Date: 2019-04-25 13:45:00


The toughest, most dangerous dogs on Earth! These are the world’s most precarious canines based on size, bite force, and reported incidents with people.

#11 Italian Mastiff
With a bloodline that traces back to roots in ancient Rome, this sturdy, thick-muscled breed has the lineage of a protector running through its veins. Even the common name for the Italian Mastiff, Cane Corso, loosely translates to “bodyguard dog” in Latin. Because of this, the defensive and extremely alert behavior of this mastiff can turn for the worse under poor supervision or an irresponsible upbringing. Their highly protective nature can also reveal itself through a bid for dominance in the household, and if left unchecked can become a major issue when your Cane Corso feels their alpha position threatened.
#10 Doberman Pinscher
Fearless, sleek and smart, this German dog breed has earned a reputation through popular media as the quintessential guard dog. Yet the noble Doberman Pinscher can be a pretty loyal pup, with its need to please its owner and family far outweighing its personal wants. As such, it requires either an inattentive or irresponsible owner to produce an individual pinscher pup that poses a danger to the general public. What may initially be seen as adorable insistence can shift to aggressive pushiness if proper steps aren’t taken from an early age. Its slender physique doesn’t lend itself to an exceptionally strong jaw, as shown through its bite force high of 228 PSI. But it still has its share of reported, with 23 incidents reported across the 22-year span of the data.
#8 English Mastiff
Though kind-faced and a bit dopey-looking when docile, it’s kind-hearted expressions can’t distract from the sheer size of the heavy-boned English Mastiff. The modern iteration of the Mastiff, as it’s known by the American Kennel Club, is descended from an ancient breed of massive canines in Britain. Records as far back as the 1415 Battle of Agincourt between the British and the French and the 55 b.c. invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar tell of this dogs role as a combat hound. But as ferocious as they may be, the British population of the Mastiff dropped down to only 14 individual dogs in the mid-20th century. Eventually they were bred back to prominence with the help of American breeders and today’s version of the Mastiff is a bit more docile…but still packs a mean bite with a force 552 PSI.