10 Dangerous Dog Breeds Most Likely to Turn on Their Owners

Despite of being the most wonderful and loyal pets, dogs can be dangerous sometimes. Under some conditions, every dog can attack anyone including his owner(s). However, there are some dog breeds which are more dangerous than others. I have compiled a list of top 10 most dangerous dog breeds. Have a look:

10. Chow Chow

Chow Chow

Don’t let its innocent face fool you. Chow Chow has got a reputation for having a bad attitude. He can even bite you if you pamper it in an incorrect way. Chow Chow has a natural dominance and can’t put up with strangers.

The dog is extremely protective of his family and won’t allow anyone else in the territory. Beware. This is also one of the most expensive breeds.

9. Presa Canario

Presa Canario Dangerous Dog Breeds

The dog was originated in Africa and weighs around 100-125 lbs. An attack from this dog causes severe damage to the victim. The dog is known for its fearless attitude and amazing power. The dog was trained for hunting and wars in the history.

Early socialization and obedience training can make the dog less dangerous. See also the list of 10 Awesome and unique dog breeds.

8. Great Dane

Great Dane

The world record holder for the tallest dog, Great Dane is scary for children due to its large size. Though, the breed is friendly, it can sometimes lead to fearful actions if the dog is not correctly trained and socialized.

Great Danes love to stay in familiar environments and need loads of care. At new places, they become uncomfortable and can create trouble.

7. Tosa Inu

Tosa Inu

This Japanese dog has an average weight of 135 pounds and is known for its aggressiveness which was recognized in the ring at one time. Originally bred as a fighter dog, the dog still can be still seen fighting in various countries.

Due to its dangerous reputation, the dog is banned in various cities of the world. The dog is unpredictable at times. Checkout the list of 10 Extinct Breeds of Dogs.

6. Fila Brasileiro

Fila Brasileiro

Also known as Brazilian Mastiff, this dog is known for its aggression and impulsive nature. The dog is banned in various countries for its potential for aggression. When left alone for long times or when the dog is getting bored, it may be destructive.

The dog can be handled by a confident owner who is capable of taking charge.

5. Wolf hybrid


Being a hybrid of a wolf and a dog, Wolf Hybrid has great potential to harm people.With so many wild traits, Wolfdogs are generally not kept as pets. Moreover, if the wolf is bred with a dog that has reputation of a risky dog then the resultant is a highly threatening mix.

To make sure that your wolf hybrid is well behaved, is is necessary to provide him firm and consistent training. When a wolf dog becomes mature, it starts showing more signs of a wolf.

4. Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky has been a topic of discussion for making human fatalities. The dog is very restless and wild when it is young. These dogs are closest relatives of wolves and are excellent work dogs, but can also be dangerous even for their owners under certain conditions.

This dog is not recommended for you if you are thinking of owning your first dog. Siberian husky can be dangerous if it is getting bored, and has strong predator character.

3. Rottweiler


Rottweiler is a loving and dutiful dog but the dog has also made news for making fatalities. The dog has great aggression and strength that make him dangerous. Negligent ownership, lack of training, abuse, and lack of socialization leads to risky behavior from Rottweiler.

Pet owners are advised to provide their Rottweiler dog professional training so that they don’t develop a dangerous dog. Statistics suggest that Rottweiler dogs are capable of killing people. The dog has strong jaws and powerful stocky body.

2. German Shepherd

German Shephard

If this is the most preferred breed by police and military units, there is a reason behind it. German Shepherd is an intelligent, aggressive, fearless and confident dog. If German Shepherds are not socialized properly, they can be more attacking towards people, even their owner. According to statistics, German Shepeherd is among five most dangerous dog breeds. Original bred for work, German Shepherds are aggressive dogs who are sometimes not suitable for being a family pet.

However, the dog is protective towards his family, there have been examples in the history where German Shepherd has attacked and killed people.

1. American Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Terrier

Known for making headlines for attacking people, American Pit Bull Terrier has been used as a fighting dog in history for his aggressive temperament.If you will provoke or startle the dog, there are chances that the dog may bite you. Due to its ferocious genetic make-up, the dog was also used for baiting bulls and bears earlier.

If you provoke the dog, there are more chances of your getting attacked. American Pit Bull Terrier is known to attack maximum people as compared to any other breed.

Written By: Kritesh Anand – Hailing from Delhi, Kritesh is an ardent pet lover. He has two canine companions: Basenji and Bull Dog. With rich knowledge of nutritious pet food, pet care and pet accessories, he likes to share his knowledge with other pet lovers through his well-researched and informative articles.