Our The Most Dangerous Dog Breeds interactive top nine list at most09.com. Aggressive breeds are not just the fierce looking ones. Dogs with a “cute” or “pretty” appearance can hide unstable temperament that show up in the most unexpected situations. A difference must be made between aggressive and dangerous breeds. Puppies like the Chihuahua or the Jack Russel Terrier have quite a temper but are not really dangerous. This top is about dog breeds that can be a threat to the life and integrity of other animals or people.
1. Caucasian Shepherd
These are bold and courageous dogs. But if not carefully trained, the dogs of this breed become uncontrollable and may develop ferocious behavior. Their inner need to protect the master can turn into aggressiveness towards strangers.
Their fierceness in dogfights has brought this breed world fame. In fact, the Pitbull especially “designed” to fight other dogs. Though generally obedient to the owner, this breed can get really aggressive with unknown people.
3. German Shepherd
This is a very balanced breed in terms of intelligence, force and courage. The German Shepherd tends to become overprotective with the family and, by consequence, distrustful of strangers.
This is a breed perfectly equipped for watching jobs. It is a calm and confident dog but becomes aggressive when abused, neglected or lacks training and social interaction.
5. Alaskan Malamute
Though Malamutes are usually friendly dogs, they become highly destructive when not properly stimulated. Their environment requires large spaces as they constantly need to play and move.
This Nordic breed is one of the most resilient of its race, traditionally used to pull heavy loaded sledges. Their highly developed predator instinct is what makes them dangerous when provoked, or bored.
A loyal and intelligent dog, the Doberman is the “standard” breed used as watchdog. Dogs of this breed become aggressive only when provoked but tend to be unfriendly to strangers and other dogs.
8. Chow Chow
In spite of its cute looks, statistically, it has been reportedly involved in numerous aggressive incidents over the years. So it has received a high risk label. It is a dog that asks for owner’s continuous attention and becomes aggressive if it doesn’t get it.
9. Wolf-Dog Hybrids
The term is used to describe a breed that is part domestic, part wolf. Because of its very genetic heritage, half-savage, dogs in this class have very hard to predict behaviors and reactions.