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Friday, 29 August 2014

10 most dangerous dog breeds

Hiya everyone.
It's finally Friday!
What are your plans for the weekend?

We hear all the time, as pet lovers, that some dogs are more "dangerous" than others. We also hear that certain breeds are more likely to bite than others. But have you ever wondered what breeds are deemed "most dangerous?"

This is something I was curious about. I knew what the number one "most dangerous" breed was going to be, but I wanted to know the rest.
I did some research, and went to numerous sites. They were all pretty much the same.
A couple of answers didn't surprise me. But specifically 2 of them . . . shocked me.



10. Presa Canario

9. Dalmatian


8. Great Dane


7. Chow Chow


6. Doberman Pinscher


5. Alaskan Malamute


4. Siberian Husky


3. German Shepherd


2. Rottweiler


The number 1 breed deemed most dangerous dog is :


Yep! You guessed it.
The PitBull.

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Who makes these lists?
What is the criteria for picking which dogs get on this list?

Both great questions.
These dogs are said to have a higher number of bite rates, and have had more attacks tallied than most other breeds.

And yes, my beloved Siberian Husky is on this list, along with our close cousins, the Malamute.

Do these bite rate numbers really mean these dogs are dangerous?
In my opinion, no.

I'm not saying that these numbers are all lies, and all of these breeds are pawfect.
There are no pawfect breeds. There are also no pawfect people either.

My theory?

Simple. Scroll back up through all of these dog breeds.
Think of yourself as not being the animal lovers that you are.
If you were to pick any dog breeds in the world that looked the "scariest" to a non animal loving person. This list would pretty much sum it up. Right?

We all know our share of dog fights, or guard dog incidents, dogs attacking children etc . . .
but there are SO many people who own these dogs for one reason.
Because they look "scary!" And if your a human, and you want a dog to look scary, then chances are, you will raise this dog to "be scary."

Face it, your not going to go out and adopt a Golden Retriever, if your trying to raise a guard dog, or a dog that scares people. So these breeds tend to get picked on more than others.

What do you think?
Breed discrimination? Or do you think these dogs deserve to be on the dangerous list?

Final Fact of the day :

Some, if not most of these breeds do need special attention. 
For instance, Siberian Huskies need tons of exercise and mental stimulation, otherwise they become destructive. Some breeds need different things, and are not for first time owners. Please take the time to research a breed before you adopt.



Thanks for stopping by everyone.
This post was part of our Pet Parade blog hop.
Hosted by Rascal and Rocco.
Co hosted by Bionic Basil, Barking from the Bayou, Jan's Funny Farm, and me from
Love is being owned by a husky!

See you tomorrow for Siberian Saturday.

Don't forget to drop by Sparkle the cat's Memorial Service. We are celebrating the beautiful life she had with her family. Gone to soon, but not forgotten. Please head over to their blog, as Sparkle's mom is have a commentathon, donating 1$ to a rescue, for every comment she receives.




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40 comments:

  1. Some of those are real shockers and some well we'd know they have a bad reputation and wrongly so. We truly believe there are no dangerous dogs just dangerous humans. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Exactly my point! So glad you agree Molly, have a great day!

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  2. These breeds are chosen because of number of injuries or deaths caused to humans and insurance claims made. Many times folks tuink it's dangerous because the breed is vicious, but Rumpy is more dangerous than a poodle because he is big, strong, and energetic. And statistically pit bulls cause more injuries than the other breeds combined.

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    1. Yes, your right, PitBulls are said to cause more injuries, however, that's why my theory behind that was most of these humans adopt PitBulls and other "scary" looking breeds, and raise them wrong, then when the dog ends up biting someone, the dog gets blamed. I'm not saying this is the case every time. But a lot of times, I think it is. I will stick to my guns, and blame humans, and the things we do to innocent dogs.

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  3. I love what Molly said. This is so sad, not very surprising but sad. Humans sure know how to ruin animals at times. Great point about these breeds needing special attention and research is so important.

    I hope you guys have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thanks Annie, glad you agree. We do have a way of ruining innocent animals don't we?

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  4. In many of these cases, humans are responsible. What saddens me is that many dogs are put to sleep because of this. There should definitely be more information on the subject.

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  5. Yet the three breeds with the highest number of bites every year are the Chihuahua, Dachshund, and Jack Russel Terrier. Of course, they are smaller dogs so the injuries tend to be less severe but in cases where the bite(s) is/are serious, they just don't get the publicity a bite from a Pit Bull gets.

    I honestly believe the majority of dog bites are fully preventable. First and foremost, babies and young children should NOT be left unattended with a dog - especially a dog that is new to the family or belongs to someone else. Dogs can get spooked and of course from toddler up, kids see dogs as giant stuffed animals and often tug on them and even try to ride them. I'd bite if I were a dog in that position! Other factors you see in so many of the serious dog bite cases include dogs that are not spayed/neutered, dogs that are kept chained in the yard 24/7, dogs that have bones or are eating, dogs that are encouraged to be "guard" dogs and not included as family members, and just otherwise untrained dogs. And since the breeds that are most often bought for the express purpose of protecting the home include Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, etc., those breeds get a bad rap. I work with rescue animals and have met dogs that were used for breeding, as bait dogs, and even fighting dogs and especially for the first two, they are virtually always the sweetest most loving dogs. Dogs that have been used for fighting, unfortunately, have been pushed past the point of no return in some cases, and even in those where they are rehabilitated, they often have to be only dogs and be watched around other dogs. It's not their fault that they were forced to fight to the death and now see other dogs as the enemy. What really makes me see red is that so many dog fighters get off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. If they go to jail, it's often more because they had drugs and illegal guns and NOT because of the dog fighting. As long as there are monsters willing to make their dogs do their fighting for them, breeds like Pit Bulls will have a bad reputation.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I completely agree with you.
      It is really so sad. And yes, since these dogs are bigger, and can potentially cause more damage, it is them that gets the attention. Humans really do have a tendency to ruin innocent dogs :-/

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  6. After reading Sparkle's memorial and linked story, we updated our post. Otherwise, we're pretty quiet today. :)

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  7. You huskys are just scary rotten to the core - LOL! Any dog can be rotten, and mean. It really depends a lot on their home and upbringing.

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    1. I agree! Thanks for stopping by Emma :)

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  8. Glad you clarified that NO this doesn't mean they will be dangerous. It depends on how they're treated & raised. Happy Pet Parading! ~Rascal and Rocco

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    1. Exactly! And I truly believe that!
      Happy Parading to you too!

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  9. Really the moral of the story is humans are jerks. These breeds can be born and bred by humans to be mean and violent, not mean by nature. Any breed of dog can be mean, it all depends on how they are raised and treated! Happy Friday!

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    1. I completely agree. It is horrible what we do to creatures

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  10. I was thinking as I began your post about the 10 more feared dog breeds that the common denominator in making them ferocious is people. Either by not understanding the breed or not learning how to command the dog. No puppy starts out as mean and vicious, although as with anything all dogs have their own personalities, some may be crankier than others, but the fiercest dog may have the personality of a bunny rabbit, and the smallest might have the personality or a rattlesnake.

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    1. Your are EXACTLY right!!!! I would like to see one single puppy just born that is vicious. It doesn't happen! We do this to them. Your right, some are crankier than others, and that is when people need to change up the training, and customize things to fit that certain dog. When that doesn't happen, the crankiness can turn into something worse.

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  11. Weez nmot agwee wiff da list eevew. It's like racial purrofilin' only in dogs. Weez fink dat there awe udder dogs mowe dangewous. Weez call them heel nippers, but chihuahuas awe biters and they didn't make da list purrawly cuz they be small and don't look mean. But they awe fear biters and bein' so small, they bite alot. But stead of listin' dogs, they shuld be listin' da idiots hoo make these dogs biters. Weez wealize dogs bite, and dats just da way of it, but bitin' dusn't always equate to danger. It just makes us sad and mad all at da same time to see these kinds of lists cuz it's not da doggy dat stawts out to be dangewous. They all stawt out bein' luvin' and good fur da most pawt. Anyways, gweat fawt purrvokin' posty.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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    1. I know, I agree. It is horrible what happens to pets because of humans. When will we start blaming humans instead of dogs?? It's just not fair!

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  12. That is such an interesting list. I have always believed that owners sometimes make their dogs mean. I don't think they intend to do it, and I can't tell you what they do, but just like you said, your dog needs lots of exercise. Dogs needs attention and training. I think you could make any dog mean in some ways. My next door neighbor kids love to get the dogs all excited and sic them on different things including each other. Anyway, it is a great subject.

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    1. Thank you. Your right, some people may not realize they are allowing their dog to become mean....but these are the owners that have not done their research on the breed, and are not training, or treating their dog properly. And then there are the people who make their dogs mean on purpose. These people will starve their dogs, poke and beat their dogs, and many other things to make sure when they send their dog into a dog fight, that they are vicious. It is so cruel

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  13. HI Y'all!

    Every list we read has different dog breeds on it. Even found Golden Retrievers on one of the major lists.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Really? Interesting. I did not find that breed on any lists. I searched a ton of different sites with their lists, and took the most common ones for this list.

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  14. Great post!!
    One dog that used to make that list was Boxers! You know the clowns of the dog world. :-)
    People are silly, I've been around most of the "dangerous dogs" on that list. One thing that gets me though is the term "Pit Bull".
    Pit Bull is not a breed! It's a lump category consisting of purebred dogs and mutts, so it end up being a huge category with high numbers and inaccurate statistics thanks to the media and a bunch of noisy fear mongerers. Oi Vei..
    *Stepping down off my soap box..*

    Thanks for posting and spreading the truth! It's not that their are bad/dangerous breeds, just stupid dangerous humans. :-)

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    1. Exactly, and you are right about PitBull not actually being a "breed" as well!
      I enjoy these posts, because everywhere you look all over the internet, is just FULL of stuff like this! SO my job is to debunk these things that far too many people believe!

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  15. Thank you for such a great post. We have the same sorts of issues here in the UK. 9 times out of 10 the Staffordshire Bull Terrier gets the top spot. I completely agree with what you say about breed discrimination because a particular dog get particularly bad press means that every single dog is put under the same umbrella. We never see Labadors making the list even though there has been cases of them biting humans. Unfortunately a lot of the time the dogs get blamed for their humans actions just like your pictures suggests.

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    1. Exactly!
      It is absolutely ridiculous that these dogs are discriminated against. That's like saying every human being is this world is a murderer or a criminal, JUST because some humans do those things. It's not fair!

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  16. I agree that the look of some of these dogs are intimidating. I have had four German Shepherds and the were very gentle; even the retired police K-9. I had one Miniature Schnauzer and he bit everyone. He was definitely a much more dangerous dog than my Shepherds. P.S. Bentley thinks that he looks very scary. ☺

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    1. Exactly. And the reason the smaller dogs don't make these lists, is because obviously a PitBull or a Shepherd can cause more damage.
      BTW Bentley, I agree, you scare the paws off us! BOL!

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  17. You know what? Peep #1 has been growled at by a dog, twice. Once it was by a golden lab. A golden lab that was in our yard and not wantin' to leave. The other time was when she was away at school and her room mate's dog cornered her in the hallway and that was a... are you sittin' down? A poodle! Both of these dogs had kinda wacky peeps. I'm thinkin' the dangerous ones are the peeps... not the dogs. Who makes these lists, indeed.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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    1. Aw, poor peep! I can imagine how worried she must have been!!! Crazy! It's funny how these breeds do not get noted on these lists. Simply because the majority of people who turn dogs this way, always go for breeds such as a PitBull......not fair!

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  18. Excellent point about "scary" looking dogs. I had never considered that.

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    1. Thanks Rebekah. It hits hard! An innocent looking face, will generally attrack your average typical dog owner, however it is the more "intimidating" breeds that get used and abused and used for horrid things, which make these dogs scary. I hate the whole situation, and sadly, it will continue and continue and continue...

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  19. Great post. It's all about finding a good breeder, socialization and training classes. Some dogs get a bad rap and it shouldn't be that way.

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  20. I was wondering the same thing: who makes these lists? Isn't this profiling? I know, as a dog owner, I am quite pissed to see that my sweet PitBull is included in that list, well, it's a good thing he can't read! Back in school, my professor has discussed about nature vs. nurture and I think it applies in how we raise our pets. It's like raising children, where values are caught and not taught. I've raised my pooch to be gentle and loving, and now he is. Curious on what other sites consider the 10 meanies? Go to this great resource site and find out more http://dogsaholic.com/breeds/info/meanest-dog-breeds.html

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