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.
The Boer Boel is a large, mastiff dog breed from South Africa which was bred for the purpose of guarding a home or farm.
These dogs were often a first line of defense against predators and were valuable in tracking and holding down wounded game. Bore Boels are loyal but very protective of their families.
The Gull Dong (also known as the Pakistani Bull Dog) is a cross breed between the Gull Tarrier and the Bully Kutta.
Extremely strong and powerful, the Dong was specifically bred as a fighting dog and is known to be very aggressive and difficult to control.
A breed of hunting dog that originated from Central Africa, they have been classified as a sight hound.
They exhibit alertness, curiosity and affection, though they are reserved with strangers. They are the 2nd least trainable of all breed types.
The St. Bernard is a breed of very large working dog that originated from the Swiss and Italian Alps. Originally bred as a rescue dog, they have been made famous by tales of their gargantuan size and Alps rescue mission abilities.
However, just like with other very large dogs, they must be trained to be sociable with strangers and other dogs during their infancy in order to prevent aggressive territorial behavior.