Dogs With The Strongest Bite Force
All dogs have a pretty decent bite force, but there are some breeds that overshadow all the rest when it comes to the strength of their bite. When dogs are being adorable it’s easy to forget that they are animals, and they have a dangerous bite. The animal with the strongest bite in the animal Kingdom is the Crocodile, they can achieve 3,700 pounds per square inch of bite force.
The Mastiff reportedly has the biggest bite force at 552 pounds, an average dog achieves 150 to 180lbs of pressure per square inch. However don’t think that just because these dogs have the biggest bite force that they are more aggressive than other dogs. ‘A 2009 study by The Coalition for Living Safely With Dogs and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association data shows that Chihuahuas are most likely to bite their vets, more so than any other breed.’ Don’t judge a book by its cover, smaller dogs with minute muzzles can still cause a lot of damage.
Here are five dogs with extremely powerful jaws.
Mastiff - 552 pounds
The Mastiff takes the crown with a reported bite force of 552 pounds. They are very large dogs. There are several types of Mastiff including the English, Bullmastiff and American Mastiff.
Rottweiler - 328 pounds
Rotties are known for being fierce and strong dogs. They have a slightly unfair reputation, Rotties can make really lovely pets if given the right training. They have a pretty impressive bite force of 328 pounds.
American Bulldog - 305 pounds
American Bulldogs are fairly large, stocky and muscular dogs. They can weigh between 27 to 54 kilograms and have a very strong bite force of 305 pounds. They are very attentive and energetic dogs that need a lot of exercise.
German Shepherd - 238 pounds
It’s not surprising that the German Shepherd makes the list. They are very large dogs that are often used for security purposes. Their strong bite means they are very well suited to their job, not many people are brave enough to mess with a German Shepherd.
Pitbull - 235 pounds
Pitbulls are notoriously aggressive dogs and for this reason they are banned in the UK. It is possible to own one, but only under very strict conditions. These dogs were bred for fighting and have a huge bite force of 235 pounds.