10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

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Some dog breeds have more potential to cause injuries to a victim than other breeds and this is exactly why we call them “dangerous”. Based on the number of accidents caused by different dog breeds in US and Canada, I have compiled the list of top 10 most dangerous dog breeds.

 According to the research from Animal people in US and Canada – right from the period September 1882 to 31 December 2012 — Pitbulls and Rottweilers have topped the dangerous dog breeds list because they are supposed to be causing more dog fatalities and injuries.

Check out the table below for detailed statistics

Breed Bodily harm Child Victims Adult Victims Deaths Maiming % of dog population
Pit bull 2235 911 806 233 1268 4.4
Rottweiler 495 278 131 81 277 2.2
Husky 71 44 5 24 20 0.05
German shepherd 96 60 28 14 59 2.3
Chow 55 36 16 7 37 0.01%

 

pitbullNo 1: Pitbulls

If you are someone, who is familiar with almost all the dog breeds, then I am sure, seeing a “Pitbull” in the list of “top 10 most dangerous dogs” must be a big surprise. When compared to other dog breeds, death rates caused by Pitpulls are far higher. Due to its aggressive nature, some state governments have even banned breeding of Pitbulls.

It weighs around 55 to 65 lbs.

Facts About Pit Bulls

  • Though these dedicated companions love people more than anything but improper training can sometimes make them aggressive. They can even attack humans if not trained the right way. Otherwise, they won’t harm humans
  • 86.8% of American Pit Bull Terriers have passed their temperament tests
  • No matter what the task is, when pit bulls are committed to any task, they carry out it with full enthusiasm. It’s often the nature of pit bulls, which make us think that they have locking Jaws especially when they bite on something and refuse to release it that easily
  • Pitbulls are widely known for illegal sport of dog fighting
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