Dogs are known to be man's best friend. However, certain dog breeds are recognized to be more "dangerous" than others.
Of course, proper dog training is essential with any dog. But it seems that some dogs are more likely to attack humans instinctively...
Here are 6 breeds that are more likely to be dangerous. Although it doesn't mean that it's impossible to live safely with them if they are well trained.
Why are some dogs considered mean?
Some dogs can exhibit aggressive behavior in specific situations that stress them. For others, it is linked to their breed, origin, or upbringing. A dog that lacks love, wants to protect its territory, becomes possessive, fearful, dominant, or scared is a risk.
So, it is important to avoid generalizing. The goal here is to make informed decisions based on our own reality.
The dogs considered the most dangerous
Some breeds are more prone to aggressive behavior than others. These animals are protective and can become aggressive if their environment or owners are threatened.
Here they are:
1. The Rottweiler
The Rottweiler can be extremely fierce and therefore truly formidable.
2,000 years ago, this breed was in the service of the Roman army and fought alongside the legionnaires.
Certainly, this dog can be trained differently. Many Rottweilers are extremely obedient and love their humans. However, they can attack without hesitation if their family or home is threatened.
2. The Pit-bull
This dog is not cruel, but it is difficult to train. This can explain its bad reputation. It is robust and has an extremely developed jaw. That is why, unfortunately, it is sometimes trained to kill, for dog fights or to protect territory or a house.
Pit-bulls like children and the elderly. But if trained to attack, they can cause serious harm to anything that moves.
When a human feels threatened, they flee. So, they become prey for a dog trained in this way.
But a well-trained dog of this breed will not be so dangerous.
3. The Akita
It may not seem like it, but the Akita can be dangerous depending on its upbringing.
The American Akita is a favored breed because its owners feel protected with it. But it is imperative to provide it with very good training and socialization tools.
4. The Chow Chow
In Chinese, Chow Chow is similar to "Sunshi-quan" ("red lion dog"). It is a magnificent guard dog but has the flaw of becoming nervous too easily. It is a biting dog, the only dog that, when truly angry, bites its master. It is difficult to train and ranks 76th out of 79 in terms of dog intelligence.
5. The Doberman
This dog is an affectionate animal but has the physical capacity to be dangerous if necessary. It is large and has a powerful bite.
It is often seen as aggressive, but it is a loyal protector and will only be threatening if its loved ones are attacked.
6. The German Shepherd
This dog is known for its intelligence. It is often used to work with police officers. It is very attentive to its home and family and takes good care of them.
But a poorly trained or mistreated German Shepherd can be dangerous. Especially if it is trained to attack or when it is very hungry.