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Surprising Additions to the Most Dangerous Dogs

Sometimes, there are surprises in life and the top ten most dangerous dogs is no exception. There are a couple of breeds that you would not expect to find on such a list because they are considered gentler breeds. Dalmatian

Even Dalmatians can become dangerous Dogs The first surprise is the Dalmatian, a very energetic and smart dog and part of many families. These dogs have been glamorized in the movies as being extremely gentle. The truth is that Dalmatians are very protective and have been known to act aggressively towards human beings, If the are being provoked, although dog training books can help Boxer

Can Boxers become vicious dogs? The second surprise is the Boxer, as these dogs are very independent and stubborn, which can lead to aggression problems. A dog training DVD can help you out with this breed. Presa Canario

Presa Canario - one of the most dangerous dogs The top ten most dangerous dogs would not be a complete list if it did not feature the Presa Canario. This dog was originally bred to protect cattle, but has recently been kept as a guard dog because it can take down a human being. Chow Chow

Be aware that also Chow Chows can become quite dangerous dogs The Chow Chow might not look like an aggressive dog, but without the proper dog training, it can definitely become one. These dogs can also become aggressive if not bred properly, although pepper spray can easily take them down. Doberman

No one needs to be reminded that Dobermans can be very dangerous dogs Dobermans are another breed that is known for being aggressive. Much of this comes from their role as a guard dog, but these pets are very loyal to their owners. Any trespasser should be alert if a Doberman is around.
More Surprises with the Top Ten Most Dangerous Dogs

There are more surprises in the world of dangerous dogs, as two more breeds that you would not expect make this list. It goes to show how unpredictable the list of the top ten most dangerous dogs can actually be. Malamute

Looks like a husky and can also be a dangerous dog Malamutes are on this list because they can get destructive when they are left alone. These dogs look like wolves, but are not nearly as dangerous. They can, however, become aggressive when not exercised. Husky

They look very harmless but in certain situations can becoma dangerous The Husky is another dog that is wolf-like in appearance. Huskies are not typically aggressive but like Malamutes, they can get aggressive when not exercised, as they get bored. A dog training home study course can definitely help with this breed.
The Usual Suspects

German Shepherd

German Shepherd - dangerous dogs It was rather obvious that the German Shepherd would be on this list because they are known as an aggressive breed. A proper dog training school is a must with a German Shepherd because they are too smart to let them make their own decisions Rottweiler

Rottweilers can be dangerous if not training well The Rottweiler is not a surprise to see on the top ten most dangerous dogs list because they are used as guard dogs. These dogs are quite large and can do a lot of damage to a human being, so reading up on some dog training tips is necessary. Pit Bull

Pit Bulls - can be the most dangerous dogs It should comes no surprise that the most dangerous dog is the Pit Bull. These dogs were originally bred for fighting, so they are inherently dangerous for inexperienced owners. Many owners like to have a stun gun on hand, just in case.

10. Dalmatian

Dalmatians are very protective dogs and can be aggressive towards humans. They are very active and need lots of exercise. They have very sensitive natures and an excellent memory. This bred is famed for their intelligence, indepedence, and survival instincts. Weight: 40-70 lbs. Origin: Yugoslavia

9. Boxer

Unlike their name suggest, these dogs are not typically aggressive by nature. They are bright, energetic and playful breed. Boxers have been known to be "headstrong", which makes it a bit difficult to train them but with positive reinforcement techniques, Boxers often respond much better. Weight: 50-70 lbs. Origin: Germany

8. Presa Canario

Originally bred to guard and fight with cattle, an attack by this dog has been described as hopeless for the victim. They are a guardian breed with man-stopping ability, incredible power and a complete lack of fear. Weight: 80-115 lbs. Origin: Canary Islands

7. Chow Chow

These dogs can be aggressive if poorly bred. The Chow Chow may appear to be independent and aloof for much of the day but needs constant reinforcement. Weight: 50-70 lbs. Origin: China

6. Doberman Pinschers

Dobermans are great guard dogs for their alertness, intelligence and loyalty. They can be agressive dogs when provoked. The typical pet Doberman attacks only if it believes that it, its property, or its family are in danger. Weight: 65-90 lbs. Origin: Germany

5. Alaskan Malamutes

These dogs are very energetic and active. If they are bored, they can become destructive. That's why this dog needs lots of exercise to be happy. Weight: 75-100 lbs. Origin: Nordic

4. Huskies

Very energetic and intelligent dogs. Not considered a good guard dog because of its personality characteristics and gentle temperament. A 2000 study of dog bites resulting in human fatalities in the U.S. found fifteen such fatalities (6% of the total) were caused by "husky-type" dogs between 1979 and 1997. Weight: 44-66 lbs. Origin: Alaska

3. German Shepherds

These dogs are intelligent and very alert. They are highly used by local authorities such as the police K-9 unit. German shepherds are known to be fearless and confident dogs. Weight: 70-100 lbs. Origin: Germany

2. Rottweilers

Rottweilers are known to be very aggressive dogs because of their keen territorial instincts. That's why they make great guard dogs. Weight: 100-130 lbs. Origin: Germany

1. Pit Bulls

A pit bull is a fearless dog that will take on any opponent. They will lock their jaws onto the prey until it's dead. Pit bulls have a reputation of mauling people to death and they are highly sought for dog fighting. Weight: 55-65 lbs. Origin: United States Dogs most often make wonderful pets, however in certain circumstances, any type of dog can be dangerous. Even friendly dogs, can inflict great harm in the wrong circumstance.