Vicious Dog Breeds


When it comes to the different dog breeds, lists may be useful if you are thinking of adding a dog to your family. People who go to shelters or adoption organizations may choose a dog without knowing anything about the breed. Bringing home an unfriendly dog can lead to an unhappy family and a dog that either ends up on the streets, at the pound, or in another unfamiliar home.

The following is a list of dog breeds that are considered to be the most vicious. Keep in mind this list is a generalization and doesn’t take into account the breeders and irresponsible dog owners who don’t take the time to train their dogs correctly.

  1. The Pit Bull: Pit bulls are considered by many to be one of the most dangerous and vicious of all dog breeds. They are dogs associated with fighting and have powerful jaws that are known not to release quickly. Pit Bulls should be socialized and trained adequately from an early age to avoid becoming vicious.
  2. Rottweiler: Rottweilers are known for their bad tempers and are considered to be unsuitable as a family pet, especially where the owners are amateurs and don’t have the right temperament to train them. Rottweilers need to be trained on a continual basis, and it’s important to stay attentive to avoid potentially dangerous reactions.
  3. German Shepherd: In general, German Shepherd reacts with extreme speed and focus on eliminating danger, which means they can cause fatal damage. Their aggressive nature may be toned down with proper training, socialization, and most of all, affection. If you do this, you will be rewarded with a loyal and loving dog.
  4. Doberman Pinscher: Doberman’s are brilliant, durable, and very sensitive to sound. They will not only sense any danger, but they will react to the threat on their own accord. They can be naturally aggressive toward strangers, and their size can make them even more lethal. If you don’t properly socialize and train your Doberman, they can cause significant damage to people, other animals, and property.
  5. Bullmastiff: This breed is a natural born guard dog and is naturally aggressive unless they are trained and cared for properly. They are massive dogs and need a robust and confident owner to teach them and have them be obedient to avoid confrontations.
  6. Siberian Husky: Just like their counterparts, the Alaskan Malamutes, Huskies are working dogs which, in some cases, make them very antisocial. With the right training and approach, they can become calmer and friendlier. Poor socialization and training may turn them into aggressive animals.
  7. Alaskan Malamutes: This breed is extremely energetic, and if you don’t know how to put that energy to good use, Malanutes can be quite aggressive. They need to hunt down prey and should be supervised. They are slow to learn, so you will need much patience to train them properly.
  8. Wolf Hybrid: These animals are a cross between grey wolves and dogs, which makes them very unpredictable. They have a mind of their own, which is wild and can be demanding. Many states have already banned Wolf Hybrids. In Indiana, a permit is required to own a hybrid.
  9. Boxer: Boxers have been used for hunting and as attack dogs ever since they came on the scene. They are known for their powerful jaw and bite, which is excellent for protection, but if not adequately trained, they will aggressively attack. When training a Boxer, you must avoid any harsh treatment and punishment, as that can make them act even more aggressively.
  10. Great Dane: If properly trained and cared for, these dogs can be gentle giants because they are incredibly emotional and sensitive. If you don’t train and properly socialize a Great Dane starting at an early age, they can be aggressive.

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The Indianapolis Dog Bite Lawyers recommend that you conduct proper research into any breed of dog you are considering bringing into your family. You should pick the breed that is right for you, especially if you have children or other animals in your household.

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