Dogs are listed amongst the most faithful animals when it comes to pet animals. Many people are into dogs while others are into cats as pet animals. Even children are always excited about having pets at their homes with whom they can play and share good moments. Unfortunately there are few dog breads that are not only dangerous but also life threatening. Dogs are considered as human’s best friends, but sometimes the closest to you might hurt you the most. It means that no matter how close dogs are to a human being, few dog breeds are naturally aggressive and dangerous. No matter how much we focus on the nature vs. Nurture debate, the danger posed by such species cannot be ignored.
It is best to avoid buying these breeds for one’s own safety. This article focuses on the list of Top 10 Most Dangerous Dogs In 2020 so that you can avoid purchasing them.
This dog has cute features. After the appearance of Dalmatian in some movies back in 1960’s people started bringing this dog as a pet for their children. But in actual, this dog become fearful when provoked. Children playing in front of him can easily provoking him leading to bites which could be fatal. The reason behind mentioning this dog in the list is to aware the parents if they are considering a pet for their children.
9. Doberman Pinschers
Doberman Pinschers are loyal friendly and faithful breed. Yet their agility, high energy, courage and excitability make them prone to danger. They perform best with strong leadership, otherwise they are difficult to handle. This breed is not actually dangerous but has a tendency to exhibit danger in certain situations due their powerful bites and fast speed.
8. Cane Corso
This breed was raised by Romans for war purposes. The head of the dog is the scariest portion. One cannot resist standing in front of Cane Corso with his open jaws. Due to the fatal and violent attacks, this dog is restricted in European countries and some states of US. They are supposed to be trained sophistically in the early stages, in case someone is planning to keep him as a pet.
Huskies are furry, fluffy and cute dogs which is why most people perceive them as nice and easy to handle animals. But trust me! That is not the case actually. Without proper handling, they can become literally difficult to handle. They are loving and gentle, yet high energy and easily excitable. They can only be controlled by a strong owner and despise weak owners. They are not usually aggressive but their possessive nature makes them dangerous and aggressive. It is better to avoid these dogs after they are not younger enough.
6. Wolf – Dog Hybrid
This breed is a result of cross breeding of wolves and dogs. As they are a hybrid, so they acquire some very dangerous traits of wolves. It is reported that Wolf – Dogs are responsible for 14 fatalities in US alone. They are extremely savage and wilder in some cases. US has banned the ownership of this breed due to their violent nature,
5. Chow- Chows
You will be easily deceived by the lovely appearance of chow-chow. He is a very cute dog with an elegant fur. The quote “Appearances are always deceptive” verily fits on this breed. They are a hunting breed whose basic purpose is to guard the livestock. The dogs become arrogant and dangerous when they see their masters in trouble. They can attack the enemy violently causing fatal damages.
Boxer dogs are high energy and competitive dogs. They have a high need to prey also known as prey drive. Not only do they exhibit a strong prey drive, but they are also highly and easily excitable. This nature makes them prone to fatal attacks. If they are not properly trained during their early years, they become difficult to manage and hence become prone to injury and even death. Watch out fellas if you are buying a pet dog. It’s definitely not a pet for your child.
3. German shepherds
German shepherds might seem playful, outgoing, cute and fluffy when they are infants or are young, but as grownups they top the list of most dangerous dogs. They are known for their loyalty, intelligence and courage and they can also be trained into performing some very complex tasks, but without proper training and handling, these dogs become really difficult to handle and control. They usually weigh around 35-40 kg and reach the height of 60-65 cm. The heavy weight and girth make them dangerous yet again. They are not usually aggressive but they have a strong protective nature which mostly leads to uncontrollable aggression. Improper training of these dogs might therefore inflict havoc and injury.
The playful nature and sweet faces of Rottweiler attract many people to make them as their pets. But the truth is totally opposite. These dogs have been reported to have caused the most human fatalities after Pit Bull, hence making it the second most dangerous dog in 2020. The research study clearly depicted that 74% incidents of attack on humans by dogs were actually by Rottweiler and Pit Bull. The strong muscles, powerful jaw and strong head make them a dangerous species. Their over-protective nature makes them lose control when they feel danger. Proper and strong socialization is required to control them.
1. Pit Bull
Pit Bull dogs are listed as the most dangerous dogs in 2020. A research conducted by Dogsbite.org suggested that from 2004-2014 most of the fatal attacks to humans were inflicted by this dog breed. The stats depicted that 74% cases of human attacks were by this species of dogs. The research also analyzed the reasons for these stats. According to the survey, pit bulls pose major threat due to their selective breeding linked to dog fighting. Moreover, this breed usually attacks suddenly i.e. surprise attack, as they fail to communicate an anticipation of threat before attack. Other than this, they also have a unique style of holding and shaking the prey. This makes their biting style lethal. Pit bulls also have a desire of gameness which is a ruthless manner of attack and makes it the MOST DANGEROUS DOG OF 2020.