Matt Shaw from United States on November 08, 2019: Not all are aggressive mine is mot aggressive at all, In my experience chihuahuas are the worst. Similar dogs have been found in paintings on walls of Egyptian tombs where they are running behind chariots. They are 2 years old and they are so cute. Take the Rottweiller, for example. They have a thick, glossy, short-haired coat and come in red, black, blue, or fawn colors. The dachshund is susceptible to "small dog syndrome," which basically means that it tries to make up for its small size with a large attitude. Information on breed-specific aggressiveness derived from such sources may be misleading due to biases attributable to a disproportionate risk of injury associated with larger and/or more physically powerful breeds and the existence of breed stereotypes. It was really awesome. If the owners aren’t capable of being a benevolent leader the dog will take matters into his own hands. ), I love huskies and me and my brother have 5. I truly believe all my dogs do have the intellect of a four-year-old child. Thank you for sharing your experience and your kind words. They can range in size from 85 to 130 pounds. 10 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds: Temperament Ratings and Information 1. The Flat Coat was exuberant about meeting everything/one he met. They are medium-sized dogs included in the terrier group and can weigh between 55 to 65 pounds. Now I have 2 Shepherds and a Chow with a cat. Love your dog like he's part of the family and learn how to train them properly and be responsible for what your dog does and for heaven sakes stop blaming pitbulls please. It's understandable but most people don't understand how self-selection works. small dog, a dachshund won't inflict the same amount of damage as a Don’t you think kangals should be on the list. They became popular in the U.S. as guard dogs and worked with the Army and police forces. You have no idea what you are talking about. When my grandson was a toddler he could open my dogs mouth, stick his hand in, play with his teeth and tongue my dog loves him and he is a huge pitbull. He is a big gentle giant. Across all those millions of dog owners who don't train their dogs, the dogs most likely to be aggressive are the ones you see above. Husky breeder here. They also like being dominant and will test for dominance in their homes. I do not fully agree with the percentages provided by the American Temperament Test Society, because the number of dogs tested per breed is not the same. The Won’t even hurt a fly. Do alittle research before posting a comment. but they are not. Chihuahuas 6. "Reported levels of aggression in some cases are concerning, with rates Just kidding, of course. If there were 46 dogs tested for the Chihuahua breed and 14 of those dogs failed, the percentage would be the number of dogs that passed (32) divided by the total (46), which yields a 69.9% passing rate. This vicious beast, despite enjoying a good reputation, is at the very top of The Danes were sweet but were protective of the home. If you've ever had a child or pet savaged by a dog, you're probably not on here. biting after adoption. However, the AVMA did not recommend labeling dogs as biters based on their breeds. My boy only ate it when I gave it to him, and he does that all the time. Abusing the breed’s traits of strength, loyalty, protectiveness, and territoriality, the pit bull has become the most bred dog in America. They are short-haired dogs with a straight, dense coat that is black with rust or mahogany markings. As you know, this would make them most likely fail the test. tendencies (territorial, predatory, and intra-specific aggression) that, 'largeimage','menubar=yes,status=no,scrollbars=yes,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,width=800,height=700,left=50,top=50'); Omg apparently noone reads the article before commenting! online dog-news, (  So you're probably safe. I love Malmutes myself and Rottweilers and I’ve known people with pit bulls and they’ve all been lovely affectionate companions and great with children too. I have scars. Although she is 75lbs, she is so gentle with everything. Compare an aggressive chihuahua to that of an aggressive APBT. So while I agree that they could be aggressive, their aggressiveness was bred into them for a purpose. And because of it, there are many people making judgements against an entire breed or breeds. Dobermans are VERY smart and they are strong-willed and they need a firm NOT, (and I stress this) abusive hand. 6.2 million car accidents p/year, 50% of those involved are permanently injured. BOTH of them are well mannered, housebroken since 3 months of age and have the best temperment for "aggressive" dogs. My dads is 2yrs oldand mine is 1yr old and are the sweetest dogs even with my 1yr old daughter. Sheila Brown has done her research and explained the criteria (the temperament test) she's used to produce this list, but most of these posts are petty and biased... We get it - you love your dog breed - and that's cool, but just because your mutt is harmless doesn't mean the breed is suitable for an environment with children, unsocialized and untrained... get some objectivity people! But again that's just me. To me all dogs can turn on u i have had dalmations that have turned min pins that have turned and several others that have done the same if i made this list chow chows would be number one and so on i dont trust that breed at all my papaw lived by sombody thag had two they bit several people and killed my papaws lil poodle in my papaws own yard there were times my pawpaw couldnt come out of his own house cause they were in the yard and trying to attack him..... Siberian huskys neber had one but my mom did when she married my dad and i was a baby i was told he was protective over me and would be very careful around me all around good dog never showed any aggression.... my mom owned a doberman as a kid and that dog was her best friend never bit her or anybody else in the house but showed aggression towards people she didnt know.... we had a cow dog when i was six and it was as mean as a rottweiler like we had to keep him in the bathroom when somebody visited and nobody could step out of their ride until we put him up a cow dog now .... heres my order of the most aggressive and this is my opinion and one of the breeds are a small breed 1. They have a very strong, protective instinct towards their masters, but if raised with strong leadership and good owners, they can get along with children as well as other dogs. Owners of 67 dogs temperament tested and subsequently adopted from one The Dalmatian is listed by the AKC as a medium-sized dog in the working group. My favorite were Staffys. again, they are probably small politicians, who really can't be But I like how you pointed out why/how the dogs get aggressive. I hope you have a Happy New Year! Chihuahuas are very loyal and devoted to their owners, but they are generally one- or two-person dogs. However, Dobermans are my choice. "Our results indicated that there are certain types of aggressive According to the results, Rottweilers and pit bulls are the dogs most prone to biting. But neither one both girls likes children. Please, don't accuse somebody of this until you read the whole post, thank you. This study also provides statistical facts as to which breeds really are aggressive. Well I have to say that my little miniature long hair dachshund is sweet most the timeline. Sorted by most aggressive to least aggressive based on percentages by the American Temperament Test Society (ATTS). We’ve never had a problem with them or the breed in general. They match two aggressive dogs, hoping for more aggressive pups. One is raised poorely and one is not, they are gonna be nearly totally different people. Know what did your getting. Maybe the guy tried to some how harm me? We have 2 blue nose pit bulls, and an English Bull Terrier and my moms inside chihuahua... my pit bulls are great they get along with other dogs and kids no problem although they are huge And big headed make great pets they just look intimidating... and my bull terrier gets along with my pit bulls and great with people but just wants to kill any other dog or animal which just has to do with there breed... And my moms chihuahua horrible she’s aggressive hates kids bites all of our dogs and friends for no reason she’s a mini bomb and barks like crazy these dogs are not good for kids the only person that chihuahua likes is my mom... want a great dog get a pit bull they are intelligent protective and very tolerant with kids and animals. Which bears to mind - the real aggressive animal here is - Man. As a second time AST owner, I can say there is no sweeter, caring, kind and nurturing dog. I have had two American Eskimos puppies. These trends should not be ignored because people "disagree" with them, but they should also not be viewed as an end-all-be-all, as you point out. ), it should be pointed out that, as a I have Progressive MS & she wakes me up for medication time, she reminds me to eat, she gets my clothes, helps me walk, she does my PT with me-makes me when I’m not feeling up to it (the dr did it all around several dog type toys so it’s Our Play Time 2wc a day I just can’t say no to those eyes that love & help me sooo much), she catches me before I fall, if I pass out she picks me up & puts me on my bed or couch & covers me up(staying by my side the whole time), she gets drinks & so many things for me, she goes out to dinner with me & use to go grocery shopping with me (I have someone else do that & order online now). There are many other GREAT breeds out there. It has also been noted that they do not have good peripheral vision, so they can be easily startled. The biggest problem with pit bulls are the owners. The Rottweiler, pit bull and … I would like to say that your article was very well written and it seems thoroughly researched. She got along real well with the kids, the cats, strangers, everyone and everything. As a dog expert, I am frequently asked to opine the most aggressive breeds of dog. Greyhounds rated the most But maybe you can help get other people to stop posting these. Dr. James Serpell, a University of Pennsylvania researcher who worked on They have long, thick coats that can come in red, black, blue, cream, or cinnamon colors. And you know why? Now my Jack Russell mixed now he love kids and the friendlies thing ever. So chihuahua haters BACK OFF!! TheWinstonChurchill on November 08, 2019: Odd how often “research” doesn’t equal any truth or advancement of knowledge. But if this is just about aggressiveness then okay, So you are NOT an expert in dog behavior you simply did a bit of googling to find what you have printed. The biggest issues these breeds have are the wrong people breeding for the wrong reasons, primarily just doing it to "make money" and throwing any pair together without careing about the importance of quality in the breed, or even knowing the physical and mental standard expected. If the parents are even tempered then the pups are as well. Because they are are my companion and friend and my family. Dalmatian 6. One in five Dachshunds have bitten or tried to bite strangers; about one However I do have a couple of issues with it. Even Sheila misses this point, and of course it's understandable, but owning a hundred dogs is ZERO substitute for collecting statistical information about the other hundreds of thousands or millions of a particular breed out there. Chow Chow 4. Not a pup. The pet department at OnBuy wanted to find out if cuddling dogs could reduce stress, as well as uncover which mood-boosting breeds make humans feel the most relaxed — and the results are not surprising at all.. However they did nothing about people who are dangerous and aggressive and who would eagerly want to have a pit bull and mistreat it until it becomes aggressive. a list of 33 dog breeds that were rated for their aggression in a study that analyzed the behavior of thousands of dogs. From my experience, huskies do tend to be territorial and do not always get along well with other dogs, but they are usually good with children. shelter were interviewed by telephone within 13 months of adoption. I have a very large (80kg) German shepherd, who's extremely friendly to people when we're out for a walk, but very protective of the house and his "pack" when he's at home. Its hard to test the temperament of a living thing based on the breed. In the mid-1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a broad analysis of dog breeds involved in fatal attacks in the United … I wish people would understand that, Okay lets get this straight, there are a few types of pibbles (apbt), American bully i am pretty sure and i think one of two more. The Std Poodles were neutral with everything. The author did their research as you should do yours. Most of the comments she touched base on in the article. }, Your $20 Membership supports the world's first dog-site (1998). I think it's how you treat and raise you animals. He’s so nice and she just had a baby and he gaurds her. AKRON, Ohio — A new study is giving insight into which dog breeds are most at risk to bite people and how severe the injuries could be. As pit bulls have a tendency to please their masters no matter what, aggressive and mean people tend to choose these breeds to please their ego and in many cases use them for their own purposes. They would appreciate someone that cared about where they were getting their pup from, if they have an issue with their dogs meeting new people that could be a red flag in relation to the dogs temperment. Another weird thing about him is that I never tough him not to eat food that is offered by a stranger, but every time someone tries to offer him a treat of any kind he would never eat it! The Chis and Doxies were extremely confrontational with dogs and humans. Biggest sweet heart ever. Doberman Pinscher 5. My other friend own 2 German shepherds that are very friendly and placid. In general you can say the smaller the size the higher the level of aggressiveness. A lot of people don't, and a lot of dogs don't need much more than walking at heel and figuring out what NO means. Milan strongly believes that "the most dangerous dog in the world is the one that has been made that way by a human.". Because we don't hurt them! Or the small. It has a lot to due with the breed and not just the owners...I wish people would understand that!! Well, for the conclusion he clearly states that it is how the dogs are treated. viewed as more aggressive. the study, said smaller breeds might be more genetically predisposed (Then ChihuahuaAndCatLover on November 16, 2019: @Shawn Of course chihuahuas are mean if you KICK THEM! Play time is awesome and relax time is the best. 2 on the most aggressive list .... German Shepherd, maybe? The have medium-length hair and a double coat. Rottweilers are territorial animals, and they can be aggressive with other dogs. Informed dog owners get their facts from the NetPlaces Network, world’s 1st global dog news, Copyright © 0901168R1902, SSI Advertising. To label all pitbulls as being bad is rediculous. The first strain of this breed was designed for use as guard dogs and dog fighting, and they were bred for stronger, stockier frames. Yes, It is also important to properly train and socialize any and every dog. But you pay for it. Paris Hilton and other celebrities, were the second most hostile breed. The dachshund is categorized in the hound group by the AKC. Some of these dog breeds are actually aggressive but it is all how you train and treat the dogs. He worked as a tax collector and wanted a dog that he could take with him for protection on his visits to the more dangerous areas where he traveled. They can be devoted to the point of jealousy and may bite or snip at someone coming too close to their owner. Akitas should be on this list too. These are the kind of dogs that roam loose and often attack someone. He was family but I will never trust a Pitt again. Dogs from professional breeders who care and take time to find the right match for breeding rarely have aggressive dangerous pups. There It's all about how they are trained, but sometimes they could have a mental health problems or something traumatic that happened to them. Failure is determined when a dog shows any signs of the following: There are many dog trainers who, when asked what the most aggressive dog is, will not respond with a specific breed. Protective Aggression - Dogs may show aggressive behavior when they think that one of their family members or friends is in peril. function enlarge(x) { Based on statistics from the American Temperament Test Society. {2} 4.5 million reported dog bites per year but only 20% sought medical treatment. I’ve got a 2 year old Siberian Husky, and from my personal experience my dog can get very territorial with other dogs and can get quite alert when he sees a stranger talking or approaching me and sometimes can let out some barks. 1C and 3C). They are in an unfamiliar setting and don't know where they are or what is going on. Therefore, the percentages cannot fully represent the aggression level of an entire breed. But the chance of being bitten by a bully belonging to a responsible owner is 1000 times less than a bite from a dachshund, chihuahua, or any number of the smaller but more aggressive breeds. An Unexpected Answer", "Common Dog Behavior Issues: Aggression," ASPCA. Sweet, playful, stoic with overly rough children, yet still protective of home and family if threatened. I want to start this off by saying i am not attacking you or this article. Breeds scoring low for aggression included Not surprisingly, however, there are reasons why this apparently simple question cannot be answered in a straightforward manner.. First, the term “aggression” can mean different things to different people. 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