A dog’s behavior and personality are usually determined by its upbringing. However, some dog breeds have a bad reputation for being mean and dangerous because of their behavior toward people and other dogs. Experts say that an aggressive dog can become less aggressive with proper training and taming, but one wonders how many people would stoop to buying such a dog. While all dogs are wonderful companions, the breeds in the following sections require a bit more care and training.
1. Bull Terrier
Bull Terriers are easy to spot because they have large heads and lots of lean muscle. Because they want to eat, they often attack animals smaller than them. This gives them a bad reputation as a dangerous breed.
2. Rhodesian Ridgeback
It was believed that this dog originated in South Africa. Lions are known to stay away from people when this dog is around. Nevertheless, you should not mess with this breed. They are only half-tame and do not like strangers. Rhodesian Ridgebacks also need a lot of positive feedback, as they can sometimes be overly sensitive.
The Boerboel, also known as the South African Mastiff, is one of the larger mastiff breeds used to guard homes. However, their size, strength, and personality can be very dangerous. A 59-year-old woman was killed by her bareboat in North Carolina. When police arrived at the home after a 911 call about the incident, the dog was at the door and would not let her in.
4. Pit Bull
Pitbulls are among the most dangerous dogs in the world and many countries have banned their ownership. They need a lot of training and exercise to keep them from becoming aggressive. Here’s the scary story I want to tell you! “A 1991 study found that 94% of pit bull attacks on children were not caused by children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of all dog bite deaths in the United States between 1993 and 1996 were caused by Rottweilers. These figures speak volumes about how aggressive this breed is. A Rottweiler’s bite can be as strong as 1,460 Newton, which is far too strong to believe.
6. Deutscher Schäferhund
Several studies have shown that German Shepherds tend to attack smaller dogs. And when they attack, they bite with a force of more than 1,060 newtons. German Shepherds are often used as police dogs, and for good reason. People who break the law should always be on guard, or better yet, should stop breaking it.
7. Doberman Pinscher
Dobermans have a reputation for not hurting their owners. However, this is not true when it comes to dealing with strangers. Although Dobermans are considered less dangerous, they are still big and strong enough to cause trouble. In the United States, a Doberman killed its owner, an elderly woman, in 2011. This was the last time a Doberman was held responsible for a death.
The Bullmastiff is a big dog, so it makes sense that people are afraid of them. After all, they can weigh up to 130 kilograms. So if you want the Bullmastiff to obey you, you need to train it properly. Because of its behavior, this breed is usually used as a guard dog. So if you want to ensure your safety, you should get a Bullmastiff.
The Husky is best known as a sled dog and is related to the Malamute. Huskies are energetic dogs that have a lot of energy. They were not kept as pets and are designed to work all the time. One may wonder if the expression “work like a dog” comes from how hard huskies work. Between 1979 and 1998, 15 people died in the United States because they were attacked by huskies.
10. Wolf Hybrid
This type of dog is very unpredictable and highly fearful. Socializing a wild animal with a pet carries many risks. In many states, it is even illegal to own wolf-dog mixes to ensure that this does not happen. Between 1979 and 1998, wolf-dog mixes were linked to 14 deaths in the United States, according to the CDC.