and the Bully Kutta. Extremely strong and powerful, the Dong was specifically bred as a fighting dog and is known to be very aggressive and difficult to control.
This sight hound hails from Central Africa. They exhibit alertness, curiosity and affection, though they are reserved with strangers. They are the 2nd least trainable of all breed types.
14. St. Bernard
A very large working dog that came from the awesome Swiss and Italian Alps. It was actually bred as a rescue dog. However, just like with other very large dogs, they must be trained to be sociable with strangers and other dogs during their infancy in order to prevent aggressive territorial behavior.
16. American Bulldog
Now this is one muscular dog! It can be very stubborn though. Originally this breed was bred as a working farm utility dog that could catch and hold wild boar and cattle, kill vermin, and guard an owner’s property.
17. Great Dane
The Great Dane is really well known as the German Mastiff or Danish Hound, this breed of domestic dog is famous for its massive size. This breed holds the record for the world’s tallest dog at 44 inches and was originally bred to hunt wild boar and deer in Germany.
19. Fila Brasileiro
The Fila Brasileiro also known as the Brazilian Mastiff is a large dog developed in Brazil. It has great tracking abilities but is an aggressive and impetuous dog. Owing to its size, temperament and potential for aggression, the Brazilian Mastiff has been banned in many countries.
20. Perro de Presa Canario
This large dog was originally bred for working livestock. The name is Spanish which means ‘Canarian catch dog’. Presas require early socialization and obedience training. In some situations, the Presa can be aggressive towards other dogs and suspicious of strangers.
22. Akita Inu
A large spitz breed of dog that originated from mountainous regions of Japan, it is known for its two breed types: the Akita Inu (Japanese Akita) and the Akita (American Akita). Strong, independent and dominant breed, they are affectionate with family members but are aloof with strangers due to their territorial attitude.
Boxers aren’t typically aggressive. A large spitz breed of dog that originated from mountainous regions of Japan, it is known for its two breed types: the Akita Inu (Japanese Akita) and the Akita (American Akita). Strong, independent and dominant breed, they are affectionate with family members but are aloof with strangers due to their territorial attitude.
25. Wolf Hybrid
As the name implies, the Wolf Hybrid also known as the Wolf dog is a cross breed between a dog and a wolf (typically a grey wolf). Dog and a wolf (typically a grey wolf). Consequently, Wolf-dog hybrids are a mixture of genetic traits resulting in less predictable behavior patterns compared to either the wolf or dog.
26. Chow Chow
Though they seem to be distant and independent, this breed of dogs requires staunch attention from their owners if they do not want them to grow aggressive and ill- bred. Consider as high-risks dogs, they are considered as ‘unacceptable’ and may require insurance due to 238 fatalities from dog bites from 1979 to 1998. Though they can be housed in apartments, they need daily physical activities and exercises so as not to become dangerous as pets.
28. Doberman Pinschers
Famed for their alertness, loyalty and intelligence, this breed of dogs is considered to be the best guard dog where they only attack if they are provoked or sense that their family and their property is in danger.
Used to pull sleds in the northern regions and differentiated for their fast pulling style, they were also utilized for sled dog racing and for adventure trekking.
31. Alaskan Malamutes
A breed of dog related to the Siberian Husky, this breed requires daily exercises to be happy, else they will become bored, disobedient and destructive. This large breed of domestic dog can grow from 70 to 100 lbs and are perfect companion for pursuits like carting, mushings, bikejoring, and skijoring.
Rottweilers are a powerful breed with well-developed genetic herding and guarding instincts. As with any breed, potentially dangerous behavior in Rottweilers usually results from irresponsible ownership, abuse, neglect, or lack of socialization and training. Rottweiler is a rather large and powerful dog.
34. German Shepherd
A breed of dogs that originated from Germany, the German Shepherd can weigh as much as 70 to 100 lbs. Known for being intelligent, confident, alert, vigilant, and fearless, the police use them for their K-9 units. It is a large-sized breed belonging to the herding group of working dogs. The German Shepherd requires an active lifestyle, and makes for an ideal companion and protector.
35. Pit bull
The term “Pit bull” encompasses certain breeds of dog from the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Stafford shire bull terrier, the American Stafford shire terrier, and the American Bulldog. In America “Pit bulls” also constitute the majority of dogs used for illegal dog fighting in.
37. Caucasian Ovcharka
The Caucasian Ovcharka also known as the Caucasian Shepherd. The typical Caucasian Ovcharka is assertive, strong-willed and courageous. However, unless properly socialized and trained, the Caucasian Shepherd may exhibit ferocious and unmanageable tendencies since it does not accept people it does not know and has a powerful urge to defend.