I don’t think of a dog as a status symbol or as a way to make a statement. However, what I will say is that EVERY single dog breed can be aggressive without proper care and training. Similar dogs have been found in paintings on walls of Egyptian tombs where they are running behind chariots. With the correct training, ANY dog breed can be calm and docile. One is raised poorely and one is not, they are gonna be nearly totally different people. The most aggressive dogs we hear about from so called ‘trouble breeds’ often lacked something while they were growing up or lacked proper training. People who use the dogs as a cultural status symbol don’t look for good genetics and usually are unwilling to pay the cost of good dogs (which can reach $3000-$5000 or more). Their coat can be short-haired, long-haired, or broken. Pit bulls maim and kill more people than all other breeds combined. they only bark when they don't know who's at the door. German Shepherd. Not all dogs are the same. She did not injure him in any way. One should not fail to compare a dog's capabilities to cause physical harm as well. All it does is keep people from adopting dogs that desperately need homes and are perfectly adoptable. You can’t just give away or sell the dog. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on April 19, 2019: Thank you for your kind comments and your response is very true. I believe that dogs are aggressive or bad tempered because of the owner and who raised them. I wish people would understand that, Okay lets get this straight, there are a few types of pibbles (apbt), American bully i am pretty sure and i think one of two more. This East Asian dog breed is one of the most ancient still in existence. It was really awesome. A lot of people don't, and a lot of dogs don't need much more than walking at heel and figuring out what NO means. You also included that you do not think the tests were fair because the amount of dogs tested were not the same with each breed. Once away from the presence of the person they fear, they really have no training or controls. Pit Bulls should always be comfortably secured when they’re outside. Well written and researched article, thank you Sheila. The whole thing of doing a background check of a pitbull before choosing it as a family dog is not true at all. This article reveals the supposed top four dangerous dog breeds in the United States. There ARE criminals. Pit bulls are also wonderful it is how the owner raises them. If you are uncertain about a pit bull's pedigree, do a background check before you choose it as a family pet. If you go with a Spaniel from a shelter, ask about its history. Okay, rant done. The Dachshund is by far my favorite breed of dog. It's understandable but most people don't understand how self-selection works. Dogs should not even be ranked as aggressive at all. And dogs revert to instinct rather than using owner determined rules of behavior. Let’s end this with a brief conversation about dogs that are generally very gentle animals but have gotten a bad reputation for one reason or another. Reward them for being more social and less possessive. I will be a Doberman owner for the rest of my life. If raised properly, the Rottweiler can be a loving, affectionate and loyal companion that also makes an excellent guard dog. They have been used as carriage dogs, guarding passengers as well as cargo, since the late 18th century. I bet next time he pays attention to that Beware of Dog sign! I read the article. Also read: Top 5 Least Aggressive Dog Breeds. Chow Chow Puppy (image via thedailypuppy.com). However I do have a couple of issues with it. I think it was beautifully written. As a second time AST owner, I can say there is no sweeter, caring, kind and nurturing dog. When not properly trained, they can be one of the most aggressive and dangerous dogs in the world. The Tosa Inu is one of the world's most dangerous dogs. I had an American Pitt He loved people, big lap dog to everyone But, one day he killed one of our neighbors chickens and it never stopped. These breeds would just do anything to please their master. 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. You don’t want your Pit to fear you. By kicking them you are just abusing them. It is not the dog breed that makes it mean. Annie Klacks, "The Most Aggressive Dogs? Dogs are registered every year with the govt and transfer of ownership is greatly restricted. Maybe try writing on a different subject. The Dalmatian can be reserved with other dogs and needs to be socialized at an early age. Akitas should be on this list too. In the first position of the Top 10 of the most dangerous dogs on the planet, we find the English Mastiff, gigantic molasses that can ... Rottweiler. Papillon (image via protecao-pet.blogspot.com). It's up to the puppy mommy and daddy to shape their personality to be a beautiful thing and not a thing of evil. In reality , there are no mean dogs, just mean people. So my point is maybe the article is flawed and maybe it isn't. They are just misunderstood. Every single dog is different. I too agree with your assessment, figs artemperaments are a testament to how they are raised and since every one is the same same but different, ie. Take caution with small pets, such as mice, rats, hamsters, as dachshunds have a strong hunting instinct towards this type of animal. It speaks to the aggressiveness of the dog; not how well it carries out its aggression. Any one having them as companions are not "namby pambies"! It should be a privilege and if owners can’t behave as if it is, they should stick to guppies. Some Dangerous Breeds. He was family but I will never trust a Pitt again. He worked as a tax collector and wanted a dog that he could take with him for protection on his visits to the more dangerous areas where he traveled. If you have the time and patience to put into proper training though, you can have a great little buddy in the Jack Russell. They have also been used as rescue dogs. But maybe you can help get other people to stop posting these. Smaller dogs are more likely to become frightened or feel threatened or cornered than large dogs although many small breeds are also known to bite for no reason. If you can not ensure your Pit Bull will be properly secured when it is outside, do not get a Pit Bull. percentages provided by the American Temperament Test Society, Dr. Polsky, "Dog Expert Opinion on the Most Aggressive Dog Breeds,", Catey Hill, "11 Riskiest Dog Breeds for Homeowners and Renters,". The Std Poodles were neutral with everything. Please do not put labels on certain dog breeds,when it is, the owners who have made them become aggressive.By not. i was walking on the side walk and it was on a leash and attacked me. @Laurel: The article is NOT inaccurate. (image via Wikipedia). I think it should be against the law for ANYONE to be able to purposely raise/breed dogs to be vicious, neglectful or brutally kill a dog just because it's been unfairly stereotyped! The exact origin of the chow chow is unknown, but it is believed that they originated thousands of years ago in either China or Mongolia. I have a very large (80kg) German shepherd, who's extremely friendly to people when we're out for a walk, but very protective of the house and his "pack" when he's at home. They are an especially aggressive breed – certainly one of the most aggressive breeds out there – but they can also be warm, loving and loyal companions; assuming, of course, that they are raised properly. Physically and mentally abusive owners are using fear to control the dog. They each have their own personalities. Jack Russell Terrier Puppy (image via dogwallpapers.net). Won’t even hurt a fly. They are definitely all little a-holes in their own right. Because we don't hurt them! You could say that no people are criminals because no-one in YOUR family is a criminal. This is conducted with a series of different strangers approaching the handler, as well as a number of hidden noises. As pit bulls have a tendency to please their masters no matter what, aggressive and mean people tend to choose these breeds to please their ego and in many cases use them for their own purposes. Don’t you think kangals should be on the list. Many dog behavior experts believe this aggression is related to their size. Pits/Staffies are often dog aggressive but most did not initiate aggression, responding when confronted by overly forward and dominant dogs. My dog is a German Shepherd/Doberman mix and she’s the sweetest, kindest girl I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing time with. Wolf Hybrid. We’ve compiled a list of the top five most aggressive breeds. Jack Russells are small-sized dogs and range in size from 14 to 18 pounds. This article is intended to be informational. I just put my baby down. They have a very strong, protective instinct towards their masters, but if raised with strong leadership and good owners, they can get along with children as well as other dogs. We don't need to be perpetrating any type of breed tension with dogs. His view reflects the importance of seeking out the truth beyond mere numbers and statistics. Dachshund (Standard Smooth) 3. Now, the aggressive label is a bit unfair when it comes to the Llasa Apso. 5. Breeds with the lowest percentages are ones that frequently showed signs of aggression, panic, or extreme shyness during the test. To the point, of one day brutally mudering one of my family pets in front of me and the neighborhood (shot 4 times point blank)! She was not that sweet, kind girl when she came to us though. But if this is just about aggressiveness then okay, So you are NOT an expert in dog behavior you simply did a bit of googling to find what you have printed. The exact origin of the Dalmatian has not been confirmed. I have a jack Russel terrier mix he sleeps on pillows he is not any where close to aggressive. I have a 9 year old long haired chihuahua and a 3 year old jack terrier. I cannot believe some of these comments! 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. Dogs from professional breeders who care and take time to find the right match for breeding rarely have aggressive dangerous pups. I do not agree with your assessment. he act big and bad too. My German Shepherd sleeps on my pillow with me!! I want to start this off by saying i am not attacking you or this article. Elizabeth Goldie-Scot on September 10, 2019: I am afraid I find your list of aggressive dogs very misleading and not. Dobermans with the exceptional few aren’t aggressive. Luckily it didn't get her eyes, nose, or neck. The Doberman Pinscher is a fearless dog often used in special forces, like the police.Dobermans can weigh up to 100 pounds over other dogs 28 inches tall. If it has rage syndrome the shelter will likely know something about it or at least have some idea. Then maybe all dog breeds will not be put on most aggressive, barks a lot or worst to potty train lists. well researched. Thank you for sharing your experience and your kind words. We loved her and she loved us. I was so hesitant to include Pit Bulls on this list because they really don’t deserve the bad reputation they have. I... 03: The Dachshund The Dachshund is by far my favorite breed of dog. Rather than ban the breeds, control the right to ownership. Jack Russell Terriers are fantastic little dogs but they’re also feisty little dogs that can become aggressive if they aren’t trained properly early in life. They are predominantly white in color with black or tan markings. Therefore, our list of 15 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds in the World focuses on the potential of a dog to cause serious injuries to a victim. From my experience, huskies do tend to be territorial and do not always get along well with other dogs, but they are usually good with children. I have also done research on this subject. The best thing people can do is research the breed you are interested in and what it takes to work with them, then to adopt from a rescue or shelter. Its hard to test the temperament of a living thing based on the breed. People please educate yourself before you get any large dog, or any dog for that matter. They became popular in the U.S. as guard dogs and worked with the Army and police forces. These trends should not be ignored because people "disagree" with them, but they should also not be viewed as an end-all-be-all, as you point out. According to a study published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Dachshunds rank among the most aggressive dog breeds in terms of aggression against both people and other animals. I think you need to do you research again. It can of course be corrected but people rarely seek help for these kinds of behavior. https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Top-10-Smartest-Dog-Br... Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on December 25, 2018: I am so sorry that you had such a bad experience! The Papillon is a beautiful dog – one of my favorite smaller breeds – but it is also one of the most aggressive dog breeds out there and breaking them of that or preventing them from becoming aggressive can be extremely difficult. Spaying/neutering is required. They can be devoted to the point of jealousy and may bite or snip at someone coming too close to their owner. Our own dogs (beyond barking) have been the worst guard dogs. It does not help shelters that are trying to find homes for dogs that have been abandoned and abused. I am a blogger from Southern Oklahoma who loves to write about nature and animals. Landed her in the hospital with multiple gashes on her face and in her mouth. Hi I had a husky and she was the most kind and sweet dog in the world! The pit bull does not just 'go away' like the yorkie... hence, your logic is flawed. If there were 46 dogs tested for the Chihuahua breed and 14 of those dogs failed, the percentage would be the number of dogs that passed (32) divided by the total (46), which yields a 69.9% passing rate. German Shepherds are often owned by people who train them to protect property, hence their hostile behavior towards strangers). That was a mistake. But I won't be biased. The chow chow is listed as a medium-sized dog in the non-sporting group with the AKC. They are normally good-natured with children, but because of their size and energy level, they are not recommended for families with very small children. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on December 30, 2018: Yes. He can be a little aggressive when he is playing.nhe is fairly new and I was wandering the best way to train him to sit stay and not run away when we’re taking a walk. But I believe that’s because of the experience he had in the past. Primarily American Pit Bulls and American Bullys. I wish more people saw that and understood that they’re not all bad dogs :). Protective Aggression - Dogs may show aggressive behavior when they think that one of their family members or friends is in peril. Not everyine should own a dog and if you do, then take it as serious as raising a child. My friend owns a pit bull that is dog aggressive but raised vrry well. The Rottweiler has a bad reputation but that reputation is undeserved. 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. Now I have 2 Shepherds and a Chow with a cat. They’re known for being very temperamental and are prone to rather nasty bites without any sort of warning. To label all pitbulls as being bad is rediculous. If you start teaching your chow chow that biting is wrong and is not behavior you tolerate, you may be okay but in general, chows are a better option for someone who has a lot of experience with dogs and really knows how to raise a dog properly. The biggest issues these breeds have are the wrong people breeding for the wrong reasons, primarily just doing it to "make money" and throwing any pair together without careing about the importance of quality in the breed, or even knowing the physical and mental standard expected. Good job! humans- dogs are therefore also just as differing in temperament as they are a product of their experiences and environment as well. This article falsely states that ASTs are the same as APBTs. I hate the way the pit bull has been corrupted, turned into weapons for the baser elements of society. Jack Russell Terrier 8. The first strain of this breed was designed for use as guard dogs and dog fighting, and they were bred for stronger, stockier frames. 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. PLEASE HELP! For that reason, it is your job to make sure your Pit Bull feels as safe, secure and loved as possible. I am currently looking at the ATTS Temperment test scores and Staffordshire Bull Terrier scored: 90.9% and American Staffordshire Terrier scored: 85.5% , I would like to know the sources you've gathered your data from. Top 10 Most Dangerous Dogs. Its so sad that people want to blame the breed. You have no idea what you are talking about. Likewise, every breed can be the most amazing, gentle creatures. Firstly I do not think that any dog aggression test can ever be fair. If they are not cared for in a good way, they tend to get aggressive. They’re a lot of work in terms of caring for their coat but I hadn’t considered that they may be aggressive. I was just attacked by an American Bulldog, they are not playful and caring. When the breed was brought to America and dog fighting was banned, a second strain of this breed developed. He did ok with the kids but then turned on my 5 year old girl. In the mid-1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a broad analysis of dog breeds involved in fatal attacks in the United States between 1979 and … Let’s talk dogs. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on June 18, 2020: Sophie Hill from Michigan on June 10, 2020: Well researched article, Sheila. Doberman Pinscher 5. They are the sweetest dogs who give kisses galore and would not ever becone aggressive to anyone unless provoked to do so just like any dog! They have a short, dense, glossy coat that is white with either black or brown spots. In general you can say the smaller the size the higher the level of aggressiveness. *Through my research and my experience owning four Siberian huskies, I cannot find definitive studies that prove huskies have aggressive personalities, but they have appeared on many lists of aggressive dogs, which is why they are on this one. You want it to respect and love you. Germany isn’t euthanizing over a million pit bulls every year like the US. Make sure they have fresh water and food. I am saying this as someone who has bred and worked with Bully breeds for over 15 years. The Jack Russell’s origin began in England where they were primarily used for fox hunting. An Unexpected Answer", "Common Dog Behavior Issues: Aggression," ASPCA. 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