Dangerous Dog Breeds

Dangerous Dog Breeds

Once a dog breed gets a negative reputation it can be extremely difficult to shake off. The media make things worse by exaggerating stories and cherry picking stories about particular breeds. If you go to any dog rescue shelter it is clear that some breeds find it much harder to be re-homed due to assumptions about their character.

In reality, all dog breeds can show aggression and be unpredictable. Most of the time it is bad owners causing issues not bad dogs. If you are thinking of getting a dog then don't rule out these breeds or judge them before you know anything about them. Take some time to research what their character is really like. With the right training and care some of the dog breeds that are assumed to be aggressive can turn out to be wonderful dogs. The way they are brought up and trained has a big impact on how they behave as an adult dog.

People immediately assume that the larger breeds are more dangerous. In reality, some smaller dogs have more of a tendency to nip and bite. Daschunds and Chihuahuas top the list of aggressive dogs according to a study on 6, 000 dogs. Do not judge a book by it's cover, these little dogs may look cute but that doesn't mean they won't be aggressive.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

There are so many staffies waiting in rescue centres for their forever home. Staffies have a really bad reputation, partly because they are often used as status dogs. However, in the right hands they can make excellent family pets.

German Shepherd

Despite having a negative reputation and many people being scared of German Shepherds, they are actually one of the most popular breeds of dogs. Many people appreciate what they are really like and admire this impressive breed.


Rottweilers have had a reputation for a long time for being aggressive and intimidating. They do look like a scary dog but those who actually know this breed can testify to their lovely nature. Rotties can be very loyal, loving and obedient dogs. They were originally bred to drive cattle and carts.


Dobermans have a very bold and intimidating look with their strong stocky bodies and distinctive black and tan colouring. Males can weigh up to 41 kilograms and females up to 36 kilograms. Dobermans are noble, loving and eager to please. They make excellent guard dogs and they are very intelligent dogs with an undeserved reputation.

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