What do you think is the most dangerous dog? A pitbull, right? Not bad. Surely then it must be a Rottweiler, a German Shepherd, or maybe even a Chow-Chow. Again, no, not at all and wrong. The correct answer is… a Dachshund. Yes, you read it right. Dachshunds are the most dangerous type of dog. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently surveyed 6,000 dog owners and found that “one in five dachshunds have bitten or attempted to bite strangers, and a similar number have attacked other dogs; one in 12 have bitten their owners “.
So surely dog number 2 on the list must be a pit bull, right? Wrong! It seems that Napoleon syndrome is real because dog number 2 is a chihuahua. Chihuahuas have similar statistics to dachshunds when it comes to biting strangers, their owners, or other dogs. Rounding out the top 3 list is the Jack Russell Terrier. So why do we assume that Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and Chow Chows are the most dangerous dogs?
The answer is quite simple. It’s because most clinical studies on this topic use medical data as the basis for their research. Since large dogs create larger wounds, they are reported more frequently and this causes medical data to be incorrectly biased towards large dogs. Truth be told, all breeds can be provoked to bite. Whether or not a dog actually bites is usually a result of how well he has been trained and treated. So the question really is what breeds of dogs are genetically predisposed to aggressiveness? Here is a list, in no particular order, of the 15 most dangerous dogs.
1. giant schnauzer – Like German Shepherds, the Giant Schnauzer was trained in Germany to help soldiers. This dangerous dog is the size of a Great Dane with the intelligence of a Schnauzer. These qualities, plus his natural tendency to be fiercely loyal, make this a dog to be reckoned with. Stranger anxiety in the Giant Schnauzer is more common than in other dogs.
two. Akita Inu – The Akita Inu is a dog with heavy bones, powerful and alert. He possesses a dignified and brave personality and has a tendency to be aggressive towards other dogs.
3. chow chow – According to the American Kennel Club, “…the Chow is secretive and demanding of strangers. Their feline personality makes them independent, stubborn and less eager to please than other breeds. They require early socialization and training, and some form of exercise. daily.
Four. bull mastiff – The Bullmastiff is fearless and confident. They were originally bred to protect the natural game reserves from poachers, so they are the natural guardians of the home, but they do not bark much, as silence was a virtue when protecting the reserves. Bullmastiffs are independent thinkers and may not respond to traditional obedience training.
5. butterfly – The Butterfly is very small and very loyal to her family. They can be weary of strangers and although they generally have a sweet temperament, they should be watched carefully around non-family members or other dogs that visit their home.
6. Old english shepherd – Old English Sheepdogs (OES) are athletic and energetic and require a lot of exercise. The OES was bred to herd sheep. It has retained its natural tendency to herd whether or not there are sheep, and consequently may try to herd people or other objects. It is generally a loving and sweet animal, but can become aggressive if it feels someone or something is interfering with its herding work.
7. Dachshund – The Dachshund, which means “badger dog” in German, was bred to dig holes, hunt and fight to the death with badgers. Dachshunds tend to be territorial, and for integration into family life to be as smooth and happy as possible, they require constant affirmation from their owners throughout their lives.
8. llasa apso – The llasos were bred for hundreds of years as indoor guard dogs. They are naturally suspicious of strangers. In addition, the dog has an aloof and independent personality: it requires constant handling throughout its life and requires daily walks or exercise. Los Llaso are best for families for adults only.
9. miniature pinscher – Miniature Pinschers are fearless, lively and independent creatures. They are energetic and require constant reminders about who is the true alpha dog in the family.
10 Jack Russell Terrier (officially known as Parson Russell Terriers) – These puppies are bright and very energetic. They require a lot of exercise and are best in families with older children as they do not tolerate rough treatment from young children.
eleven pitbull – What is commonly known as a pit bull is officially known in England as the Staffordshire Bull-Terrier and in the United States as the American Staffordshire-Terrier. Whatever you call him, this dog is actually very people-oriented and is happiest when made part of the family and given a job to do. He is generally very friendly, but he is loyal to his family and will protect them from any threat.
12 rottweiler – Rottweilers love their people and protect their territory. They do not welcome strangers until properly introduced. Obedience training and socialization are a must.
13 German shepherd – The German Shepherd is a renowned guard and military dog. He is also a loving family companion. The breed is direct and fearless, with a strong and muscular body. He is a great family dog and is only on the most dangerous list because he can be trained to be aggressive (like most dogs)
14 Dalmatian – The Dalmatian is the only horse “trainer” dog in the world and has retained a natural affinity for horses. Dalmatians are very energetic and require long daily walks or games in a fenced yard. Without regular exercise it can become destructive.
fifteen. chihuahua – Quick-moving and terrier-like in behavior, Chihuahuas are highly intelligent and should not be underestimated despite their small size. They do not tolerate rough treatment that comes with young children, so they are best for families with older children or without children.
Remember, all dogs can be provoked and all dogs, with proper training, can be well-behaved animals. Regardless of the breed you decide to add to your family, it’s important to socialize your pet with other animals and people as soon as possible. Plus, consistent routines, affirmation, and discipline will make your new dog a happy member of the family.