How a dog breed ends up on such a list is often arbitrary. Pit bulls maim and kill more people than all other breeds combined. I have a jack Russel terrier mix he sleeps on pillows he is not any where close to aggressive. As with any dog, inherited characteristics from the parents and life experience will have a bearing on an individual’s personality. So I would appreciate it if people would stop posting lists like these for their own gain. Maintaining this aggressive dog breed demands extra care. The Chis and Doxies were extremely confrontational with dogs and humans. I think it was beautifully written. Primarily American Pit Bulls and American Bullys. A fearful dog can easily develop aggressive behavior. Did any of you even read the article or did you just skim through the pics? So people see a jerk walking a pit bull and a dog becomes aggressive and they just assume it is just an aggressive breed. If... Egypt is home to some of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Even in their motherland (Japan), Tosa Inus are difficult to find. Great Dane. Bull Mastiff is a very large and strong breed that's extremely loyal to his family. But again that's just me. They are really beautiful canines, but tend to be a bit on the wild side for a family living in the suburbs. You can’t just give away or sell the dog. That can be said of a few breeds though. A dog who is aggressive to unfamiliar dogs poses little difficulty for pet parents who dislike dog parks and prefer to exercise their dog on isolated hiking trails. In my newbie days I got a female Siberian husky pup. He only barks because he know people are scare of big dogs. Physically and mentally abusive owners are using fear to control the dog. People please educate yourself before you get any large dog, or any dog for that matter. However, as everyone else has stated the owner makes the dog. After pulling my dog off him I apologized, and as soon as I’ve tried to offer any help to the man he end up running. The dachshund is susceptible to "small dog syndrome," which basically means that it tries to make up for its small size with a large attitude. Thousands of people own these dogs or use them as working dogs without any aggression issues. If you read the bloggers evaluation of this article it states all of what these comments are saying. I just put my baby down. I also found no temperament testing on them. Or the small. I bet next time he pays attention to that Beware of Dog sign! The chihuahua is considered to be one of the oldest dog breeds in America. I am a blogger from Southern Oklahoma who loves to write about nature and animals. That was a mistake. This breed needs someone who is a very skilled handler and won’t allow the dog to dominate. That’s not to say that they will, but they are certainly more prone to do so than other breeds. You have no idea what you are talking about. Originally, the Pitbull was bred to bait and pull down bulls and bears. She was a 90lb Doberman. Dobermans are VERY smart and they are strong-willed and they need a firm NOT, (and I stress this) abusive hand. I have also done research on this subject. This group of dogs is the breed most often used for dog fighting to this day, which adds to the stigma of them being one of the most aggressive dogs by nature. With a high prey drive, they do not do well with most other small pets. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/common-dog... I’m actually surprised and happy bull terriers are not first on this list and how less than half of them came up as aggressive! A temperament of a Husky is very close to that of the wolf, which can make them unpredictable. Some of you have mis-understood the point of this article. This article falsely states that ASTs are the same as APBTs. The only reason Pitbulls are on here is because of there reputation i'm telling you now pits are big baby's that love people and attention. In the United States alone, aggressive dog breeds have been responsible for as many as 35 deaths in people each year.Although statistics on aggressive dog behavior towards other dogs aren't available, the number of aggressive incidents involving dogs is likely to be much higher. Some time in awhile I would love to have another one. In contrast, living with a dog who has recurring ear infections and bites family members when they try to medicate her can be stressful and unpleasant. If trained and taken care of properly there is no better dog companion. Now finally my favorite breed of dog i was raised aroud rottweilers from around 11 till i was sixteen and my stepdads brother who owned two fought them but guess what u messed with one of us kids and it was your ass they were the most sweet natured and down to earth dogs and smart as a whip the only thing that would make me hesitate in buying one is they keep a skin disease and they have breathing problems... so there u have it yes i do believe these most aggressive dogs do tend to turn more but when we hear these stories we dont get the whole truth we dont know what provoked that rottweiler or pitt to turn on its owner u think the owner is gonna tell u the whole truth about it naw they aint i believe amd this is my experience with these two breeds is that i bet alot of these cases the dog was either abused or mistreated something had to provoke these dogs to attack no animal not even rottys or pits are gonna turn for no reason i just don't believe that mostly the only reason people fear pits is because of their jaw pressure which makes me hesitate but the pit i got and hes three years old i would trust with my life and any kids life hes loyal good guardian over me and my boyfriend and the only time he shows aggression is when he has to by like me being home by myself amd someone drives up but after he gets their scent hes goes back to his mellow self thats every dogs instinct u show these dog breeds alot of love and affection they will do the same back to u that's just my opinion. Protective Aggression - Dogs may show aggressive behavior when they think that one of their family members or friends is in peril. However, the answer to the question “can Labradors be aggressive?” is a little different. To have a good canine companion you have to treat and raise it correctly. Just because a certain breed has landed on this list, however, does not mean that they would not make good family pets given the right owners and training. :) hard to believe but true. This large working and talented breed derives from the Swiss and Italian Alps. If not, your house will be run by a giant breed of dog who can cause havoc by just running through your kitchen. When the breed was brought to America and dog fighting was banned, a second strain of this breed developed. Not a pup. Their colors are red and white, black and white, gray and white, or silver. Which bears to mind - the real aggressive animal here is - Man. I have 8 dogs and they are all soo nice and so cute they will let anyone pet them. Dog aggression expressed by dogs is considered to be normal behaviour and various types of aggression are influenced by a dog's environment and genetic predisposition. Too many people get a dog because of how they look or think they are cool without knowing how to handle or train them. Every breed has their certain dogs that are aggressive, but i's usually never their fault. Maybe try writing on a different subject. :). This article is completely inaccurate. If you want to buy a specific breed there are rescue groups for most breeds but if you want to buy from a breeder make sure to do your research and make sure the breeder you are buying from has not only done their research but knows their dogs inside and out and only chooses to breed dogs with good even temperments. For example, when conducting the aggression test on the Rottweiler breed, over 5,000 Rottweilers were tested, while only 46 Chihuahuas were put through the same test. This is yet another type of dog that needs an experienced handler who knows what they’re doing. We’ve not seen aggression towards our family or others. Because they are known as one of the most aggressive dog breeds, do not adopt a Doberman Pinscher unless you are an experienced owner. My other friend own 2 German shepherds that are very friendly and placid. Statistics and information about vicious dog breeds. I have had a few of these dogs, and have been around the rest. *Despite appearing on many "aggressive dogs" lists, everything I have researched tells me that they are good with children. I am currently looking at the ATTS Temperment test scores and Staffordshire Bull Terrier scored: 90.9% and American Staffordshire Terrier scored: 85.5% , I would like to know the sources you've gathered your data from. Dog Breed. I think you need to do you research again. Alternatively, your dog might be a gentle giant while someone’s smaller dog might be extremely aggressive. They match two aggressive dogs, hoping for more aggressive pups. Play time is awesome and relax time is the best. Some may think these dog breeds are more dangerous, but it's not the case; understanding aggression in dogs is crucial. I hate these “lists” that give them such a bad reputation. Aggression in different breeds is also highly genetic (7). Siberian Huskies are one of the most popular dog breeds on the planet and many view them as gentle pets. That said, Doberman experts who love this breed are well-aware of their tendency to be extremely aggressive. Even Sheila misses this point, and of course it's understandable, but owning a hundred dogs is ZERO substitute for collecting statistical information about the other hundreds of thousands or millions of a particular breed out there. I have a very large (80kg) German shepherd, who's extremely friendly to people when we're out for a walk, but very protective of the house and his "pack" when he's at home. It is important to recognize the power of a strong breed, like the pit bull, the Cane Corso, and the Mastiff. Feel free to have your own opinion. By kicking them you are just abusing them. The only problem is he can get pretty aggressive when he sees a dog that’s approaching him. Dogo Argentino is a white, muscular dog breed from Argentina that has been banned from being owned in the UK as well as many other countries due to its aggression. Stubborn and dominant are two other characteristics this breed is known for. RSPCA Australia considers that any dog of any size, breed or mixture of breeds may be dangerous and thus dogs should not be declared dangerous on the basis of breed. They have a thick, glossy, short-haired coat and come in red, black, blue, or fawn colors. And exact information was there in the article. These trends should not be ignored because people "disagree" with them, but they should also not be viewed as an end-all-be-all, as you point out. The Dalmatian is listed by the AKC as a medium-sized dog in the working group. Boxers are headstrong and lean dogs who have very high energy, and they're often ranked as one of the most aggressive breeds for that particular reason. Because we don't hurt them! ChihuahuaAndCatLover on November 16, 2019: @Shawn Of course chihuahuas are mean if you KICK THEM! I’ve had huskies and my male was way more aggressive then my female, to the point I could not be around him with my children around. Love your dog like he's part of the family and learn how to train them properly and be responsible for what your dog does and for heaven sakes stop blaming pitbulls please. According to the ATTS, the test "focuses on and measures different aspects of temperament such as stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog’s instinct for protectiveness towards its handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat.". On the lower end of the spectrum in terms of dog aggression, Great Danes are generally known as gentle giants and they're even highly recommended as best apartment dogs. Studies have shown that it is poor socialization, abuse, neglect and un-neutered males cause 86% of dog involved fatalities. but when we out at the dog park so sweet they can be and they love children, my German shepherd his a baby himself that is my shadow wherever I go he's there. Landed her in the hospital with multiple gashes on her face and in her mouth. This breed is a descendant of the Canis Pugnax, a dog that was used during the times of Roman warfare many centuries ago. As long as they are not trained as guard dogs, I, personally, do not view the German Shepherd as an “aggressive” breed. It has a lot to due with the breed and not just the owners...I wish people would understand that!! Aggressive Mixed Breed My dog molly is mixed breed and 12 years old. Another reason we chose to say goodbye to Kopa is that we were expecting a baby in August 2018. Mostly, the Tosa Inu is not a very common dog breed. Aggressive Small Breed Dogs – Tiny Terrors. Secondly, we currently have enough racial tension in this country. Pits require a strong owner who will be the alpha in the relationship, setting boundaries, etc. Possibly. I’m still going to get a Dalmatian but thanks for the heads up. I respect ✊ your article but I’m a owner of Doberman all my life never had a issue I believe as long we treat are doggies with love. Not everyone should own a pittie. Socialization at an early age is important to make sure your Rottie gets on with other dogs, people and pets, but caution is also needed. So chihuahua haters BACK OFF!! However, what I will say is that EVERY single dog breed can be aggressive without proper care and training. I wish more people saw that and understood that they’re not all bad dogs :). Yes, when a pit bull bites it can be deadly, they do a lot of damage. The American Staffordshire Terrier i find that very misleading they are considered nanny dogs because of how well they temperament is with children, i have one, he is the sweetest thing so your telling me there monsters but yet, he plays with kittens and ferrets all days and has a love for other animals. Doberman Pinscher is a very loyal and alert breed is one of the best guard dogs around. So, is it possible to transport ‘aggressive’ breed dogs and if so, how do you do it? Because of their assertiveness, they are not recommended for first-time dog owners. And you know why? I think it is territorial. It's all about how they are trained, but sometimes they could have a mental health problems or something traumatic that happened to them. Dogs are a lot like humans. Overall, the researchers suggest training your dog well and early on to avoid any problems with aggression—regardless of what breed you’ve got. I love Malmutes myself and Rottweilers and I’ve known people with pit bulls and they’ve all been lovely affectionate companions and great with children too. I own both breeds, love them both, and they have been trained well. And dogs revert to instinct rather than using owner determined rules of behavior. I have a 9 year old long haired chihuahua and a 3 year old jack terrier. While several dog breeds are considered "aggressive" but there's more to each individual dog's story than general breed traits. However Mr. Doberman bred Dobermans for one thing, to protect him. Sorry but would not recommend to anyone with small children or other pets. I also have an 18 yr old midsize Pomeranian. Chihuahuas are very loyal and devoted to their owners, but they are generally one- or two-person dogs. There ARE criminals. My daughters chi is the perfect example of how wonderful they can be personality wise if care was taken on where they came from and how they were brought up. If the owners aren’t capable of being a benevolent leader the dog will take matters into his own hands. Shameful! So my point is maybe the article is flawed and maybe it isn't. The point I'm making is that the behaviour of dogs, are the direct result of their training. If you train your dogs properly and you, yourself present as a stable person, then your dogs will present themselves the same. The American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, the Bull Terrier and the Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier all fall into this category. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. The Jack Russell’s origin began in England where they were primarily used for fox hunting. As you know, this would make them most likely fail the test. Required are psych exam and test on proper care of dogs. Its so sad that people want to blame the breed. dog learn what their human tells them and how the treat them. According to a recent survey, approximately 35% of Canadians have a dog in their home. They can range in size from 8 to 32 pounds. Labs and Pits tested as the 2 nicest breeds. but they are not. I have had two American Eskimos puppies. This dog was bred for big game hunting such as puma and boar. They range in size between 70 and 85 pounds. 7 Least Aggressive Dog Breeds. They have also been used in groundhog and badger hunting. Although she is 75lbs, she is so gentle with everything. I don’t know. I love dachshunds but I never thought they were aggresive. Biggest sweet heart ever. The best dogs I ever had. 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