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Aggressive dog breeds – TOP 10

Dangerous dog breeds

Aggressive dogs – TOP 10

Any breed of dog that is not brought up properly can become aggressive. However, there are breeds of dogs in which aggression or disobedience can easily be heard. With today’s ranking we wanted not only to present these breeds, but also to point out that when choosing any of them, it is necessary to be aware of the dangers involved and to subject them to wise training. Under no circumstances should aggression be aroused in them.

Below we present a list of 11 dog breeds that can be dangerous if they are not properly trained. Let’s remember, however, that any improperly raised dog can be a danger.

Breeds are presented in alphabetical order. Most of them are discussed in detail in separate articles.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

The most aggressive dog breeds – TOP 10

Akbash dog

Powerful and dangerous to enemies, akbash is not only a harsh guardian of the sheep. For a man who loves and understands dogs, it is above all an intelligent and devoted animal. It seems that akbash, unlike many other dog breeds, establishes very strong emotional ties with his human caregiver, but also with animal housemates. Therefore, despite the fact that it is included in the list of aggressive dog breeds, its character is very complex and not obvious… more

Akbash Dog, Akbaş

American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT)

Lack of knowledge about this breed caused that nowadays it is associated with at least hostile. A strong fighting instinct is maintained by many, and even strengthened by inadequate upbringing, e.g. by involving the dog in combat. Few people know, however, that the American Pit Bull Terrier can be a great family dog… more

American Pit Bull Terrier

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Dogs of this breed are independent and energetic. They are responsible for protecting the herd themselves and are able to carry out their duties without human assistance. These features make them challenging as pets. Owners of dogs of this breed must train dogs to make them companions with humans. Dogs of this breed are intelligent and can learn quickly, but may be disobedient.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

American Bulldog

The ancestors of today’s American bulldogs were very useful to small farmers and breeders who used these dogs as guardians, bear hunters, wild boar hunters, raccoons and squirrels. In addition to these activities, the original American bulldogs were involved in bloody battles against other dogs and were also designed to sniff large animals such as bears and bulls on the arena.

American Bulldog

Dogo Argentino

The Argentinean dog, also known as the Argentine Mastiff, is one of the dog breeds considered aggressive. But there are many other qualities in his character that make him a loving companion and a devoted defender. Having such a bodyguard is highly appreciated – in case of danger the dog can fight against the opponent to death and life. This in turn is also a sign of great endurance, but also of loyalty to the carers. So before we stick a patch of a monster to it, let us learn how much this monster is in it.

Dogo Argentino

Moscow watchdog

A cross between two molasses – a Caucasian Shepherd dog and a St. Bernard dog. A gentle giant or aggressive breed? The Moscow watchdog was created by Russian breeders who wanted to develop a big, hard-wearing breed with a strong guardian instinct, which, however, was to be obedient and well cooperating with a man. After World War II, the breeders began to cross Caucasian and St. Bernard in order to achieve their goal. Of the former, the new breed was to inherit caution and ruthlessness from the aggressors, while of the latter it was given a large size and strength in the genes, combined with a mild temperament… more

Moscow Watchdog

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

There are several similarities between it and the bear. Both creatures are powerful, swollen, and as far as asking to cuddle. However, nobody serious would try to cuddle up in a bear and, contrary to appearances, we do not recommend this in the case of a Caucasian Shepherd to people who are trying to make friends with him. Although beautiful and wise, for most people it is not suitable as a family member. Although every dog lover will see in it a huge potential and intelligence, but also an unbridled personality like fire. more

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

Perro de Presa Canario / Dogo Canario / Canary Mastiff

The Canary dog is officially classified as an aggressive dog breed. Admittedly, it may be aggressive, but it should be noted that such cases are rare. The disposition of this powerful and mentally strong dog is primarily influenced by upbringing and the level of socialization. Both of these things are the full responsibility of the animal keeper. Of course, as with any other breed, there are more dangerous individuals. In the case of the Dogo Canario, however, special attention must be paid to upbringing, because a badly kept dog, despite its intelligence, can turn out to be really dangerous.

Dogo Canario

Ca de Bou / Perro de Presa Mallorquin

Originally, this breed was intended for bullfighting and for fighting with other dogs. Nowadays, these dogs act as guardian dogs. The dog from Mallorca is a balanced and calm dog, which can cooperate well with man, but requires consistent guidance, and will then be faithful and devoted. What is interesting, it likes the company of children. Without training, it tends to be aggressive. Since his youth, it should be accustomed to the presence of other animals.

Ca de Bou, Perro de Presa Mallorquin


His strong personality can only be harnessed by the equally strong personality of the owner and coach. A dog with two faces: it can love children, but it can also attack a stranger. Contrary to appearances, the Rottweiler is very demanding – but patience will be rewarded by a devoted and loving giant…more


Tosa Inu

Japanese Mastiff, because it can be otherwise described Tosa Inu, is a dog with a very massive silhouette, wise look and a brave temperament. Because of this last feature, it is considered a dangerous breed to such an extent that in many countries the law prohibits its possession. But what is the truth about Japanese fighting dogs – some of the rarest in the world…more

Tosa Inu


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