10 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds You Do Not Want To Know
The only animal closest to man are dogs. From the big ones to the small ones, dogs are fun to be with. In their various breeds, we must note their various characteristics. Some serve as security dogs, some as guide dogs, some as pets. Aggressive dogs are known to have the killer instinct, which makes the matter at hand creepier. However, factboyz brings to you ferocious, aggressive dog breeds you should know.
The chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog registered with the American Kennel Club. They are also known as being the smallest dogs in the world. Physically, they are small and neither do they have short hair nor long hair.
Chihuahuas are very loyal and devoted to their owners, but they are generally one- or two-person dogs. They can be devoted to the point of jealousy and may bite or snip at someone coming too close to their owner. They are very temperamental and are not known to be child-friendly dogs. So its definitely not recommended for the kids!
Because they do not like strangers, they bark often and can be good as an alert-style watch dog.
2. Dachshund (Standard Smooth):
The Dacshund can range in size from 8 to 32 pounds. This small dog breed originated in Germany in the 17th century, and they were used primarily to hunt badgers. They were on the verge of extinction after World War I but are now one of the most popular dogs in America.
If socialized at an early age, they do well with children, but do not do well with too much rough play.
Take caution with small pets, such as mice, rats, hamsters, as dachshunds have a strong hunting instinct towards this type of animal.
3. Chow Chow:
They are known to have long, thick coats that can come in red, black, blue, cream, or cinnamon colors. 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. It is known that they were most often used as hunting and herding dogs. They became popular in the U.S. during the 20th century when President Calvin Coolidge owned one as a pet.
The chow chow has a dominant personality and can become assertive at times. Because of their assertiveness, they are not recommended for first-time dog owners.
Strong guidance and firm training are required to have a well-mannered chow chow.
It has also been noted that they do not have good peripheral vision, so they can be easily startled.
4. Doberman Pinscher:
They have a thick, glossy, short-haired coat and come in red, black, blue, or fawn colors.
The origin of the Doberman goes back to Germany, where a man by the name of Karl Louis Doberman is credited with developing this breed. 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.
The Doberman is a very intelligent breed and has been used mainly as guard dogs and for police work.
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.
7. Jack Russell Terrier:
Jack Russells are small-sized dogs and range in size from 14 to 18 pounds. They are predominantly white in color with black or tan markings. Their coat can be short-haired, long-haired, or broken. The term “broken” refers to a coat of both long and short hair.
The Jack Russell’s origin began in England where they were primarily used for fox hunting. They have also been used in groundhog and badger hunting. The “Russell” terriers are all very energetic and stubborn dogs. They have little patience and are not very tolerant with children.
8. German Shepherd:
The breed’s origins can be traced back to Karlsruhe, Germany in the 1800s. During World War 1, they were used as military dogs by both the German and French military. They do not like strangers, and therefore make good guard dogs. They are a very intelligent breed and were the first to be used as guide dogs for the blind. They are often used in search-and-rescue teams and also serve as police and narcotic dogs. The German Shepherd has become one of the most popular dogs in America.
*Despite appearing on many “aggressive dogs” lists, everything I have researched tells me that they are good with children. As long as they are not trained as guard dogs, I, personally, do not view the German Shepherd as an “aggressive” breed.
9. American Staffordshire/ Pit Bull Terrier:
The American Staffordshire terrier is also know as the American pit bull terrier. The American Staffordshire terrier originated in England, in the Staffordshire region, thus its name. The first strain of this breed was designed for use as guard dogs and dog fighting, and they were bred for stronger, stockier frames. When the breed was brought to America and dog fighting was banned, a second strain of this breed developed. This new variation was more mild-mannered and smaller-framed. Known as the American pit bull, this newer strain of pit bull is very loyal and protective of its owner and family. They are also known for being very good and patient with children.
If you are uncertain about a pit bull’s pedigree, do a background check before you choose it as a family pet.
10. Siberian Husky:
The have medium-length hair and a double coat.
Their colors are red and white, black and white, gray and white, or silver.
The Siberian Husky originated in Siberia, where they were used to pull sleds over long distances in cold climates. They have also been used as rescue dogs.
*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. 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.