5 Most Dangerous Breeds of Dogs

They may be considered “man’s best friend,” but dogs aren’t always very friendly. Strangers aren’t the only ones in danger – in fact, many serious dog bites injure the family and friends of the dog’s owner. Although any dog can be dangerous if improperly trained, several breeds are notorious for their violent nature and the serious injuries they cause.

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1. Pit Bulls

When properly raised, pit bulls tend to be friendly and peaceful pets. However, their enormous jaws and raw power make them a potentially lethal threat if they attack. Furthermore, pit bulls commit themselves fully to any task they undertake – when they bite people, they tend to clamp down and won’t let go.

2. Rottweilers

Rottweilers have long been considered one of the most dangerous dog breeds, and with good reason. Like any other dog breed, proper training and socialization can prevent attacks. The sheer force and size of their bite, however, makes them extremely dangerous. Rottweilers are capable of causing severe, life-threatening injuries to children and adults alike.

3. German Shepherds

German shepherds are known as one of the most loyal dog breeds, and as a result are often used for police and military applications. They are also extremely aggressive in certain circumstances – another reason they are a favorite of police. When not properly trained and cared for, German shepherds are capable of causing severe injuries.

4. Huskies

Huskies can be friendly and can make great pets, but can also be violent and aggressive if they are not properly cared for. These dogs are also particularly affected by bad past experiences, and may become aggressive if exposed to certain stressors. As one of the most energetic dog breeds, these animals can also cause serious injury to young children even without intent.

5. Chow Chows

Don’t let their fuzzy coat fool you – Chow Chows are notorious for displaying aggressive, stubborn behavior if not properly trained. While they don’t pose a lethal threat to most adults, children can be seriously injured or killed if one of these dogs attacks.

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