16 Of The Most Dangerous Dogs In The World

Dogs are known to be man's best friend. It is a moniker that has been coined to these benevolent and peace-loving creatures. However, there are some dogs that are just difficult to predict. We don't want to generalize things. However, you should know that there are dogs that exhibit aggressive and dangerous behavior.

Determining the "most dangerous dogs in the world" is quite a tough task. Various researchers and animal experts have points of view when it comes to this matter. As a result, disagreement is always common. Moreover, it is somehow improper to label a dog or any animal as dangerous. After all, if you don't mess with these beings, they won't mess with you too.

On the other hand, it is undeniable that there are dogs that can give you deleterious injuries once they attack you. In this article, we will rate the "danger level" of the dog based on the amount of harm they can inflict you.


A Thing To Remember

A dog is a peace-loving creature. In fact, they are among the few creatures that have the strongest desire to please their owners. Aggressive and violent behaviors are often due to abuse and lack of training.

16 Of The Most Dangerous Dogs In The World

Most Dangerous Dogs In The World

1. Tosa Inu

Most Dangerous Dogs In The World - Tosa Inu

This colossal dog often weighs between 140 pounds to 200 pounds. Meanwhile, its height can reach up to 32 inches, which is very intimidating indeed. In the past, underground groups use the Tosa Inu as a fighting dog. Therefore consider the latter dangerous. In fact, some countries restrict the ownership of this particular dog breed.

2. American Bandogge

You can say that the American Bandogge is a grotesque dog breed. Well, we can't help it since it a hybrid dog (a crossbreed of Neapolitan Mastiff and American Pit Bull). It has a muscular and strong build, which makes it look scary and dangerous. Moreover, some people use the American Bandogge for dog fights.

3. Cane Corso

Most Dangerous Dogs In The World - Cane Corso

The Cane Corso is the last descendant of Canis Pugnax, which were used by Romans in their skirmishes and warfare. Specifically, this dog has a lot of muscles and generally weighs between 100 to 160 pounds. If it pounces you, you'll definitely have a bad time.

4. Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier has a unique egg-shaped head. Therefore, you have to be wary if you spot a wandering dog that possesses similar characteristic. The reason for that is that this dog is extremely strong.

In fact, many people rank the Bull Terrier as the dog has the best lean muscle tissue. Although it is true that this dog is not aggressive, it still exhibits a certain "prey drive". It won't stop until it doesn't get its target (usually small animals).

5. Rhodesian Ridgeback

Most Dangerous Dogs In The World - Rhodesian Ridgeback

You should think twice of getting a Rhodesian Ridgeback, especially if you have a lot of neighbors. It will remain loyal to you but can get aggressive to strangers and visitors. Moreover, they require constant training and kind treatment as well because they are very sensitive. If you aggravate this dog, it will instantly develop its aggressive behavior.

But why you should be careful with this dog? Well, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a hunting dog. Hunters use it to prevent lions from getting in their way while they are on the prowl. Did we say lions? Yes, we did.

6. Dogo Argentino

Most Dangerous Dogs In The World - Dogo Argentino

This dog originally came from Argentina. It is a huge and muscular creature that was usually used for big hunts, such as the Puma and wild boars. They can keep up with fast pace creatures because of their athletic build.

Fortunately, this dog breed does not display aggressiveness to humans. But in the United Kingdom, people are prohibited from owning this dog (Please refer to the UK's Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991).

7. Boerboel

Any thief will never ransack a house if a Boerboel guards it. This is a variant of a Mastiff which originated from South Africa. This dog can serve a lot of roles, especially on big game hunts.

In fact, they can efficiently hold a game while it is struggling and wounded. Other than that, a Boerboel is an excellent guard for large farms and homes.

8. Gull Dong

The Gull Dong is a very aggressive dog. Moreover, it exhibits extreme agility and power as well. It is a hybrid fighting dog (a crossbreed of Bully Kutta and Gull Terrier) that this very hard to control, which make it more dangerous.

9. Basenji

Most Dangerous Dogs In The World - Basenji

Unlike the previous dog breeds on this list, the Basenji has a lean and non-muscular build. However, they are still very dangerous due to their extreme indifference towards strangers. Moreover, it is tough to train this dog.

10. St. Bernard

Most Dangerous Dogs In The World - Saint Bernard

We are all familiar with the St. Bernard. Many Hollywood films and series already featured this dog breed because of its seemingly humane and friendly attitude. Although such statement is true, the St. Bernard still requires a lot of training and socialization. Moreover, we recommend that you have to do it while they are still puppies. Otherwise, their natural "extremely aggressive" behavior would still come out.

11. American Bulldog

Another popular dog on this list is the American Bulldog. It has a muscular and vigorous body that can seize large boars and cattle. It can even kill a vermin, too. This dog received a lot of stereotype for being "dangerous" and scary. But in general, this dog is actually friendly and peace-loving.

However, you still have to be wary about of its cockiness and haughtiness. Once pushed it to its boiling point, this dog can potentially inflict life-threatening injuries.

12. Fila Brasileiro

Most Dangerous Dogs In The World - Fila Brasileiro

The Fila Brasileiro is a variant of a Brazilian Mastiff. This dog is very pompous, harsh, and aggressive. Because of these factors (including its massive size), many countries has already prohibited the ownership of a Brasileiro.

13. Perro de Presa Canario

Most Dangerous Dogs In The World - Perro de Presa Canario

If you want to own a Perro de Presa Canario, you have to dedicate a lot of your time to train it. This is due to its instinctive behavior to be aggressive to people and other dogs as well.

14. Boxer

The natural behavior of a Boxer is non-aggressive. However, this particular dog breed has been involved in almost 50 gruesome incidents since the 1980s. It can inflict severe damages once on a bedlam due to its large and muscular size.

15. Wolf Hybrid

Wolves are the predecessors of the dogs. It is a known fact. However, there are unusual cases in where the genetic traits of a dog and a wolf were mixed. The result of this is the Wolf Hybrid.

Their overall appearance is similar to a wolf, but they are still considered to be a "dog". Meanwhile, their behavior are somehow quirky and unpredictable, which makes them extremely dangerous.

16. Pit Bull

Most Dangerous Dogs In The World - Pit Bull

Dog breeds like American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, and American Staffordshire Terrier can be called as "Pit bull". Many people use these dogs to bait bears and bulls, while some are training them as fighting dogs.

Considerably, a "Pit bull" is the most dangerous in the United States right now.


These are some of the most dangerous dogs in the world today. Due to their innate aggressiveness and capacity to cause harm to animals and people, these dogs already received a notorious treatment.

However, a majority of them are still trainable to become polite and sociable. If you can grow these dogs in a conducive and loving environment, their "negative" side would eventually diminish. But still, you have to be careful at all times when dealing with these dog breeds.

Most dangerous dogs in the world today - Conclusion

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