Traditionally known as “man’s best friend”, most dogs are exactly that. Many have had such a close relationship with a human (we don’t approve of saying “their owners” because owning another living creature — in our opinion — wrong.) that they mourn a loss as long or longer than we do.
For thousands of people all over the world, a dog, or two or…? is part of the family, just as are the children. In the US, most cities have regulations about taking dogs, etc. into public places, especially into restaurants and other sources of food sales However, in many countries, such as France, it is quite common to have to step over a huge German Shepherd lying at the entrance of a bistro, and people are constantly seen walking large as well as small dogs in restaurants, department stores and just about anyplace else.
Of course, in all the above-cited cases, the dogs have been well-socialized. That means that from their earliest days of puppyhood, they’re taught to be sociable and friendly. Any sort of aggressive behavior is quickly suppressed. It’s not necessary or desirable to beat or otherwise punish the dog. And shouting only indicates that you’re upset and excited. This causes your companion to pick up your vibes so he/she becomes upset and excited as well. Bad. It’s much better always to remain quite, calm and firm as you make sure to get the animal’s attention and say “No”. All that being said, there are often dog attacks and we know they can become deadly.
Most Dangerous Dogs In The World
Below is a list of ten dog breeds with the questionable honor of being considered the most dangerous canines.
10. Great Dane
Between 1979-1998 a total of seven deaths due to assaults by these formidable animals. Although they can normally be calm and docile pets, it should be remembered that in the past, these animals were bred to help in the hunt for prey. This can, at times, reveal itself in a Great Dane attacking for seemingly no reason. In addition, due to its huge size, this animal is probably not a good choice for a household with children.
9. St. Bernard
We all share a picture of an enormous life-saving St. Bernard trudging through the snow to bring a little shot of brandy to warm the cockles of a stranded skier’s heart. While the St. Bernard is sometimes used for rescue efforts, these huge creatures can be good pets if well-trained beginning at an early age. Unlikely to attack or injure others, their sheer size and weight can make them a danger, especially to children.
In Germany, Dobermans are preferred over German Shepherds for police work, and as anyone knows, a Doberman can be extremely intimidating. While Dobermans have a great deal of aggressive tendency built-in for their initial use as guard dogs, they can be playful, friendly and loveable creatures as well.Dobermans are quite intelligent and as always, if taught good behavior from an early age, they can be safe enough while offering protection as well.
The Husky is a very old breed of dog. Their training originally consisted of learning to be good sled dogs. While all dogs need plenty of exercise to help maintain a healthy outlook, the Husky needs even more. These dogs can be quite aggressive, but this is primarily due to poor training or lack of training. But it should be remembered, in the dog world, the Husky is closer to his ancestor, the wolf, than many other breeds.
Pretty to look at, but hard to brush with their long furry hair, the Chow-Chow isn’t a large dog, but they have caused more than their share of fatalities. Normally a good pet for most households, the Chow-Chow can be quite aggressive, especially around strangers.
strangers. One aid to help dampen that aggressive nature is to make sure your Chow-Chow gets plenty of exercise to overcome that lack as well as the boredom that can accompany it.
People commonly confuse the Malamute with the Husky. Although their looks are similar and they were always bred to pull sleds rather than protect or hunt, they can be relatively passive. However, due to their size — normally a Malamute is somewhat larger and heavier than a Husky — they can be dangerous to keep as pets, especially when children around.
4. Wolf-Dog Hybrid
It isn’t surprising that this breed is feared as one of the most dangerous animals to have in the home. Since the wolf is the ancestor of today’s dogs, a good many of its characteristics can pop up now and then, especially if the pet is already half wolf. Wolves are pack animals and once their pecking order is established, the pack gets along just fine. And these intelligent creatures can work together.
Although it is probably a bad idea, cross-breeding wolves with dogs is not too uncommon. People all over the world are different, and there are people who want to have something a bit “different”. Generally speaking, plenty of early training may be helpful, but the consensus remains: Wolf-Dog Hybrids are pretty dangerous to keep around the house.
3. German Shepard
Everybody recognizes a German Shepard when they see one. When in top form, these beautiful dogs are not only beautiful but as with the Doberman, they can easily intimidate. The German Shepard was originally bred not to protect humans, but herds of sheep, goats, and cattle on country farms. Hence the name “shepard”. The German Shepard is known for its high intelligence, but it can be quite aggressive and this breed makes a good choice as guard dogs.
Unfortunately, this breed has a history of too many deaths that should never have happened. This ancient breed was originally a herding dog. Most old breeds, such as the Rottweiler, can be quite aggressive and training from a very early age is extremely important to get this breed socialized and “civilized”. Having said that, the Rottweiler too can be a loving and warm companion. Be careful, this huge creature may even try to become your lap dog!
1. Pit Bull
Everyone recognizes and trembles at the sight of an American Pit Bull. Hardly surprising that he should come in at No 1 when we speak of dangerous dogs. Far too many deaths have occurred from attacks by Pit Bulls. That doesn’t mean a Pit Bull can’t be a good pet. However, due to its aggressive nature and the fact that it was bred for many years for bloody sport, these tendencies can surface today.
Most of the problems we hear about with Pit Bulls come from their use and breeding for dog fighting. This illegal “sport” brings out the worst in a Pit Bull, and the operators of these events, often steal small dogs to use as bait to get the Pit Bulls warmed up for the “Main Event”. Many Pit Bull lovers, on the other hand, swear by their pets, raised from infancy to be sociable and friendly. But the Pit Bull, biting, even in play has an almost impossible to resist, to hang on. That can be at the least uncomfortable. But the Pit Bull, biting, even in play has a need, almost impossible to resist, to hang on. That can be at the least uncomfortable.
The takeaway here is that even these potentially dangerous dogs can be trained. But the key is to begin this training as early as possible, keep it up, remaining firm, but calm, and you should end up with a pleasant civilized companion.