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Beware of these 25 most dangerous dog breeds I Top 10 Lists & facts

Previously on listcult we presented you a list whereby we voted dogs as the most adored animals in the world. But now there is a twist in the tale, some dogs can even become so ferocious that they can turn to attack their own masters. Some of the experts believe that the extent of their dangerous nature is due to various factors like improper ownership and harsh treatment.

25. Cane Corso

Trust me , I never wanted to put this one on the list until I came to know the following. With dark liquid eyes and a sad face, this one really looks like a saint. But here we go, it is the descendant of Canis Pugnax, which were dogs used by the Romans in warfare. It may even bite or kill but no one may doubt looking at its innocent face. Weighing between 99-150 pounds, owners beware before adopting him.

24. Tosa Inu

Weighing between 130lbs to 200 lbs and height of about 32 inches you better beware of this one. Being a fighting dog with violent nature, this dog is banned in many nations.

23. Pharaoh Hound

This Malta breed is a rare species with dangerous outbursts. Legend has it that these dogs have descended from ancient Egyptian breeds; however, DNA has not been of this view. Extremely intelligent and swift they are quite stubborn. The Pharaoh Hound blushes when it is excited; strangers must keep this in mind when they approach these dogs.

22. Rhodesian Ridgeback

This South African dog has an exceptional quality with which it can keep lions away till its master makes a prey!! Amazing!! They require positive reward-training, devoid of rough treatment and sound socialization skills. They can become over-sensitive and may lead to development of an aggressive side.

21. Bull Terrier

As the name suggests it is one of its kind with fierce looks and dangerous attitude. They have #1 rank in pound for pound lean muscle tissue. They are extremely dangerous towards small animals.

20. Boer Boel

Yet another dangerous dog from South Africa, this dog is quite huge like Great Dane (point 15). Meant for guarding home and farm, they are extremely protective towards their families. These dogs were often a first line of defense against predators and were valuable in tracking and holding down wounded game.

19. Gull Dong

Pakistani bull dog, and here it is, another dangerous dog. This is a cross bred of Gull Tarrier and the Bully Kutta. Originally a fighting dog with aggressive nature, they are quite uncontrollable.

18. Basenji

This South African breed is at no.2 spot if dogs were ranked in order of ‘LEAST TRAINABLE’ trait. Alert, curious and affectionate to owners, these sight hounds are reserved to strangers.

17. American Bulldog

Huge and muscular with a long tongue with saliva dropping , you wont want such a dog in your home, trust me!! Though are very pleasant and lovable but are extremely stubborn. Originally they were used for hunting boar, deer and guard their owners.

16. Saint Bernard

This furious dog is no Saint as it was meant to be a working dog who inhibit extreme territorial and aggressive nature. Proper training and socializing in infancy is pretty much required.

15. Great Dane

This giant dog is really a reason to fear owing to its dangerous looks. Originated from Germany , they were meant to hunt boar and deer. They hold a record for being the tallest dog at 44 inches!!

14. Fila Brasileiro

Ok, now this one looks like a slavish breed of a leopard and zebra but it isn’t!! This Brazilian Mastiff is an impetuous dog and has been banned in many countries.

13. Dogo Argentino

May look like one but this dog is no Golden Retriever as it does not inherit any of its antics. Hunting puma and boar was the reason of its breeding, if this dog becomes overly excited or angry it can even charge on its owners and beware of its dangerous and fierce bite.

12. Akita Inu

Yet another cute but dangerous dog in our countdown is Akita Inu. They have a territorial attitude and are strong and dominant. Being extremely lovable with family and over protective , strangers should not fall a prey to their cute antics as they can attack them.

11. American Bandogge

This dog is bred from Neapolitan Mastiffs and American Pit Bull Terriers. Its formidable appearance is dangerously complemented by an aggressive temperament. Like other dogs in this countdown , they have aggression issues and if not trained properly or left unsocialised they are a great threat to their new owners. The dog must be trained to obey their owners and family members and these are not such dogs where their owners don’t enjoy dominance.

10. Boxer

Though this breed is not so dangerous as they are not as aggressive as their counterparts but have been the reason of many fatal accidents. Quite playful in their outlook they are very energetic and bright.

9. Chow Chow

This fury dog breed counts itself in the 9th spot of most dangerous dogs. Originally from china they are also called puffy lion dogs. Weighing between 50lb-70lbs they are very aggressive and protective towards owners. They may require insurance due to many fatalities from dog bites from 1979 to 1998. Though they can be housed in apartments, they need daily physical activities and exercises so as not to become dangerous as pets.

8. Wolf Hybrid

Name only suggests that they are not at all meant for petting. These dangerous dogs are cross breeds of dogs and wolves. In the initial years when they are born they are very adorable but their unpredictable and fierce nature makes them a wolf only.

7. Huskies

Awww. These pristine colored dogs are really very dangerous. They are used to pull sleds in the northern regions but can be dangerous for small animals and even humans if they are bored.

6. Caucasian Ovcharka

One should be bewared of these dangerous but cute looking breed .initially raised to be protectors of lifestock, their bites are quite harmful and painful too!!. If not socialized and trained they become similar to wolves.

5. Alaskan Malamutes

Related to Siberian Huskey they should be regularly exercised to keep them from being bored, destructive and disobedient. The can grow from 70 to 100 lbs and are perfect companion for pursuits like carting, mushings, bikejoring, and skijoring.

4. Doberman Pinscher

This breed would definitely grab a role in the hit series Supernatural guarding the gates of hell but your home isn’t one! These unruly and dangerous dogs . With cropped ears and tails one cannot make out if they are a friend or foe!!

3. Rottweiler

These dangerous dogs were used for herding purposes. Many experts advise to the owners to take proper training before petting them. They must be properly socialized and the owners must be vigilant about their temperament as they can prove to be fatal for children.

2. German Shephard

These breeds are the most favourite amongst the military and police personnel. These dogs are extremely protective for the human family and can turn on against anyone if they sense danger but they have even been reportedly attacked their own owners too!. They grow quite tall and which adds to the dangerous nature. One amongst the most trusted working dogs, this breed is not always suitable for the portrayal of perfect family pet.

1. American Pit Bull Terrier

These dogs are most often known to attack people. They are those dangerous species that have been known to bait bulls and bears , hence they are very fierce. There have been reported many casualties and these dogs are believed to bite anyone even kids, their owners who happen to be in their path. So be cautious and vary of petting these dogs