Top 10 most dangerous dog breeds in the world

In this rating, we would like to tell you about the ten most dangerous dogs in the world. Some of them have more potential to cause serious harm to human health. 1 min

Dog Breeds

It is important to note that more often than not, dogs are wonderful pets, very friendly towards people. They are smart, sociable, it is interesting to play with them both for adults and children, but under certain circumstances, even peaceful and calm animals can show aggression and become angry, and some dog breeds, in this regard, pose a more significant danger.

  1. 1 Pit bull

    Pit Bull

    • Country of Origin: USA
    • Height at the withers: 45-56 cm
    • Bodyweight: 14-36 kg

    The most dangerous dog breed in the world is the Pit Bull. This is a cross between a terrier and a bulldog. They have a fairly large body size and well-developed muscles. There are two types of these animals - with a predominance of external traits from a terrier or a bulldog. 

    There are many conflicting opinions about pit bulls: on the one hand, these dogs have excellent fighting qualities; on the other hand, they say that pit bulls are loyal comrades and reliable protectors. Despite the legends that envelop this breed of dogs, characterizing it as unusually ferocious and cruel, by their nature they are kind, friendly, and cheerful animals.

  2. 2 Rottweiler


    • Country of origin: Germany
    • Height at the withers: 56-68 cm
    • Bodyweight: 42-50 kg

    Rottweilers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. They are very powerful, well-built animals with strong jaws, energetic, courageous, and assertive in nature. The main credo of the Rottweilers is the protector. 

    As a rule, representatives of this breed are very suspicious of strangers, because most often, Rottweilers tend to obey only one person, and in cases where the owner is in danger, they become aggressive and angry and, attacking, can cause serious wounds.

  3. 3 Bull Terrier

    Bull Terrier

    • Country of Origin: Germany
    • Height at the withers: 40-55 cm
    • Bodyweight: 20-35 kg

    The breed of these dogs traces its history from England in the 19th century. The Bull Terrier is a mixture of classic English Bulldogs and Terriers. As a result, these animals acquired an intimidating appearance (especially the head), which cannot be confused with any other breed of dog. 

    With a friendly upbringing, Bull Terriers become loyal companion dogs and, usually, do not show aggression towards people. The boules are very active and require long walks and games. These dogs have very powerful muscles, an incredibly strong jaw, and have a so-called “death grip”. Also, remember that bull terriers don't get along well with other animals, including dogs.

  4. 4 German boxer

    German Boxer

    • Country of Origin: Germany
    • Height at the withers: 53-63 cm
    • Bodyweight: 25-30 kg

    The ancestors of this breed are English Bulldogs and an extinct species - Bullenbeisers. Physically, Boxers are strong, stocky, with a powerful square-shaped head and an extremely strong jaw. Their frightening and aggressive appearance does not at all speak about their character. 

    In fact, they are not angry at all, but on the contrary - energetic and playful dogs (the most playful among guard breeds) with a calm temperament. Perfectly trainable and get along well with children.

  5. 5 Caucasian Shepherd Dog

    Caucasian Shepherd Dog

    • Country of Origin: Russia
    • Height at the withers: 64-75 cm
    • Bodyweight: 40-80 kg

    Caucasian” is one of the most popular dogs in Russia. They are powerful dogs of large size, fearless and resolute. Depending on the length of the coat, there are three types: short, medium, and long. Easy enough to train. In our country, they are loved for their excellent watchdog qualities, endurance, and ingenuity. Like most guard breeds, they are extremely wary of strangers.

  6. 6 Dobermann


    • Country of origin: Germany
    • Height at the withers: 63-72 cm
    • Bodyweight: 32-45 kg

    Often, it is used as a service, because by nature, Dobermans have well-developed guarding qualities. Outwardly, the dogs have an elegant physique, one might even say high-ampere, but at the same time, they are powerful, strong, and hardy. Dobermans have a friendly disposition and are good with children. However, dogs of this breed have an explosive temperament, therefore, in the event of aggression and anger, they represent a potential danger.

  7. 7 Chow Chow

    Chow Chow 1

    • Country of Origin: China
    • Height at the withers: 46-56 cm
    • Bodyweight: 20-32 kg

    Dogs of this breed, in appearance, look very nice and cute, such as "fluffy lumps", in principle, it is, but there are some nuances. The Chow Chow has a rather melancholic character, they seem measured and slightly distant, but do not forget that this is one of the most dangerous dog breeds in the world. 

    They are wary of strangers and do not particularly like it when non-family members are persistently trying to pet them. Therefore, with the Chow Chow, you need to be careful and extremely careful. Their outwardly apparent calmness can instantly cease and the dog will become angry and aggressive.

  8. 8 German Shepherd

    German Shepherd

    • Country of Origin: Germany
    • Height at the withers: 55-65 cm
    • Bodyweight: 22-40 kg

    The German Shepherd is well known all over the world, including thanks to the famous American film K-9: Dog Job. These animals can be described as excellent companions and guards. German Shepherds are a physically strong and fearless dog breed. They need an active lifestyle and are always happy to walk and play. 

    Despite the fact that shepherd dogs are quite balanced and intelligent, it is worth remembering that in a rage they can cause serious harm to a person. Unlike others, German Shepherds are able to find a common language and obey several owners, which makes them indispensable as service dogs.

  9. 9 Perro de Presa Canario

    Perro De Presa Canario

    • Country of Origin: Spain
    • Height at the withers: 56-68 cm
    • Bodyweight: 45-60 kg

    This is a breed of shepherd and guard dogs. Has a strong build. Despite its threatening appearance, which reads enormous strength and power, it is not particularly aggressive. Perro de Presa Canarios are very balanced, strongly attached to their master, and they treat strangers with suspicion, which they demonstrate by becoming in a decisive pose. With an immediate threat to their owner, they will rush to their defense with lightning speed.

  10. 10 Siberian Husky

    Siberian Husky

    • Country of Origin: Russia
    • Height at the withers: 50-60 cm
    • Bodyweight: 15-28 kg

    Husky, originally meant "Eski" abbreviation from the name of the people living in the Far East - the Eskimos. This is a sled dog breed with a peaceful and lively disposition. With proper upbringing, huskies are almost under any circumstances unable to harm a person, by the way, only 4 breeds of dogs can boast of such good nature. 

    Huskies will be great companions and make friends with all family members. But with all the merits, problems may arise with keeping these dogs in the apartment. They need to pay a lot of attention to walk for a long time (physical activity is necessary), to develop their thinking with the help of various games. 

    Considering the above, the Siberian Husky cannot be called aggressive in any way, but this does not mean that it is not capable, under certain circumstances, of posing a danger to humans.

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