Lol puggerup, nah you don't want to see that happen, It might be funny to watch me shoot out a rainbow but someone has to clean up.
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If the question is what type of dog would give you the best protection, I'd say GSDs and Dobermans are easily #1 and #2 of the well known breeds. Lots of the Asian LGDs and African dogs like Boerboels and Ridgebacks are excellent guardians as well. But if you want to know which dog can cause the most damage, look to the bull breeds first. Breeds like Sharpeis that were bred for fighting can also be dangerous, but the physical capabilities of bull breeds and their relentlessness put them a step ahead. I've seen a purebred female staffy with a lovely nature be attacked by a male Great Dane and wipe the floor with him. I've seen an aggressive (and massive) GSD get in a fight with a bull terrier cross and be completely overwhelmed. They're beautiful animals, but bull and mastiff breeds tend to be more mentally and physically capable of doing a lot of damage. APBTs are definitely the "worst" for their size though. Extreme athletic ability and durability and don't know the meaning of give up. Doesn't mean they can't be fantastic dogs though.
But the actual most dangerous dog is one that isn't socialised or trained. My mum's partner has a kelpie who has never been socialised and while it's OK with people, it will attack any other dog on sight. A complete nightmare.
Well it is not part of the breed type, but when a newfie goes ballistic things are not good.
They have been known historically to take on bears, even a recent one in Canada.
They are rarely the starter of a fight, but can be quite frightening when provoked.
I have been in the middle of a newfie fights several times, when I first got my Rescue Newfie Annabelle, she was a dog and people aggressive dog due to mismanagement and mistreatment. Not sure what her exact history was. We got her at 14 month. First three weeks were good, typical with a rescue. Though she showed dislike for men and kids with hoodies.
Third week she tried to kill my other bitch. Who did not help matters by also going in fight mode...That was some fight and we nearly lost our GrxBC, she had huge neck and leg injuries. Annabelle was impossible to pull off. No lifting turning back legs, finger up her rectum etc worked. we actually had to use a wedge to open her jaw, door wedge, lucky we had one. And we broke a tooth in the process.
BUT.......She has been re-trained and now, three years later will only get touchy when dogs attack her. But we can also now pull her off. She has been desensitised and Counter conditioned. the "leave it" command, puts her in an instant down, even when she is rattled. And I suppose some breeds cannot be re-trained like her.
It is hard to say....I think any large dog can cause great harm when mismanaged by people or left to their own survival. It does not always require people to be involved. Wild dogs are not great to meet at all, no people involved there.
I think some dogs have a harder bite and are more difficult to separate. Such as all the bull breeds and mastiffs. And I mean all the ones who only have a small amount in their breeding somewhere. Mastiff like dogs also includes newfie's, Bernese Mountain dogs, Rottie, Pyrenean, St B's and a lot of the large stock guarding dogs
Breeding for character is very important, most breeds who are well bred in this country hopefully have breeders that take account of character. I Know that the Breeder of Annabelle made sure she was spayed, even though her littermates had no issues and she was really due to her pervious life. But we now have a newfie Rescue who was also mistreated and he has not come out as an aggressive dog. So it was relevant. In her eyes newfies are not supposed to be aggressive, unless protecting their owners
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But if I have to say what is the most dangerous breed I'd say untrained, unsocialised and traumatised dog regardless of breed.
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