Avoid These 9 Dangerous Dog Breeds at All Costs

Dogs can be amazing pets and lifelong companions, but some dog breeds are too dangerous to be worth the risk. These nine most dangerous dog breeds can be good pets when properly trained, but if left uncared for or found in poor conditions, they can be extremely dangerous and even fatal. This list was comprised based on bite fatalities.

Number Nine: Great Dane.

Great Danes can be gentle giants, but their size poses a threat to small people and children. Their bite may not have a lot of power, but with jaws that size, not a lot of power is necessary to cause serious damage.

Number Eight: Chow Chow.

Chow chows tend to lash out at strangers for a number of reasons, including boredom. Because they are unpredictable, they make it onto our list.

Number Seven: Doberman.

Doberman Pinschers can be loyal, but they can also be extremely aggressive when trained to be. Dobermans have been used in the past as attack dogs on property of mafia members and drug lords.

Number Six: Malamute.

Malamutes may look super cute, but they also tend not to know the strength of their own bite. They are sometimes used as sled dogs and are quite closely related to wolves.

Number Five: Wolf-Dog Hybrid.

The wolf in these wolf-dogs makes them more prone to aggression and wild behavior. Because of this, they can be unpredictable and may bite when you least expect it.

Number Four: Husky.

Huskies are related to wolves, so it makes sense that they can be extremely aggressive. When properly trained, huskies are very gentle, but an untrained husky is a serious threat.

Number Three: German Shepherd.

Though many people own german shepherds, they are also used as police dogs and can be very forceful when necessary. Their instinct to hunt is very natural.

Number Two: Rottweiler.

Rottweilers are prone to unexplained outbursts of aggression, which is why they come in second on our list. Their muscular demeanor makes them a threat to children and young people.

Number One: Pit Bull.

Pit bulls are so aggressive that many states in the U.S. have banned people from breeding them. However, one sad fact is that so many people have had bad experiences or difficulty training pit bulls that they leave them to become strays, and many pit bull rescue shelters exist for adoption. It is a goal of many of these shelters to eventually remove the taboo surrounding pit bulls, as they can be wonderful, gentle pets when properly trained.