Top 10 Most Aggressive Dogs

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Pit-bull lovers will tell you that their favorite breed is one of the most maligned breeds of dogs out there. However, it's not entirely without reason that pulls are considered some of the most dangerous dogs. These dogs, along with a few more in the list below, comprise a majority of the dog bite attacks that take place in the US annually.

According to dog bite experts and dog bite attorneys in Los Angeles, the most dangerous breeds of dogs in the US are

Pit Bulls

These are probably one of the most common breeds that Los Angeles dog bite lawyers come across. These are very aggressive breeds, and it's the reason why they are some of the most sought after dogs for dog fights. Pit bulls don't nip or bite. They lock their jaws onto the flesh of the person or animal, and don't let go.


These dogs have strong territorial instincts which is why they're so aggressive. Owners love them because they're strong guard dogs. Unfortunately, it’s these very qualities that often involve them in dog bite attacks.

German Shepherds

These are the favored dogs of local law enforcement agencies, and can be very aggressive when provoked.  


These are highly intelligent animals. According to a study, between 1979 and 1997, Huskies were involved in more than 15% of all dog bite-related fatalities in the US.

Alaskan Malamutes

These are highly energetic animals, and should only be reared by owners who can devote the time needed to exercise these dogs often. When they become bored, they become fidgety and restless.


These are often used as guard dogs because of their aggressiveness and intelligence. They can be very aggressive when provoked.

Chow Chow

These are relatively small animals, but can be aggressive. In the case of these animals, it's usually poor breeding that leads to the aggressive behavior.

Presa Canario

These dogs were originally bred to guard cattle. They can be intimidating animals, because they have a complete lack of fear and are very powerful.


Boxers are not typically regarded as an aggressive breed. However, poor training can lead to the development of aggressive tendencies.


Everybody’s favorite dog from the 101 Dalmatians movies can actually be quite aggressive. These dogs can be very energetic, and need plenty of exercise.


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