Rottweilers can be rather aloof and do not accept strangers easily. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on May 25, 2020: I am not familiar with the Kangal Shepherd, but after doing some research on them, I would not be inclined to add them to my list. Corgis, possibly the cutest dog breed in existence. Now finally my favorite breed of dog i was raised aroud rottweilers from around 11 till i was sixteen and my stepdads brother who owned two fought them but guess what u messed with one of us kids and it was your ass they were the most sweet natured and down to earth dogs and smart as a whip the only thing that would make me hesitate in buying one is they keep a skin disease and they have breathing problems... so there u have it yes i do believe these most aggressive dogs do tend to turn more but when we hear these stories we dont get the whole truth we dont know what provoked that rottweiler or pitt to turn on its owner u think the owner is gonna tell u the whole truth about it naw they aint i believe amd this is my experience with these two breeds is that i bet alot of these cases the dog was either abused or mistreated something had to provoke these dogs to attack no animal not even rottys or pits are gonna turn for no reason i just don't believe that mostly the only reason people fear pits is because of their jaw pressure which makes me hesitate but the pit i got and hes three years old i would trust with my life and any kids life hes loyal good guardian over me and my boyfriend and the only time he shows aggression is when he has to by like me being home by myself amd someone drives up but after he gets their scent hes goes back to his mellow self thats every dogs instinct u show these dog breeds alot of love and affection they will do the same back to u that's just my opinion. As you know, this would make them most likely fail the test. They've been great with cats and other dogs. POSSIBLY tiny terrors. Photo: Katrina_S Final Thoughts on the Most Aggressive Dogs. Don't attack the lady writing this article because you didn't read the whole thing. If you've ever had a child or pet savaged by a dog, you're probably not on here. They each have their own personalities. The have medium-length hair and a double coat. However they did nothing about people who are dangerous and aggressive and who would eagerly want to have a pit bull and mistreat it until it becomes aggressive. And in one of the most ambitious attempts, geneticists in a 2016 study have managed to map out canine fear and aggression across several hundred breeds using genomewide association. Today, they're becoming popular as police dogs. They are the most commonly used canine in the military as well as the police force. Dobermans are VERY smart and they are strong-willed and they need a firm NOT, (and I stress this) abusive hand. This was a very comprehensive article and the author deserves credit for backing up her findings with real statistics. I’m actually surprised and happy bull terriers are not first on this list and how less than half of them came up as aggressive! Shameful! I have had Chow Chows for 30 years. The American Staffordshire Terrier i find that very misleading they are considered nanny dogs because of how well they temperament is with children, i have one, he is the sweetest thing so your telling me there monsters but yet, he plays with kittens and ferrets all days and has a love for other animals. This group of dogs is the breed most often used for dog fighting to this day, which adds to the stigma of them being one of the most aggressive dogs by nature. Staffys ARE NOT catergorized/classifyed as pibbles and no dog is aggressive its always how you raise it, you can have two "bad tempermented" dogs and if you raise the pup differently than the parents, then that pup is different. Dog breeds like the Doberman pinschers, Staffordshire bull terrier, Great Danes, German Shepherds, and Pit bull get a worse reputation than other breeds of dogs based on their appearance, size, and loud voice. Not everyone should own a pittie. So petty! The origin of the Doberman goes back to Germany, where a man by the name of Karl Louis Doberman is credited with developing this breed. If you are uncertain about a pit bull's pedigree, do a background check before you choose it as a family pet. My husband wants to bring home a young Jack Russell Terrier. With a high prey drive, they do not do well with most other small pets. Honestly, it is possible that a simple report in the media regarding a breed may be enough to cause an official at an insurance company to decide that a breed is dangerous. The best dogs I ever had. There seems to be no explainable reason sometimes. As with any dog, inherited characteristics from the parents and life experience will have a bearing on an individual’s personality. I’ve had huskies and my male was way more aggressive then my female, to the point I could not be around him with my children around. While several dog breeds are considered "aggressive" but there's more to each individual dog's story than general breed traits. Dogs are not mean there are only mean on how the owner treats them and trains them. Pitbull is a name for a large variety of dogs, all of whom are closely related but are not the same dog breed. The “Russell” terriers are all very energetic and stubborn dogs. Rottweilers are listed as large-sized dogs in the working group. We’ve not seen aggression towards our family or others. 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. They are extremely protective of their families and properties, which is what puts them on the list of the most aggressive dog breeds. These dogs were puppies when I got them and were raised with my children and other pets...didn’t matter. 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. This dog is still used on farms in South Africa today. Any breed can cause trouble. The point I'm making is that the behaviour of dogs, are the direct result of their training. Some time in awhile I would love to have another one. Any dog can become aggressive under specific circumstance. (People take priority over pets any day) and you can argue that the child was bothering the dog and it was her fault.. blah blah blah. If you read the bloggers evaluation of this article it states all of what these comments are saying. Any one having them as companions are not "namby pambies"! Aggressive Small Breed Dogs – Tiny Terrors. They are not as there are some differences. My friend owns a pit bull that is dog aggressive but raised vrry well. The American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, the Bull Terrier and the Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier all fall into this category. The most dangerous breed: ”humans” who either don’t know what they are getting into when they get a certain breed and therefore don’t care or train it properly OR dog-breeders who are not careful and breed dogs who have negative traits. The percentage listed under each breed indicates the number of dogs that have passed the temperament test based on the total number of dogs tested for that breed. ), I love huskies and me and my brother have 5. All rights reserved. He is a big gentle giant. Once away from the presence of the person they fear, they really have no training or controls. Overall, the researchers suggest training your dog well and early on to avoid any problems with aggression—regardless of what breed you’ve got. In contrast, living with a dog who has recurring ear infections and bites family members when they try to medicate her can be stressful and unpleasant. They are just misunderstood. They do not like strangers, and therefore make good guard dogs. They require a ton of exercise and stimulation. Compare an aggressive chihuahua to that of an aggressive APBT. It goes without saying that this breed will be unpredictable due to their high prey drive. Supporting and strengthening traits such as independence, intelligence, and aggressive tendencies is common among this breed. I think it is territorial. It's absolutely essential that a Saint Bernard is socialized and trained from puppyhood to prevent (to an extent) this dog from becoming one of the most aggressive dog breeds. TheWinstonChurchill on November 08, 2019: Odd how often “research” doesn’t equal any truth or advancement of knowledge. A list of the most dangerous dogs in Ohio. The Boxer is another protective breed and will thrive when trained and exercised properly. Just because a certain breed has landed on this list, however, does not mean that they would not make good family pets given the right owners and training. It was really awesome. The assertions that specific breeds of dog (and all individuals within those breeds) will be aggressive are unsubstantiated by scientific studies. Omg apparently noone reads the article before commenting! It was found that a dog's size and body-weight has a direct correlation to aggression (8), with medium and small breeds being most aggressive (9); a dog owner's personality was a determining factor with some breeds but not others (10), and breeds that are carriers of chr18 chondrodysplasia mutations were also found to be more fear-aggressive (11). According to the American Kennel Club’s rankings for 2020 (based on its 2019... © 2020 My boy only ate it when I gave it to him, and he does that all the time. Dogs tend to become aggressive after they experience some sort of psychological trauma. This dog is patience personified, and in its face we see this reflected, which is why the boxer is considered one of the least aggressive dog breeds.This is one of the less active dog breeds and is perfect for those owners who do not want too much exercise. Individuals who want to possess aggressive dogs will always find a way to do so—ban or regulate one breed, and another will rise in popularity to take its place. Pits require a strong owner who will be the alpha in the relationship, setting boundaries, etc. I currently have my 4th and 5th ones. Chihuahua's are loving creatures and they only attack to OTHER PEOPLE WHEN THEY SENSE DANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He did ok with the kids but then turned on my 5 year old girl. Turquoise, my Angel Doberman, has been my Amazing Service Dog for 6 yrs now. And dogs revert to instinct rather than using owner determined rules of behavior. Not everyine should own a dog and if you do, then take it as serious as raising a child. There are, however, some more aggressive dog breeds that might be prone to nipping, jumping, and being super protective. I do not fully agree with the percentages provided by the American Temperament Test Society, because the number of dogs tested per breed is not the same. animals are human too some of them just can talk. The number of dogs tested per breed varies greatly, so the percentages may be skewed. Thirdly, have owned Shih Tzus and Dobermans for 25 years. Because of their assertiveness, they are not recommended for first-time dog owners. Every dog breed is different. A fearful dog can easily develop aggressive behavior. I have a 9 year old long haired chihuahua and a 3 year old jack terrier. All dogs are special in their own way. Again, this is information that I have compiled from many sources, as well as from personal experience. I have owned a mini wire haired dachshund , a chihuahua and a Yorkshire terrier. Labs and Pits tested as the 2 nicest breeds. Yes, when a pit bull bites it can be deadly, they do a lot of damage. They are definitely all little a-holes in their own right. Not a pup. This is 100% correct. It's up to the puppy mommy and daddy to shape their personality to be a beautiful thing and not a thing of evil. I know Shih Tzus are not on the list. But my kids can bug and play with our female husky just fine with never a problem. They are included in the toy group of dogs and range from 4 to 6 pounds. Dog Breed. Think about the qualities that you need in a pet and stick to breeds that are likely to have those qualities. They come, bite your foot, you kick them and they go away. @Laurel: The article is NOT inaccurate. not have asked for a sweeter natured dog who loves every body. People get scared when they see him, but he had never ever shown aggression towards a human and he will wag his tale and go with anyone. Matt Shaw from United States on November 08, 2019: Not all are aggressive mine is mot aggressive at all, In my experience chihuahuas are the worst. The only problem is he can get pretty aggressive when he sees a dog that’s approaching him. Any dog can become aggressive if not cared for or trained properly. I have a chow chow, she is the most loving dog. It does not. Much of it comes down to learning how to train our own dogs from when we get them, and how to interpret dog behaviour. That was a mistake. It should be a privilege and if owners can’t behave as if it is, they should stick to guppies. The Chis and Doxies were extremely confrontational with dogs and humans. But he doesn’t do that all the time, he’s nearly 3 and after a bit of training his trauma seems to fade away and he’s not as aggressive as he used to be towards other dogs. In this study, aggressive dog-breed owners scored higher in the personality trait of psychoticism, which is marked by anger, hostility and aggression. I have a pit bull that is friendly towards everything with a heart beat. We now separate them as much as possible. It's understandable but most people don't understand how self-selection works. It is important to recognize the power of a strong breed, like the pit bull, the Cane Corso, and the Mastiff. She could have easily hurt him very badly but she did not. I have a jack Russel terrier mix he sleeps on pillows he is not any where close to aggressive. Which bears to mind - the real aggressive animal here is - Man. If... Egypt is home to some of the oldest dog breeds in the world. A temperament of a Husky is very close to that of the wolf, which can make them unpredictable. The Wolf Hybrid is the most common wolf-type dog breed. An owner plays a significant role in dominance aggression because 40% of dominance … I think some people on here are being a little harsh. We don't need to be perpetrating any type of breed tension with dogs. That can be said of a few breeds though. Even Sheila misses this point, and of course it's understandable, but owning a hundred dogs is ZERO substitute for collecting statistical information about the other hundreds of thousands or millions of a particular breed out there. This dog was bred for big game hunting such as puma and boar. Breeds with the lowest percentages are ones that frequently showed signs of aggression, panic, or extreme shyness during the test. (They're called velcro dogs for a reason) I personally have never had an overly aggressive Doberman. Possibly. You can’t just give away or sell the dog. However, as everyone else has stated the owner makes the dog. The dogs on this list are sorted in order of lowest to highest percent of dogs that passed the temperament test conducted by the American Temperament Test Society. Time should at the very least be split evenly between being held/carried and walking on their own on a leash. They are really beautiful canines, but tend to be a bit on the wild side for a family living in the suburbs. Sure they might have a strong prey drive, but my Chihuahua did too. Firstly, surveys don't exclude the people who've had bad pet experiences but comment sections like this do. The Dalmatian can be reserved with other dogs and needs to be socialized at an early age. Who wouldn’t want such a special friend to live with us longer? Complete rubbish!!! Dobermans with the exceptional few aren’t aggressive. My other friend own 2 German shepherds that are very friendly and placid. Even though they are known for their good deeds in movies and reality, are one of the best rescue dogs, Saint Bernards actually have high levels of aggression. Originating from Central Africa, the Basenji is a sight hound. Boerboel dog breed originates from South Africa where it was bred to guard farms and livestock from lions and leopards. But experts say that they're one of the most aggressive dogs. Pit bulls are also wonderful it is how the owner raises them. The breed originated in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, thus its name. If a dog doesn't know how to approach another dog it could lead to problems. For example, this may occur if a dog is backed into a corner with no way out or if he thinks a hand raised over its head means he is going to get hit. As a community, we can prevent dog aggression. The only reason Pitbulls are on here is because of there reputation i'm telling you now pits are big baby's that love people and attention. Well I have to say that my little miniature long hair dachshund is sweet most the timeline. Akitas should be on this list too. Sorted by most aggressive to least aggressive based on percentages by the American Temperament Test Society (ATTS). More than 900 cities currently have some form of breed-specific legislation. Reasons for that are of psychological nature. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on June 18, 2020: Sophie Hill from Michigan on June 10, 2020: Well researched article, Sheila. It is, as you mentioned, far worse when a pit bull decides to get aggressive. Maybe the guy tried to some how harm me? As someone who worked as a vet tech for 15 years I agree with most of the dogs on this list, especially the chihuahua, Dalmatian, chow, rottie, and husky. It is not the dog breed that makes it mean. He loves people alot too. Milan strongly believes that "the most dangerous dog in the world is the one that has been made that way by a human.". Sheila Brown has done her research and explained the criteria (the temperament test) she's used to produce this list, but most of these posts are petty and biased... We get it - you love your dog breed - and that's cool, but just because your mutt is harmless doesn't mean the breed is suitable for an environment with children, unsocialized and untrained... get some objectivity people! 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