25 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

There are many factors that play a role when assigning a “danger” level to a dog but most critics and researchers disagree as to what these factors are. As predictable as they are, in many ways, dogs are still a mystery. 

Consequently, it’s unfair to callously label a dog as dangerous. There are some very dangerous animals on earth, but domesticated dogs are not.

Nevertheless, it can’t be helped that some dog breeds have more potential to cause serious harm to a person if the dog were to decide to attack.

Lastly, It is important to note however that most dogs are bred with the desire to please their masters. Thus most incidents involving dogs stem from improper training and harsh ownership.

Therefore, our 25 most dangerous dog breeds focus on the potential of a dog to cause serious injury to a victim.

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Tosa Inu

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The Inu is a massive dog with some variations weighing anywhere between 130 to 200 lbs. and can reach heights of 24.5 to 32 inches.

Originally bred to be a fighting dog, it is considered dangerous and legally restricted in some countries.

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American Bandogge

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This incredibly strong dog is a cross breed between an American Pit Bull Terrier and a Neapolitan Mastiff.

In spite of its muscular look, the dog was not originally bred for fighting. Nevertheless, some have used it as fighting dog.

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Cane Corso

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The Cane Corso is a well-muscled dog that can weigh anywhere between 99 to 150 pounds.

The breed is known as a true and quite possibly the last of the coursing Mastiffs and is a descendant of the Canis Pugnax, which were dogs used by the Romans in warfare.

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Bull Terrier

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Known for their large egg-shaped heads, Bull Terriers are exceptionally strong dogs with a #1 ranking in pound-for-pound lean muscle tissue.

Though not particularly aggressive, the breed is known to have a strong “prey drive” which makes the Bull Terrier a dangerous dog towards smaller animals.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Originally from Southern Africa; this dog is known for its ability to keep lions away from prey while the dog’s master makes the kill.

This semi-domesticated ridged hunting dog is loyal and intelligent but is very aloof to strangers.

They also require positive reward-training, avoidance of rough treatment and good socialization skills since they can be over-sensitive and may develop an aggressive side.



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