Dogs can be the cutest thing in the world and it’s believed that we’re bio-socially bound to them, thanks to thousands of years of evolution. Dogs are decedents of the gray wolf that resided in Eurasia tens of thousands of years ago. We quickly became close to them, since we posed a threat to their dominance in forests and hills.
As a group, they were very similar to us, they hunted in packs, usually with one or two leaders, which is the same hunting style we used back in the day.
After a few years of observing us, wolves became closer to humans because we often had heat, food, and comfort. Humans favored the wolves that were kinder towards them, those that didn’t display any threat or aggression.
We gave them food and comfort, while they also played their part in hunting, as they displaying exceptional hearing and smelling abilities.
After tens of thousands of years, dogs such as pugs have become significantly different from their previous relatives, including grey wolves, and others that still possess relatively similar physical attributes, such as Huskies and Malamutes.
We bred dogs for a very long time and they’re now considered our companions and true friends. However, some dog breeds are known to have been bred for fighting, hunting, and killing. These breeds are also known for being vicious against other humans, dogs, and even their owners.
It’s also worth noting that a dog’s personality is much more important than their respective breeds. Examples of this are how some Pit Bulls are much more docile than smaller, less dangerous dogs like the Chihuahua. This isn’t the case with all breeds, as some tend to be much more aggressive than others.
Here are 10 of the most dangerous dog breeds.
10 German Shepherds
The German Shepherd is a very popular dog throughout the world and they’re known for being friendly. However, they are ferocious dogs and at times can even be extremely dangerous. There’s a reason why they’re used as military and police dogs. Studies have shown that their bite force can be around 1,060 newtons.
German Shepherds are a medium-size dog and can weigh up to 90 pounds. German Shepherds are popularly known for being family dogs, but they can be quite aggressive against people. Their training is relatively standard, but what makes them dangerous is their behavior.
They also have a few bad tendencies, with one of them being bad bite inhibition during play time, where they don’t know how to set boundaries. Even well trained German Shepherds can be aggressive, and even go as far as biting their owner’s hand when given a treat. As a family dog, they need a lot of attention, as they require more walks, playtime, and food than an average dog.