TOP 30 Most Dangerous Dogs Breed in the world

Dogs have long been considered our smaller brothers. They guard our home, serve faithfully in the police and at the border, accompany on the hunt, and simply bring a lot of joy and positiveness into our lives. Sometimes it is so difficult to believe that such a loyal friend as a dog can pose a danger to human life.

The topic of dangerous dog breeds often causes heated discussions in the world of dog breeders, because it's not about the dog, but about education! Any dog can be "educated" so that it will be aggressive and dangerous for humans, and representatives of the most severe, so-called fighting breeds , on the contrary, often become the sweetest pets.

However, if you face the truth, you should remember that not all dog breeds were bred by a man with "good intentions." In their nature, aggression or weak subordination to man is genetically inherent.

In presenting the list below, we are not saying that such dogs should not be kept under any circumstances, however, we believe that future or current owners simply need to know that raising representatives of these breeds should be approached with much more attention and responsibility. After all, forewarned is forearmed!

The most dangerous dog breeds

American Pit Bull Terrier

Pit bull tops all the TOP lists of the most dangerous dog breeds. This breed of dog was originally bred for corraling bulls, and later began to be used for dog fights. Pit Bull Terriers are absolutely fearless, and the stories about their aggression are not at all far-fetched.

For many years, these qualities were maintained in the breeding of this breed, so starting an American pit bull is simply necessary from a very early age to engage in its socialization and education.

History of American Pit Bull Terrier 

The first mention of these dogs in the literature appeared when the colonists brought their European four-legged pets to the New World and began to breed new, American breeds. 

Then the dogs of one of the new breeds were called Yankee Terriers, or Pit Dogs. The dog was used for entertainment, as a fighting dog in the ring, or for baiting bulls. She was also called bulbesser, or bulldog.

In the United States, the name "American Pit Bull Terrier" began to be used in the late 19th century, and in abbreviated form - Pit Bull. At the same time, the pit bull was recognized as an independent breed. 

The brave athletes were quickly appreciated by farmers and ranchers. The dogs successfully worked with livestock, transported goods and participated in dog fights. Height, weight, color did not matter much. Working qualities have always been a priority.

Later, when American law introduced a ban on dog fights, some dog breeders separated and began to breed dogs under a separate name. 

These dogs are now known as American Staffordshire Terriers. Outwardly, only a specialist can distinguish them from "classic" pit bulls. Another part of the people continued to clandestinely engage in dog fights, which made it possible to get the dog as it is now. 

Most of the breed qualities - stubbornness (bordering on obstinacy), endurance, resilience remained in the modern pit bull terrier from those fighting dogs.

Today, within the framework of one exhibition, you can see completely different pit bulls. The main thing in breeding this breed is not the exterior, but the breed temperament - friendly, self-confident and interested in life.

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Rottweiler

Rottweilers are very powerful and strong dogs, loyal to their owner. Representatives of the breed often make wonderful family dogs and adore children. But this does not concern outsiders at all. Rottweilers can show uncontrollable aggression towards strangers.

Another problem is often the fact that representatives of the breed do not distinguish between playful play and aggressive behavior, which can promise a serious danger in families with small children. Dogs have a complex character and need a strong owner and serious upbringing!

The History of the Rottweiler

The ancestors of modern Rottweilers were Roman mastiff-like dogs. Huge Molossian dogs were brought to Germany by conquerors who arrived from Rome. 

Particularly noted were the strong and fearless dogs in the city of Rottweil, through which the path of cattle drivers and the road along which many valuable goods were transported passed.

Watchdogs accompanied the carts as guards, and also helped the cattle drivers in their difficult work. Roman dogs, which took root in the new territory, had to repel the attacks of robbers, predatory animals and dodge the hooves and horns of cattle. Bulls often attacked dogs, so the weak members of the species had no chance of survival.

Over time, mastiff-like Roman dogs began to interbreed with the local large shepherd dogs. As a result, a new breed appeared, the name was given to it in honor of the city of Rottweil. 

Rottweilers became so popular that they were proclaimed the symbol of the indicated settlement. On the coat of arms of the city, there was a Rottweiler surrounded by meat hams.

Rottweilers were used as herding guard dogs. These dogs were most appreciated by farmers for their ability to drive bulls and other livestock. Also, almost every butcher had a formidable guard in the form of a Rottweiler. 

This was the peak of fame for this animal species. When railways began to develop throughout the country and the number of herds of cattle that had to be moved from place to place was reduced, Rottweilers were no longer needed.

Then a long and difficult path of development of the breed began, with ups and downs:

1882 - The number of purebred Rottweilers dwindles to a breaking point. At the exhibition, the breed was represented by only one dog. The specified species was on the verge of extinction. The reason for this was the development of the railway and the ban on driving livestock over long distances.

1901 - to regain their former popularity, Rottweilers had to retrain. They began to be kept as bodyguards, rescuers, watchdogs of houses and government facilities, they were used by the police. At the beginning of the twentieth century, dog handlers decided on the breed standard. Dogs began to take part in exhibitions in different countries. Since that time, neither the character nor the appearance of the Rottweilers has changed.

1921 - the first breed club is founded in Germany.

1931 - The first Rottweiler club in America was founded.

1946 - after the end of the war with Germany, the first representatives of the Rottweiler breed appeared in Russia.

1990 - the peak of popularity of the German breed in the USA is noted. In the nineties, there were over 100,000 registered purebred Rottweilers in the country.

It would seem that now nothing threatens the population of these dogs. But the worldwide fame did not go to the benefit of the Rottweilers. Many breeders emerged who were looking for quantity over quality. As a result, the breed's reputation as strong, resilient, intelligent and fearless was ruined. The number of people wishing to have such a pet has dropped dramatically. Many sick, weak, poorly developed individuals appeared among the dogs.

The popularity of this species of animals returned thanks to a group of breeders who set themselves the goal of returning the former glory to the Rottweilers and all the breed qualities declared by the standard. As a result, modern representatives of the breed are firmly in the seventeenth place in the list of registered species.

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Doberman

A service breed developed in Germany at the end of the 19th century. A dog with a high level of intelligence, which is not characterized by independence of behavior, needs constant approval and attention from the owner. 

Doberman Pinscher belongs to the category of dogs capable of showing spontaneous aggression. When attacking, it inflicts pinpoint bites without holding the victim.

Representatives of this breed have a choleric temperament, are very active and devoted to their owner, therefore, at the slightest threat from another person, the Doberman may show natural aggression.

 However, with proper upbringing of a puppy in the first year of life, you can get a loyal friend and reliable protector for the whole family.

The History of the Doberman

In 1860, a species of dogs appeared, which the Dobermann called the Thuringian Pinschers. This species in the hometown of Dobermann became very popular, and soon outside the city of Apolda.

This type was acquired directly for service in the police, which was based on guarding and guarding. These dogs showed tremendous value in use due to their fearlessness and vicious nature, lightning-fast reaction, endurance, and they did not require much personal grooming.

The locals gave this species a special nickname - "Spikami", the nickname of which is explained as an undercover police agent.

In 1870, puppies of this breed became the most popular product in the market and fairs. Further, due to the growing interest in the Doberman breed, the demand for sale went across the country. During the promotion of this breed, the Doberman managed to change as many as three names. 

At first it was called the Thuringian Pinscher, then they began to call it the Doberman Pinscher, but later it was shortened to the Doberman. The name was shortened after a very careful revision of the standard of this breed, because the Pinscher implies the breed of rat catchers, and this has practically nothing to do with Dobermans.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, there were several hundred (up to 1000) breeders of this breed around the world. Dobermans appeared in America (USA and Canada), where they received the nickname - the dogs of the devil. 

They conquered Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and many other European countries with their qualities, and they got to Australia. The year 1902 was also significant for Russia, this glorious breed was immediately used for the police service, where Dobermans later became recognized leaders. Dobermans directly conceived the development of dog breeding in the service sector, so they are first class dogs.

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German boxer

The German Boxer is a service dog, in the breeding of which the Bulldog and Mastiff breeds were used. The main qualities of the German boxer are curiosity, fearlessness, composure and perseverance. Easily remembers service commands and executes them unquestioningly. In the absence of proper training, the dog will show stubbornness and will tend to dominate.

Representatives of this breed are not characterized by aggressiveness, however, the death grip of a German boxer can be very dangerous for human life. When attacking, he keeps the "attacker" as long as he feels resistance. That is why the upbringing of the German boxer should be given special attention from early childhood so that the dog knows "who is the boss".

The History of the German Boxer

The history of boxers begins with their distant ancestors. We are talking about a breed of powerful pickling, fighting dogs called "Bullenbeiser". Their physical resemblance to modern boxers is undeniable. This is proved by the surviving images of the Bullenbeisers, dating from the seventeenth century.

The homeland of the German boxer is Germany. It was in this country in Munich that the formation of the appearance and character of the representatives of the breed took place.

Breeders crossed Bulldogs and Mastiffs with Boxers. As a result, it was supposed to get a new breed. The advanced German boxer had to have the strength of a mastiff to hunt big game and endurance, a stranglehold, the ability to move quickly like a bulldog.

Crossbreeding was also carried out with old English Bulldogs. From these dogs inherited a short large head and coat with white spots.

At the same time, the breeders tried to make the boxer manageable, less aggressive. Their work was crowned with success. A modern German Bulldog, with proper education and training, is a completely adequate, obedient dog. She is strong, energetic, friendly.

At the same time, she is able to carry out a security guard service, in dangerous situations she is ready to fight with opponents stronger and larger.

Work on the formation of a new breed ended in 1850. It was then that the appearance of the German boxer became what we see now. The popularity and number of these dogs was at the highest level. They took part in hunting, in battles with bulls, with dogs. A powerful, energetic and fearless dog was valued dearly.

But the time came and the pickling dogs were dismissed. This happened when every hunter had a firearm and fighting with animals was prohibited. The guarding qualities saved the boxers from complete oblivion. From hunters and fighters, these dogs were retrained into bodyguards, guards and shepherds.

In 1896, the popularity and number of boxers increased significantly. Connoisseurs of the breed organized the first German boxer's club. Nowadays, many such clubs have been organized and there are many nurseries engaged in breeding purebred individuals of this breed.

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Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a strong and resilient dog that looks like a wolf. The character of this friendly and cheerful dog has hidden flaws that pose a danger to humans.

This breed does not tolerate loneliness and needs constant attention from the owner. The process of training malamutes is often complicated by his innate stubbornness and “resentment” - the dog remembers aggressive or disrespectful attitude for a long time.

The Alaskan Malamute will obey its master unquestioningly only if he proves his intellectual superiority. Malamutes show aggressiveness not only in the absence of proper upbringing, this is perhaps one of the most dangerous breeds, since even ordinary boredom can be the reason for the attack.

History of Alaskan Malamute

The history of the Alaskan Malamute began on the shores of Alaska. The local aborigines, namely, the people of the Malemut tribe, were the first owners of powerful sled dogs with thick hair and the ability to survive in severe frosts on snow-covered territory.

These animals dragged heavy boats, ran in sleds, were loyal to their owners. This type of dog was named after the Malemut tribe from Alaska - Alaskan Malamute.

The next stage in the history of the breed was the period of the "gold rush". At the beginning of the last century, adventurers who wanted to get rich quickly filled Alaska to the brim. Gold miners from different regions without proper knowledge and experience went for gold.

They were transported by dog sleds. Smart and strong malamutes saved the lives of their owners in many situations. It didn't matter if the owners were permanent or temporary, renting a team. This period did a disservice to the purity of the breed. The fact is that gold diggers, striving to get a super-hardy and fast dog, began to breed malamutes with other species.

The popularity of Arctic dogs increased incredibly at that time, but would-be breeders have not managed to breed a breed that surpasses them in endurance. After many experiments with crossing purebred Alaskan Malamutes, only a few families remain.

When the mad race for gold bullion died down, sled dogs were about to have a sporting career. In America, dog sled racing was gaining popularity .

For this sport, gamblers spared neither time nor money. It was believed that only Alaskan Malamute is able to win any race, provided that the dog is of pure blood. Naturally, the price of these animals has risen to the skies.

Therefore, active work began on the restoration of the number of purebred Alaskan dogs. In 1926, the threat of extinction of purebred Malamutes was over. The population of the species has been restored. By 1935, the breed was recognized in all countries of the world, and a standard was also issued.

But the specified species of sled dogs was again faced with a test. During the battles with the fascist invaders, by the end of the war, only about thirty purebred Alaskan Malamutes remained around the globe.

Many animals simply died of hunger, since their owners themselves had nothing to eat. The next revival of the breed lasted for thirteen years. In 1960, the population was restored again. Now the Alaskan Malamute is very popular, moreover, it is a symbol of the United States.

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German Shepherd

This breed can by no means be called aggressive towards humans by default. However, German Shepherds are the smartest dogs, completely loyal to their owner. This dog is so devoted to man that it is ready to carry out any order of the owner.

This fact, unfortunately, also promises a danger. A German Shepherd trained to attack and kill will do it and will stop at nothing. It is an absolute universal soldier in the hands of man. Nevertheless, you should not be afraid to take “German” into your family. Without some training, such a dog will never harm you.

History of  German Shepherd

The homeland of the German Shepherd is Germany. Initially, dogs of this species were used as livestock herders. There is an assumption that the distant ancestors of the representatives of the breed are northern and Indian wolves that lived in Scandinavia.

The German Shepherd cannot be called a pure natural breed, since breeders have worked on its creation. Initially, such dogs were in demand and appreciated as excellent shepherds. Over time, the number of grazed herds decreased significantly, and the shepherd dogs were threatened with "unemployment". It was decided to change the breed; for this, representatives of herd dogs from the southern and central regions of Germany were crossed with German shepherds.

As a result of the scrupulous work of German breeders, by the end of the nineteenth century, the German Shepherd acquired the exterior, character and skills that we see in it today. In addition to herding work, this dog is able to carry out guard duty, it is used in the troops, in the police detective service. At the same time, it has a balanced character, adequate in difficult situations. This characteristic allows the use of "Germans" as guides for blind people. The versatile dog has gained great popularity among different segments of the population.

With the latest amendments to the standard (December 2010), the long-haired German Shepherds were recognized on a par with the short-haired. Their current main purpose is a service dog.

During World War II, German Shepherds were widely used in the German army, as well as in the armies of the Entente countries and in the armies of the Allies. During the hostilities, many representatives of the breed died, breeding work was practically stopped. There were very few purebred "Germans" left, using them, the breeders began to restore the number of shepherd dogs.

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Wolfdog

The first puppies of this breed appeared as a result of crossing a she-wolf and a male German shepherd. This unusual animal looks more like a wolf, but the size of the wolfdog is slightly smaller than its wild ancestors. The hybrid has a complex character, therefore, most often the animal is used for official purposes.

He does not get along with other animals, so you should not get another dog or cat, the animal may die due to the well-developed hunting instinct of the wolfdog. It is also dangerous to keep representatives of this breed in a city apartment, a wolf dog needs space, and in a closed room it can behave inadequately and can harm others.

History of  Wolfdog

The wolfdog is a hybrid of a wolf and a dog. The name comes from two words: "wolf" and "dog". The remains of such animals have been found in Europe, such fossil finds date back to the era of mammoths and cavemen.

At first, crossing between the two species of animals took place without human participation. Then people made attempts at planned crossbreeding, wanting to get tame wolf dogs.

In Great Britain in the eighteenth century, dog handlers managed to get offspring from a male wolf and a shepherd bitch. The puppies were nicknamed Pomor dogs. But the experiment failed, the mestizos grew wild, did not respond well to education. It was not possible to fully tame them. As a result, such experiments were stopped.

The British were the first, but not the last, to try to obtain tame wolkops. Interbreeding of wolves to shepherds , huskies, husky and poodles carried out in the Czech Republic, Germany, Norway. The result was far from what was desired, it was not possible to get a completely domesticated hybrid.

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Bullmastiff

A large dog with a muscular, strong build. The breed, bred at the beginning of the 19th century, by crossing the Old English Bulldog and the Mastiff, was used to help the huntsmen, in the protection of forests from poachers.

The Bullmastiff can be confidently called one of the best guard breeds , but it is not recommended to keep it in an aviary or on a chain. This is a loyal and fearless friend who will protect his master until his last breath, even at the cost of his own life. Bullmastiffs are very fond of children, but they can accidentally knock a baby down and injure him, which is why you do not need to leave the dog in the same room with children unattended.

The guardian instinct of the breed is so strong that the dog can perceive a moving and noisy child's play as an attack on a child and rush to protect him. The bullmastiff is also incredibly dangerous for other pets, always showing serious aggression towards stranger dogs and cats that invaded his territory.

History of  Bullmastiff

The name "bullmastiff" stands for "big bulldog". This translation is completely true, the representatives of this breed are distinguished by their large dimensions and all the features of a bulldog. The first information about the bullmastiff appeared in the second half of the eighteenth century.

These dogs have come a long way to official recognition. Only in 1924 was the breed registered and a standard defined. In June 1925, breed lovers organized the Mindland Bullmastiff Club. Since that time, these dogs have rapidly begun to conquer European, Asian countries, they are admired by Americans and residents of the countries of the former USSR.

The homeland of the bullmastiff is England. The specified breed was bred specifically to help the guards who were fighting poachers. The huge dog had to be able to quickly detect the intruder, catch up and hold, without causing harm until the owner arrived.

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American bulldog

This is a protective dog, since the breed was bred to help farmers, to guard and feed livestock. With proper socialization from an early age, the American Bulldog will be a loving and loyal friend to all family members, which cannot be said about strangers.

A properly trained dog will be polite to strangers, and even over time may accept a new family member, but will still be wary of him for a long time. Despite the fact that the American Bulldog gets along well with children, you should not leave him unattended with babies - a large and incredibly strong dog during the game can easily knock a child down and accidentally injure him.

As for the attitude of the bulldog towards other animals, the representatives of this breed demonstrate a high level of aggression - if you leave the American Bulldog on the street unattended, most likely, such a walk will end with the killing of a cat or other dog.

History of  American Bulldog

The homeland of the American Bulldog is America. Breeding ambuli is a unique business. We are talking about the requirements for offspring, which differ in structural and physical characteristics. These requirements are put forward by breeders, depending on the direct purpose of these dogs.

Ambulia was called a rural, Old English white bulldog. Their purpose is varied, it depends on the type of the indicated breed of dog. Three types of these animals are known: classic, standard, hybrid (a mixture of classic and standard).

The classic and standard types differ significantly from each other in temperament, in appearance and in purpose. Johnson's type has excellent guarding, watchdog qualities, they are more developed than that of a standard ambul. Such pets are used to protect property, territory, and housing. They are also wonderful companions.

The blood of the ideal pursuer flows in the veins of standard bulldogs. These dogs are used on farms, fearless animals became famous as "cat-dogs". With an ambulum, you can even hunt large animals, for example, wild boars. Bulldogs were noted in the police service.

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Canary dog

The Dogo Canary is a large, fearless and very obedient dog that was used to guard livestock. Great Danes learn commands easily, are very loyal to their owners, but are always wary of strangers.

In shaping the character of the Great Dane, the main role is played by the correct upbringing of the puppy - the owner of the dog must remember that the power inherent in nature in this breed must be controlled.

The Dogo Canary needs constant training and working out of commands, otherwise the dog can get out of control, which will entail a lot of problems and dangers. After all, such a giant with a stranglehold easily knocks an adult off his feet, and even playing a child, he can accidentally cause serious injuries.

History of  Canary Dog

The homeland of the Canary mastiff is Spain. To be precise, the emergence of the breed occurred on the islands: Gran Canaria, Tenerife, the Canary Archipelago. Hence the first part of the name "Canary" originated.

The breed belongs to the herding and guard species. Presa Canario's mission was to guard and graze livestock, and these powerful dogs were also used to participate in dog fights. The popularity of the Great Dane can be traced:

Sixteenth - seventeenth centuries - the peak of the population, the popularity of the Canario as a herding, guard dog. This fact is recorded in official documents.

The eighteenth - nineteenth centuries - the peak of the popularity of the Great Dane as a fighting dog , a participant in dog fights.

The middle of the twentieth century - a decline in popularity due to a decrease in the number of livestock, a ban on dog fighting and the maintenance of the Canary mastiff, as an extremely dangerous dog in many countries.

The Moors, who at the beginning of our era, having arrived on an expedition to the Canary Islands, found huge dogs among the aboriginal tribes, were amazed at their power and fearlessness. We are talking about the ancient ancestors of the modern Canario - the mahorero herding dogs.

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Tosa Inu

The Tosa Inu is a fighting breed developed in Japan in the middle of the 19th century. By crossing breeds such as Bulldog, Mastiff and Terrier, we managed to get a rather aggressive dog, stubborn and decisive, capable of fighting to the death with the enemy. But with proper training, you can bring up a peaceful and quite friendly companion.

Tosa Inu does not get along well with other animals and is capable of harming them, because he has innate aggression in his blood. Also, it is not recommended to have dogs of this breed in a family with small children. An integral attribute of a walk from Tosa Inu is a muzzle and a leash, otherwise the dog can be dangerous to others.

History of  Tosa  Inu

The origin of the Tosa Inu breed dates back to the second half of the nineteenth century. The homeland of this species is Japan. The Japanese consider these dogs to be a national treasure.

The breed was bred on the island of Shikoku, more precisely, in the province of Tosa, hence the name "Tosa Inu".

Relatively small (weight about 21-23 kg. ) Japanese Spitz dogs are the ancestors of modern Japanese mastiffs. They are very similar to the Akita Inu , their purpose was to hunt wild animals and participate in dog fights. These were the leaders, local champions who were appreciated by the samurai, who raised the fighting spirit of the fighters.

But the time has come, Japan opened its borders to foreigners. Visiting Europeans began to import their war dogs into the country, which more and more often began to win in the ring of local champions. The Japanese were not satisfied with such defeats, on their territory the aboriginal species of dogs had to be the winner.

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American bandog

As a result of crossing several types of mastiffs, the American Bandog breed was obtained - a dog that will be a reliable watchman in the house and a devoted protector for its owners. If you raise the puppy correctly, then in the future it will be a kind and very friendly dog, great for all family members, including children.

If a dog is raised with a cat or other dog, she will perceive them as members of her pack. But towards strangers and strange animals, the American bandog is almost always aggressive, therefore, walking without a muzzle and a leash is a potential threat to others.

History of  American Bandog

The homeland of the American bandog is the United States of America.

This is a selection breed, bred by crossing different breeds. The term "bandog" originated in the thirteenth century in Central England. This definition denoted a mastiff-like dog, which was kept on a massive chain during the day, and was released to guard the property at night.

In the sixteenth century, descriptions of bandogs appear in print media. The authors presented to the readers a huge, aggressive, purposeful and dangerous dog - a thief's thunderstorm.

The ancestors of the first bandogs were guard mastiffs, dogs that participated in battles with bulls, with predators, as well as dogs that accompanied their owners on the Crusade.

In ancient times, bandogs were hunting, fighting, security, workers. They differed among themselves in different sizes, colors.

Breeders to improve the breed and to create new varieties have carried out and are crossing Bendoggi with other breeds of dogs. But in any process, breeders sought to preserve and improve the main qualities: strong immunity, fearlessness, protective instinct, large size, assertiveness and fierce disposition.

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Cane Corso

Cane Corso is a rather large guard dog (males can weigh 60 kg and 75 cm at the withers). The breed belongs to the group of mastiffs and, unlike other representatives of this category of dogs, Cane Corso are considered the most intelligent and obedient. They are calm and very inquisitive, they are happy to follow commands and learn quickly.

Representatives of this breed can be used for police work and hunting. Cane Corso gets along well with children, but leaving them to play alone is not recommended as the dog may incorrectly assess the child's activity and show aggression. Cane Corso does not get along with other animals, since the dog has a powerful hunting instinct, which allows it to almost instantly kill both other people's dogs and other small animals.

History of Cane Carso

To find the beginning of the history of the Cane Corso breed, you need to "look" into the distant past. Representatives of the oldest group of Molossians are the direct ancestors of the modern Corso. Their ancient Roman ancestors took part in competitions as gladiator dogs. To fight against opponents superior in size, strength, and to win battles, the corsa was helped not only by their powerful jaws, muscles, but also by fearlessness.

When the Roman Empire collapsed, these fighting dogs lost their popularity. At the beginning of the Middle Ages, the history of the Italian breed gained momentum again. Cane Corso spread throughout Europe. 

Their images have survived on canvases and engravings from that period. Artists could not ignore this fearless dog, which was used when hunting wild animals. Powerful dogs did not retreat either before the bear or before the wild boar. Italians of that time, and contemporaries too, say: "Brave as Corso."

Over time, the hunting skills of the Roman molossi faded into the background, became unclaimed. Now the duties of the Cane Corso included the protection of livestock and farms. The dogs were used to drive large herds. In a word, dogs of this breed could be found in rural areas, on city streets they were very rare.

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Dogo argentino

This large dog breed was developed in Argentina to hunt puma, wild boar and other large animals. Dogo Argentino has a complex character, in order to raise an obedient dog, you need a strong will - the Great Dane love to dominate.

A properly educated dogo argentino puppy eventually turns into a contact and kind dog, attached to all family members. Great Danes are wary of strangers, but quickly get used to those who often visit their home. They love children, willingly play with them, but without proper supervision they can be dangerous because of their impressive size, since the dog is not able to assess its strength.

The Dogo Argentino has a highly developed hunting instinct, so it will chase any animal running away from it, and if it catches up, it will most likely kill it.

History of  Dogo argentino

Dogo Argentino cannot boast of antiquity, the history of these dogs is very short, it is calculated not in thousands, but only tens of years (about 70 years). Breeding work on the improvement of the Argentines began in the twenties of the twentieth century by Dr. Antonio Martinez and Augusto Martinez.

In the process of the formation of the Dogo Argentino breed, dozens of different types of dogs were used. Each breed that was used in breeding work made its own contribution:

  1. Dog of Cordoba - power and fearlessness, the will to win. This breed was taken as a basis in the process of working on the Argentines.
  2. The English Pointer - a unique scent and hunter instinct.
  3. Bull Terrier - the ability to fearlessly resist even those opponents who are much larger than the Great Dane.
  4. Irish Wolfhound - lightning-fast reaction, high speed qualities.
  5. Bulldog - impressive size, wide chest, grip of massive jaws.
  6. Great Dane - large size, in particular growth.
  7. Dogue de Bordeaux - large canines, powerful jaws.
  8. Spanish Mastiff - disposing character, charisma.
  9. Large Pyrenean mountain dog - white coat color, efficiency, endurance.

The formation process was completed in 1947. The presentation of the standard also took place in that year. At the end of the spring of 1964, the breed was officially recognized. It was in the seventies that the dog handler Otto Schimf, having appreciated all the advantages of the Argentinean Great Dane, brought them to Europe. The beautiful and powerful dogs quickly gained popularity in France, Italy and other countries.

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Boerboel

A service dog breed native to South Africa. In some countries, the Boerboel is prohibited for breeding and is considered a breed that is dangerous to human life. The owner of the Boerboel can only be an experienced dog handler, since the representatives of this breed need constant monitoring and competent training.

If a puppy has been accustomed to life in a family since childhood, most likely, an adult dog will get along well with children. Also, the Boerboel gets along well with cats, but he is extremely aggressive towards other dogs and will not miss the opportunity to kill a stranger, for example, while walking.

Boerboel is a very large dog, the weight of which can reach 90 kg, so it is not advisable to leave it alone with children. A dog can accidentally knock a child off his feet and seriously injure him.

History of  Boerboel

In the large family of molossians, the South African Boerboel is not the last. The breed is quite ancient. This is confirmed by engravings discovered in Egypt by archaeologists, paintings with dogs depicted on them, similar to Boerboels. Similar products have survived on the territory of the African continent.

South Africa is considered the birthplace of the Boerboel. Although scientific research has shown that the roots of the breed can be found in all corners of Africa. The beginning of the history of these dogs dates back to the middle of the seventeenth century.

During this period, Europeans began to settle in the African expanses. They organized the first settlements, colonies. To survive, they not only had to maintain farms, but also to fight the aboriginal tribes. The Bullenbeisers helped the Europeans in this. These powerful dogs guarded the property of their owners and took part in battles with African tribes.

Bullenbeisers interbred with local mastiffs. The offspring that appeared as a result possessed great strength, power, endurance and fearlessness. The new breed of dog was named the "South African Boerboel". Representatives of the breed were able to withstand the African hot climate. Also, they did not retreat even in front of such an enemy as a lion.

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Gul Dong

This dog breed is popular in India and Pakistan. The ancestors of Gul Dong (Pakistani Bulldog) were Gul Terrier and Bully Kutta. It is a medium-sized dog, but strong in build. By nature, Gul Dong is very smart and loyal to his master, whom he is ready to protect from any threat. He is very attached to the family where he is raised.

But with all these positive qualities, Gul Dong is distinguished by the desire to dominate and can show aggression towards the people and animals around him. The breed is ideal for protecting the territory and the person, but it is categorically not recommended to have Gul Dong in families with children - a dog can be dangerous not only for kids, but also for older children.

History of  Gul Dong

The homeland of gul dong is Pakistan, as seen through the eyes of a contemporary. But the territory of modern Pakistan in the nineteenth century belonged to colonial India. So, looking at the origins of the history of the breed, we will see that the homeland of this type of dog is India. Since it was at the end of the nineteenth century that gul dong was introduced.

His ancestors are called English dogs, as well as the Dogo Argentino, which came to Pakistan during the period of expansion. This statement can be trusted, since the gul dong bears great similarity to the Argentine mastiff.

During the breeding work to improve the working qualities of the Pakistani, crossing was carried out with powerful breeds: Bully Kutta (Pakistani Mastiff) , Ghoul Terrier. The goal was one - to get a powerful, huge, aggressive, fast and fearless fighting dog.

The work was crowned with success, the goal was achieved. Gul dong inherited strength and speed from his ancestors. He is considered the perfect gladiator fighter.

The owners of Pakistani Bulldogs used their wards to fight with predatory, large animals, with dogs, while earning a lot of money from victories. Also frightening looking pets guarded the property of the owners and helped in the hunt for big game.

The price of a purebred Pakistani is quite high. If a puppy could still be purchased at an affordable price, then an adult fighting dog, a participant in battles and a repeated winner was very expensive. Only rich people could get such a pet.

Due to the high level of aggression, complex nature and innate instinct of a fighter, gul dong did not become widespread outside the homeland. It has not gained much popularity in European countries.

The largest population of these dogs is found in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, in the countries of Central and South Asia. It is here that they are still used in clandestine battles involving not only dogs, but also predatory animals.

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Bully Kutta

The birthplace of the Bully Kutta breed is Pakistan, therefore the second name of these fighting dogs is the Pakistani Mastiff. This very intelligent dog with a complex character is difficult to train, so only a strong-willed and experienced owner can cope with it, to whom the dog will become a faithful companion and protector.

Bully Kutta should not be bred where there are children, since the breed has a bad reputation - ferocious and aggressive animals do not get along with other dogs and in the fight for their territory they easily kill an opponent.

History of  Bully Kutta

The Bully Kuta breed is very mysterious, with regards to history, origin, ancestors. It is absolutely impossible to assert where this species appeared, how its formation took place, and what breeds participated in it. So we have to build on the existing versions and assumptions voiced by scientists and historians.

The birthplace of Bully Kutta is India and Pakistan, hence the names of the breed: Pakistani, Indian Mastiff. According to one of the existing theories, the Bully Kutta originated in the province of Sindh, therefore it is sometimes called "Sind Mastiff".

The beginning of the history of the Bully Kuta breed is lost in the distant past, at the time of the Persians. These huge dogs were used in military battles and as guard dogs, bodyguard dogs.

In 500 BC, Bully Kutta were introduced to Europe. To be precise, the specified species of animals came to Greece as part of Xerxes' army.

The ancient ancestors of the modern Pakistani mastiffs were significantly different in appearance. The breed has changed as a result of breeding work. When the British conquered India, they brought dogs from their homeland to the occupied territories. These were English Mastiffs , English Bull Terriers and several hunting species.

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Fila brasileiro

A breed bred to search for runaway slaves, as well as to hunt large predators. Now Fila brasileiro is used as a guard or fighting dog. By nature, this is a stubborn, headstrong and very aggressive dog, which only an experienced dog handler can handle.

Of course, there are cases when a well-mannered dog gets along well with children and takes part in games with them with pleasure, but still you should not trust the Brazilian Mastiff - the dog can easily take children's screams and running around for a threat and, without hesitation, will show aggression.

History of  Fila brasileiro

Fila brasileiro's homeland is Brazil. There is no exact information about the origin of these dogs. But there are several versions:

  1. The Brazilian Fila was bred to guard slaves and find runaways. Also, the large dog was used when hunting large predatory animals, including jaguars. Phil's ancestors are: English Bulldog , Bloodhound , Mastiff . From the first inherited stubbornness and violent disposition, from the second an exceptional sense of smell, drooping skin folds and a melancholic look. The mastiff passed on to his heir a large skull and body shape.
  2. According to the second version, the ancestors of the brasileiro are the fila terseirense (extinct species) and the English mastiff .
  3. In 1938, admirers of the Brasileiro, in an effort to improve the breed, united in a national congress. The headquarters of this association was located in Rio de Janeiro. Cynologists who were part of the congress in 1946, among a large number of representatives of the breed, chose the ideal, in their opinion, sample.

He became the standard of the Brazilian fila, which had to be equal to the rest of his relatives. With regards to the ancestors, their list consisted of several breeds that lived in Brazil, which interbred with each other without breeders' control for more than one century.

The Brazilian fila came to the territory of the former Soviet Union in 1992. The first to get acquainted with the breed were Russian Molossian connoisseurs. It was to Russia that a pair of brasileiro was brought, their offspring served as the beginning of the breeding of these dogs in the countries of the former USSR.

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Caucasian Shepherd Dog

The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is one of the largest dog breeds. Experienced breeders recommend training and socializing the Caucasian Shepherd Dog from early childhood, since this dog needs constant control from the owner. Of course, the shaggy giant does not have the inherent aggressiveness and bloodthirstiness of many other breeds.

A puppy raised in a family with children will grow up as a kind and affectionate dog, but at the slightest threat will rush to defend its territory. If you are looking for a loyal friend and guardian for your family members, then the Caucasian Shepherd is perfect for these purposes. But you shouldn't leave noisy kids unattended with a Caucasian who easily knocks down even an adult, strong man. In addition, the dog can mistake active games and children's cries for an attack and show aggression that threatens the child's life.

History of  Caucasian Dog

The homeland of the Caucasian Shepherd Dog is the USSR, namely, the territory bordering the Caucasian ridge and the southern steppes of Russia. The roots of the history of this formidable breed are lost in the distant past. In the seventh century BC, images of dogs, extremely similar to wolfhounds, were discovered.

So the Caucasian Shepherd Dog is one of the most ancient breeds.

The ancestors of modern representatives of the breed are ancient Caucasian guard dogs. Basically, the breed was formed in a natural way, by a selection method, during which only the strongest, bravest and with good health survived. But the formation of character and working data was also influenced by Caucasian traditions.

The purpose of the Caucasian dogs was to protect herds from predatory animals. Shepherd dogs guarded not only domestic animals, but also the homes of their owners. Moreover, they also served in the army of the Assyrian state. In 1765, representatives of the breed were on guard duty in the Turkish troops.

During the conquest of the Caucasus, the Russian army also used wolfhounds as guards for fortresses in the war zone.

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English mastiff

The English Mastiff was once a very ferocious dog that was used to guard and protect property. But modern representatives of this breed have a rather mild character. The English mastiff is a good-natured giant who adores children and is ready to endure even a rude attitude towards himself.

It does not pose a particular danger to human life, except that it can accidentally touch with its powerful body and knock it down. For this reason, it is necessary to supervise the games of the mastiff with the children in order to avoid accidental injury. In relation to other animals, a properly raised mastiff also does not pose a threat.

History of  English mastiff

The English Mastiff breed originated over 1000 years ago. The homeland of these giant animals is Great Britain. They descended from the old English moloss dogs. Until the early nineteenth century, English mastiffs were at the height of their fame and popularity. They were worth their weight in gold. For example, if an exchange was made between the owners of working dogs, then two dozen hounds and greyhounds were given without regret for one huge and vicious mastiff.

The popularity and fabulous price of a mastiff is explained by the fact that the owner of such a dog did not have to worry that thieves would get to him. A more reliable guard could not be found, he scared away all the thieves in the area with his one look, he did not even need to bark for this. It is known that such dogs were kept at fortresses and castles.

Also, those wishing to make money on their powerful pet with might and main used the fact that the mastiff, getting involved in a battle, never retreats, even if it threatens him with death. These dogs were pitted against wild boars, bears and even bulls. 
There are cases when both opponents died in a fight at the same time. For example, if a mastiff squeezed the throat of a bear with its fangs, it ripped off the skin with its claws in its death throes. Even English mastiffs were noted as fighting dogs in the Roman army and as hunting dogs.

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Tibetan mastiff

A large guard dog breed with a complex character, it was created to protect large livestock from predators. Now it is an intelligent dog that perfectly understands and fulfills all the commands of the owner, but at the same time does not tolerate rudeness and shouting.

You only need to walk with a Tibetan Mastiff on a leash. Some representatives of this breed do not like children, therefore, before purchasing a puppy, it is recommended to weigh the pros and cons. The dog needs constant physical exertion, therefore, without due attention from the owner, it can cause serious damage to property from boredom.

History of  Tibetan mastiff

If you look into the ancient chronicles, you can find in them laudatory lines about dogs of the Tibetan Mastiff breed. Indeed, strength, power, frightening appearance in tandem with a calm character and adequacy deserve admiration and the highest praise. Under the protection of representatives of this ancient watchdog breed, monks of Tibetan monasteries and nomads, who spend most of their lives in the mountains, felt completely safe.

The Tibetan Mastiff occupies a significant place in Tibetan culture, he has not only an unusual appearance, but also a unique barking. Famous dog handlers of past years have been intensively studying these dogs. The first dog was sent to the western shores in 1847. It was intended as a gift to Queen Victoria.

Five decades later, the ministers of the Berlin Zoo announced the birth of Tibetan Mastiff puppies. This litter was officially registered. The mastiffs came to England thanks to the Prince of Wales. It was he who brought a couple of such dogs to his homeland.

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Dogue de bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux is a large, muscular, graceful dog with a calm, stable character. Despite the fact that experienced dog breeders do not consider this breed to be a family one, Great Danes get along well in families with children. With proper and timely socialization, the Dogue de Bordeaux will be polite and patient with strangers, but he really gets closer only to his master.

The Dogue de Bordeaux will be an excellent watchman and a brave defender; he will never allow an intruder to enter his territory. Cynologists advise to have dogs of this breed in a family where there are no small children, since the noise and active games can be mistaken for a great dane. In addition, a large dog running past can push the little one and cause him serious injury.

History of  Dogue de bordeax

The history of the Dogue de Bordeaux keeps both sad and joyful facts of the falls and ups of the breed's popularity. Let's trace the path of formation of Bordeaux by dates:

Mid-nineteenth century - the breed is officially recognized.
  1. 1863 - the first exhibition is held in the Paris Botanical Gardens, which significantly increases the popularity of Bordeaux.
  2. The end of the nineteenth century - the popularity is falling, representatives of the breed are considered very rare.
  3. 1911 - The first standard is adopted.
  4. 1914 - Germany protested the published standard and demanded to split the specified breed in two: the Dogue de Bordeaux with a black mask on the face and the Parisian mastiff with a red mask. At the same time, German dog breeders preferred mastiffs with a black mask.
  5. 1941-1945 - the population of Bordeaux has sharply decreased. It is not surprising, such large dogs need a lot of food, and after all, in that terrible war period, people themselves had nothing to eat.
  6. 1947-1949 - the population of Dogue de Bordeaux has increased. The main breeding work was carried out by breeders in France.
  7. 1991 - Dogue de Bordeaux were brought to the territory of the former Soviet Union.
  8. 1993 - Purebred Dogue de Bordeaux were shown at the Moscow dog show.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a hunting breed native to Zimbabwe. Active and very intelligent dogs, they are attached to the family, especially to children, with whom Ridgebacks almost always have a good relationship. An energetic dog plays with small children with pleasure. But to avoid accidental injury, do not leave young children alone with the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Representatives of this rare breed have a highly developed hunting instinct, therefore, while walking, the owner must keep an eye on the dog, which is ready to chase any animal that gets in its way. That is, the behavior of the Rhodesian Ridgeback must be controlled, since he is capable of seriously injuring any opponent.

History of  Rhodesian Ridgeback

The distant ancestors of the modern Rhodesian Ridgebacks lived in Africa from the very beginning of our era. It is known that the first owners of such dogs were members of the Hottentot tribe. The specified tribe lived in East Africa and on the territory of the state of Zimbabwe.

It was in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) that the formation of the Ridgeback breed took place, hence the name "Rhodesian". The birthplace of the breed is the South African Cape. Local farmers needed a dog capable of hunting large animals, even lions.

It was supposed to be a versatile dog that was not afraid of extreme African temperatures and lack of water. In addition, representatives of the new breed must be adequate companions and guards of the owner's property.

To achieve the set goals, breeding work was carried out, as a result of which the Rhodesian Ridgeback was bred. In the process of work, the crossing of semi-domesticated Hottentot hunting dogs with a ridge on their back and European hounds that came to Africa with immigrants was carried out. It is also known that in the blood of the Rhodesian Ridgeback there are genes for Mastiff, Greyhound, Great Dane and Bloodhound.

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Moscow watchdog

The Moscow watchdog was bred as a service breed, the main purpose of which was the protection of property and territory. The ancestors of the Moscow watchdog were St. Bernard , Caucasian Shepherd Dog and Russian Pied Hound. This hairy giant has a complex character, he will obey only those who prove their leadership abilities to the dog. Moscow Watchdog is easy to learn and follow commands.

The dog gets along well with all family members, including children. But nevertheless, care should be taken: due to its large size, the dog can be dangerous for babies and the elderly - even a small push from such a large dog will immediately knock a weak person off his feet.

History of  Moscow watchdog

The Moscow Watchdog breed does not have a long history, as it has been conducting its record since the fifties of the twentieth century. This species was bred by military dog ​​handlers, so it appeared thanks to the efforts of people, and not nature. The following breeds were used in breeding work: St. Bernard , Caucasian Shepherd Dog and Russian Pied Hound .

It was in these species that the qualities that were planned for the new service breed were present. The order for such a dog came from the very top of the USSR leadership.

Work on the creation of the Moscow watchdog began almost immediately after the exhausting war with the German army. At the end of the 1940s, in the Krasnaya Zvezda breeding kennel in the Moscow region, military cynologists began to create a breed of service dogs with the following qualities: endurance, obedience, height and weight, strength, ability to survive in a harsh climate, security guard service.

Thanks to the crossing of dogs with the indicated qualities, the Moscow watchdog was bred. This breed met all the requests, as a result, the breeders managed to fulfill the order of the government. From generation to generation, all of these qualities were passed on in a complete set.

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Staffordshire bull terrier

The Staffbull or Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium sized dog with short hair. Despite the fact that the ancestors of the Staff Bull were fighting breeds, it has a restrained and calm character. The dog rarely shows aggression, quickly gets used to new people and adores children.

But, despite the friendly nature, you should not leave the staffbull and children unattended, a strong dog can inadvertently injure a child. The level of aggression towards animals in the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not higher than in other breeds. Behavioral problems are caused by late socialization or lack of attention on the part of the owner.

History of  Staffordshire bull terrier

The birthplace of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is England. The beginning of history is recorded in the seventeenth century. It is impossible to name exactly which dogs STBT originated from, but there are two versions:

  1. STBTs are descended from the Old English Bulldogs and Mastiff-like dogs of Great Britain, which were used for baiting bulls.
  2. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a cross between English Terriers and Bulldogs. The most famous breeder who made a great contribution to the formation of the new breed was the Duke of Hamilton.
From the second half of the nineteenth century, STBT began to be exported to other countries. The dogs gained particular popularity in America, then they were called "bull and terrier". We used this type of animals for baiting rats and as participants in dog fights. Moreover, in the nineteenth century, not only in Great Britain, but also in other countries, they began to impose bans on dog fights and other cruel shows involving animals.

Beginning in 1861, clubs for lovers of Staffordshire Bull Terriers began to be organized, at the same time the first exhibitions of this type of dog were held. In 1974, the breed was officially recognized and recorded in the studbook as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (STBT).

When breeding, breeders put emphasis on the exterior of the dog, and not on the aggressive disposition of the fearless fighter. After all, now the staffbulls do not fight in bloody arenas. Now they are show animals, participants in sports competitions, companions and excellent pets.

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Bull terrier

A dog with a complex character, it is rather difficult to train, which is why inexperienced owners are not recommended to have bull terriers. The breed was bred as a fighting breed, therefore, without competent education, the dog is aggressive towards strangers, other dogs and animals.

With proper socialization, a bull terrier puppy will eventually turn into a calm and controlled dog, attached to the owner and the rest of the family. If there are very small children in the family, it is better to choose another, safer breed - a large muscular dog can easily knock a child down and injure him.

The instinct of pursuit in bull terriers is very developed, so absolutely all animals fall into the risk group - from someone else's dog or cat to a rabbit and even a hamster.

History of  Bull  terrier

The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog that appeared in the second half of the 19th century in Great Britain by crossing two other breeds - the Bulldog and the White Terrier. The very name of the breed is taken from the English language and consists of two words - bull and terrier.

The breeders pursued the goal of creating a special breed, whose representatives would have the fearlessness and resourcefulness of a terrier, combined with the power, resilience and grip of a bulldog. And they did it successfully, although not immediately.

The first representatives of the breed were much smaller than modern bull terriers. The weight of some individuals did not exceed 2-4 kg. However, over time, the breeders bred animals whose weight was already more impressive - 22-30 kg. They can be considered the closest to modern bull terriers. The breeders have achieved their goal - they have obtained a breed that combines the best physiological qualities and traits of the terrier and bulldog characters.

It is an English breeder named James Hinks who should be thanked for his special contribution to the breed, which he has brought almost to perfection. In order to get hardy, powerful and quick-witted dogs, Hinks used representatives of the now extinct dog breed - white English terriers, as well as white bulldogs.

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Staffordshire terrier

The Staffordshire Terrier belongs to those dog breeds, whose character largely depends on upbringing. The main characteristics of this breed are developed intelligence, determination, courage and activity. Contrary to the firm belief of others that the Staffordshire Terrier is one of the most dangerous breeds, this dog can be a reliable and very kind friend for all family members.

It is not typical for him to show aggression towards people, and staffords get along well with other animals in the same territory. It can harm a person only through negligence, because of its activity and energy. But if at an early age the puppy often got into stressful situations, aggression towards others is possible.

History of  Staffordshire terrier

The homeland of the Staffordshire Terrier is America. In short, such a dog is called "amstaff". The history of the breed has its own interesting and even bloody details.

The distant ancestors of modern amstaffs were brought to America from England in the seventies of the nineteenth century. These dogs were named Bull Terriers or Pit Bull Terriers . Both in appearance and in character, the ancestors were very different from the current staff. They were powerful and aggressive. In connection with these qualities, bull terriers were used to work on farms, to guard houses. They went with them to hunt such animals as wild boars and bears. They also became participants in bloody dog ​​fights.

In the United States, the attitude towards this type of dog has changed. At first, they began to be called Yankiterriers or American Bull Terriers. The pets used were mostly companions. In 1972, the breed was officially named - the American Staffordshire Terrier. Representatives of this species differ from their English forefathers in greater power and less aggressiveness.

Amstaff is now a very popular breed. There are a large number of kennels that breed purebred Staffordshire Terriers.

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Akita Inu

Akita Inu is a breed native to the northern regions of Japan. It has a complex character, therefore it is not suitable for a novice dog breeder. With the wrong upbringing, the dog will grow up disobedient and aggressive.

Akita Inu's attitude towards children directly depends on how the kids behave. An adult dog can easily rush to protect a child during a noisy game, taking running for a threat. If the puppy was taken into a family where there were already small children, he will grow up to be an affectionate and loyal friend. In relation to other dogs, especially of its own gender, Akita Inu is often aggressive and can cause serious injury.

History of  Akita Inn

The creator of the Akita Inu is nature itself, not man. The beautiful appearance of the dog is a gift of nature, breeders have nothing to do with it. The history of the breed dates back to the Japanese island of Honshu. It was on this territory that archaeologists discovered the remains of ancient dogs, very similar to modern Akita Inu. It is still not known for certain who the ancestors of these ancient Japanese dogs were. It is precisely proven that the representatives of the breed already existed in the second millennium BC.

The purpose of the Akita was to protect the owner and his property. The owners of these animals were very influential people of Japan, belonging to the royal nobility. Even the emperor himself had such a pet. This does not mean that the representatives of the breed were inaccessible to ordinary people. The first Akita faithfully served ordinary peasants, guarding their homes and helping during the hunt. Only in the 18th century, dogs from peasant farms migrated to rich estates. The Akita Inu was included in the list of elite breeds.

Dogs were so appreciated that even a decree was issued, according to which the offender or killer of the dog was punished in the most severe way. The cost of these animals has risen to the skies. It got to the point that only aristocrats could afford to buy Akita. The dog itself in a rich family was kept in the upper class. A servant was assigned to each individual. By a specially made collar, as well as by other accessories, it was possible to recognize the status of the owner.

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Black russian terrier

This incredibly intelligent and easily trainable breed was bred in the USSR in the early 50s of the 20th century. There are practically no flaws in the character of the Black Russian Terrier, the dog quickly adapts to living in a family, learns with pleasure and fulfills the owner's commands. Black Terrier loves children and is inclined to forgive them even rude attitude towards themselves. By nature, the terrier is a reliable protector for the whole family and home.

The dog becomes aggressive only in case of a real threat, but very quickly calms down if he realizes that the intruder has retreated. The Black Russian Terrier can be dangerous to children only because of its size - a large dog can accidentally scare or push the baby. It is not recommended to leave the terrier alone for a long time, he does not like loneliness and from boredom his behavior becomes destructive.

History of  Black Russian terrier

The homeland of the black terrier is the Soviet Union. This breed was created by order of the state government. The Krasnaya Zvezda kennel was ordered to fulfill the order. The government headed by Stalin set out specific requirements for the characteristics of the new species. RFT should have:

  1. Long, dense coat - for frost resistance.
  2. Long, muscular legs - for fast running and wide jumps.
  3. Wide paws - allowing you to move in the snow without falling through.
  4. Aggressiveness, fearlessness, powerful jaws, enormous physical strength - for excellent guarding qualities.
  5. Work on a new breed began in 1949. Breeders have crossed many species. The genes of the Giant Schnauzer, Newfoundland, East European Shepherd, Caucasian Shepherd, Great Dane, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, Airedale were used.

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Chow Chow

Chow Chow is considered one of the oldest dog breeds on the planet. This is an excellent watchman, a good hunter and a devoted companion for humans, however, despite a lot of positive qualities, the Chow Chow is an independent dog that needs active socialization. The owner of a chow-chow puppy needs to introduce him to new people and animals from an early age, only then the dog will be gentle and calm.

A dog that grew up in a family with children will love and protect them. But if the chow-chow does not know the children, he will be very wary of them. Representatives of this breed cannot be called spiteful or aggressive, but you should watch out for the communication of the dog with the child - the chow-chow often perceives active and loud games as aggression and can injure the baby.

History of  Chow Chow

In the history of the oldest Chow Chow dogs, you can find many interesting, unusual and even scary facts. The formation of the breed began in the steppes of Mongolia and Northern China. These dogs came from the polar wolf, at the moment the specified species of animals is extinct.

The breed has experienced many ups and downs in its popularity throughout its history. Dogs were used in sledding, in reindeer herding, as guards, hunters, pets and even meat delicacies. Sounds awful, but it's true. The Chinese are sure that dog meat has healing properties; they shamelessly eat these cute animals.

During the rise in popularity at the court of the Chinese emperor, more than five thousand representatives of the breed were simultaneously contained. At the same time, there was a ruthless selection of puppies. Those who did not meet the requirements were killed and used as food for the owners.

The first breeders were Buddhist monks. It was in Buddhist monasteries that purebred dogs were bred. To preserve the purity of the blood, the exchange of producers was done between different monasteries. The monks even kept records in special journals about their breeding work. These records can be called the primordial pedigrees of purebred dogs.

The Problem Of Dog Bite Statistics

Dog bite researchers and researchers want the public to understand that such statistics are highly unreliable. An epidemiologist working with the CDC noted, “There is no centralized reporting system for dog bites. And incidents are usually sent to multiple organizations, such as the police. , veterinarians, animal control departments and emergency departments, make meaningful analysis nearly impossible. ”

Dog bites are not always reported, especially if they are from a family member. Many of the most popular breeds also defy accurate calculations. This makes calculating the “risk” of bite difficult without knowing the percentage of the breed in the US.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Why Are Some Dogs Considered Dangerous?

A full study of DBRFs was published in 2013. In this review, 256 cases, breed not mentioned, only 17.6% of dogs were accurately identified and accurately identified.

The authors of the publication emphasize that the factors that make up the “most dangerous dogs in the world” of all are avoidable and independent of the breed :

87.1% of dogs were not supervised by an adult

85.2% of the dogs were unfamiliar to the victim.

84.4% of dogs were not recorded.

76.2% of dogs were not considered pets and there was little positive interactions with humans

37.5% of dogs have not been socialized or trained

21.1% of dogs have experienced abuse or neglect

How To Deal With Aggressive Dogs?

Death due to dog bites is a dire situation, especially since it can be prevented. During the study, it became clear that more exercise, socialization, and better dog care would result in fewer corrections of the world's deadliest dog bites.

Dogs are man's best friend, and we must make them feel that the world is a safe place, and manage them correctly ..

Likewise, community-based dog bite prevention programs can teach dog owners and non-dog owners how to recognize when a dog is alert and understand its body language to prevent aggressive dog behavior.

What Are The Most Dangerous Dogs In The World?

As of 2021, Great Danes are considered the most dangerous in the world .

At 32 inches tall at the shoulder and taller than an adult on their hind legs, Great Danes are generally cute, friendly, and patient with children. however, they are also vigilant watchdogs. Great Danes have even caused deaths.

What Kind Of Dog Can Kill A Lion?

Rhodesian Ridgeback - Origin: South Africa

Dogs With The Strongest Bite

Great Dane - 552 lbs. Mastiff wins the crown with a claimed bite strength of 552 lbs.

Rottweiler - 328 lbs. The Rottweiler is known as a ferocious and strong dog ..

American Bulldog - 305 lbs. The American Bulldog is a fairly large, stocky, and muscular dog.

German Shepherd - 238 lbs.

Pit Bull - 235 lbs.

What Dogs Are Most Likely To Abandon Owners?

Under certain conditions, all dogs are capable of attacking anyone, including their owners. however, some breeds are more dangerous than others.

  • Chow Chow - Don't be fooled by his innocent face. ….
  • Canary Press
  • German dog
  • Dog Tosa
  • Brazilian fila
  • Wolf hybrid
  • Siberian Husky
  • Rottweilers

What Kind Of Dog Can Kill A Man?

Based on data on dog attacks in the US and Canada from 1982 to 2014, the dogs most likely to bite or kill a person are:

  1. Pit bulls.
  2. Rottweilers.
  3. Pitbull mix.
  4. German shepherds.
  5. Bulmastypes.
  6. Wolf hybrids.
  7. Husky.
  8. Akita.

Key Criteria for Differentiating Potentially Dangerous Dogs

Countries may use certain relevant traits to list potentially dangerous dogs. In general, the important characteristics agreed upon by most countries are:

  1. strength from physiology
  2. Natural but highly developed muscular body
  3. Generally weighing at least 20 kg or more
  4. A large square head, usually with a powerful jaw
  5. Remarkably strong resistance to pain
  6. Aggressive behavior is “a stronger tendency”

Spanish law

In Spain , the possession of potentially dangerous dogs is regulated by the Royal Decree No. 287/2002 of 22 March 2002 . However, classifying potentially dangerous dogs is not as simple as you might think, and can sometimes seem quite arbitrary.

Indeed, each municipality in Spain has the power to amend or add standards to the original concept of royal decrees. That's why, despite the Spanish government's designation of eight potentially dangerous breeds, Andalusia includes 9, Canary Islands 10, Galicia 15, Valencia 14 and Catalonia 13.

In general,  the flexibility of royal decrees is not very good for dog owners. For example, in Madrid there is no problem owning a Doberman, but if you travel to Andalusia, it will be considered a potentially dangerous dog. As a result, many responsibilities and prohibitions follow the dog and its owner's journey.

Not only that, it means that crossbreeds carrying these breeds' genes are also classified as potentially dangerous dogs. This can make things very complicated if you are adopting a crossbreed dog.

Classification of Spain: Potentially Dangerous Dog Breeds

At the national level, Royal Decree 287/2002 defines the following as potentially dangerous breeds:

  • Pit bull terrier
  • American staffordshire terrier
  • Rottweiler
  • Dogo argentino
  • Tosa dog
  • Akita Inu
  • Brazilian Mastiff
  • Staffordshire bull terrier

Other Traits of “Dangerous” Dogs

In addition to what is required by law, a  breed, whether purebred or hybrid, may also be considered “dangerous” in Spain if it has the following characteristics:

  • Strong muscular body
  • Weight over 20 kg
  • Morphological characteristics such as a square head, powerful jaws, or large snout

Requirements for adopting potentially dangerous dogs in Spain

In Spain, the possession of potentially dangerous dogs is not per se ban. However, owners must comply with certain requirements to legally own a dog.

Handling license

A handling license is required not only for owners, but for anyone who takes a potentially dangerous dog to public places. In addition, it must be renewed every five years, and the following requirements must be met.

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older and have a unique resident registration number
  2. A person who has no criminal history such as drug trafficking, murder or gang activity
  3. Public liability insurance with at least 120,000 euros insured
  4. Those who have passed the relevant psychiatric and physical examination
  5. Issuance of health status certificate from a registered veterinarian

Basic Tips for Safely Walking with Potentially Dangerous Dogs

  • I always carry my driver's license and city hall registration document with me whenever I go for a walk.
  • Always wear a leash (non-stretch leash, up to 2 m long) and wear a muzzle when walking your dog .
  • I always take only one dog for a walk.
  • If you release your dog on private property, such as a garden, it's important to make sure the surroundings are secure. This is to prevent the dog from escaping or causing an accident.

Registration of Potentially Dangerous Dogs

Once you have obtained a handling license, you must go to your local city hall and register your dog on the Potentially Dangerous Animals City List . After that, if the dog runs away, you will have to report it to City Hall.

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