Types of ferocious dogs

Ferocious dogs :

There are more than 400 breeds of Dogs of varying size and shape, and the origin of all these breeds dates back to the gray wolf, which was domesticated by a man more than 12 thousand years ago, and although there are no confirmed details about the evolution of dogs, humans took advantage of the natural characteristics in the first dogs, which were hunting animals characterized by sharp, strong senses, and then developed these instincts and created new breeds as needed or desired.

Many people suffer from fear of dogs, describing them as ferocious animals, while others see the dog as a loyal friend of Man, and between this opinion and that we find those who describe only certain breeds of dogs as ferocious, by virtue of their nature, or the training they receive to perform certain tasks, such as guarding or working in the military and criminal fields.

Types of ferocious dogs :

Here are the most famous types of dogs that are characterized by ferocity and aggressiveness:

The Chow Chow dog :

Dogs ranging in height between 17-20 inches, and weighing between 20.41-31.8 kilograms, are one of the oldest known dog breeds and were used for hunting, herding, and pulling carts, although some historians believe that this breed was bred specifically to defend temples in China, Mongolia, and Tibet, and it is said that it participated in the wars waged by the Mongols on China and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, so it is no wonder that it is among the list of the most ferocious dogs, and it is also no wonder that it is considered one of the ideal dogs to guard.

Chow chow dogs focus their energy on protecting their owners, and it is known that they may prefer one of the family members without the rest of the family, and may consider any joke directed at this favorite person as a threat, so they attack, and their aggressiveness is represented by attacking cats, dogs belonging to the same sex, children, and may bite strangers without sufficient warning, and they can fight to the death, and they are difficult dogs to train because they attack their trainers, so they need a lot of patience and caution in dealing with them so that their trainer can turn them into loving and loyal dogs.

German shepherd dog, or German shepherd :

The German Shepherd breed appeared at the beginning of the twentieth century, and as its name indicates, it was crossed to graze sheep, but it proved its loyalty to humans and its trainability, so it was used as a police dog, in search and rescue teams, in wars, guarding, service, and it was also used in hospitals to encourage patients to improve.

The shepherd dog is famous for forming strong bonds with its owners, but it should not be underestimated, this huge dog, whose male weighs up to 36.3 kilograms, and reaches a height of 25 inches, has a frightening appearance, is also ferocious, loves to show dominance if allowed to do so, and has no qualms about attacking pets and children, but differs from the Chow Chow dog in that it provides sufficient warnings before deciding to attack when it feels threatened.

American pitbull terrier :

Brave dogs of this breed were bred to hunt huge animals such as bulls and bears, and humans used it in many illegal violent practices, such as using it in slaughterhouses to control Bulls so that butchers could slaughter them, and in dog fighting matches to the death, and drug dealers exploited its abilities and trained it to attack police officers during raids on their dens, and it was also used for grazing.

When dealing with pit bulls, care must be taken not to forget the fact that they are fighting dogs, that they do not hesitate to attack, and do not accept abuse even those that may be unintentionally issued by children, and they also consider strangers and other dogs a source of threat and deal with them on this basis; for all this, their breeding has been banned in many countries. Pit bulls are characterized as chunky, have a muscular build, their height varies between 18-24 inches, weigh 13.6 – 27.2 kilograms, they are high-energy, and they need training so as not to consume their energy in damaging everything they can reach.

The Doberman :

A ferocious breed with intelligence and agility, was developed by Carl Friedrich Louis Doberman in the nineteenth century to protect him while practicing his profession of collecting taxes in dangerous neighborhoods, and this dog succeeded in becoming an ideal guard and police dog used all over the world, and was used by the United States Marine Corps during World War II, and the Doberman is famous as the most attacking dog of other dogs and that he needs strict training to be able to distinguish between the real threat or the threat he imagines in strangers he encounters.

The beagle :

Small to medium-sized and irritable dogs, developed from ancestors who were used for hunting to have a strong sense of smell, are used today as service dogs that help police officers in the search for drugs and smuggled food, and these dogs need the training to discipline their aggressiveness and desire to impose their dominance, which may be represented by attacking anyone who tries to take something from them, a behavior that may lead to bigger problems if not corrected.


The Dachshund dog breed was developed mainly for hunting Badgers and was also used for hunting foxes, wild boars, and a gluttonous animal, and although it is not currently used for hunting, it still retains its former qualities, it is aggressive, tough, fearless, and it also attacks quickly if it feels that its property is threatened, so it attacks children who try to take its toys, it is above that stubborn, it likes to impose its dominance, it is also difficult to train, it attacks strangers, other dogs, and even more so it may bite, or attacking the owners.

Chihuahuas :

Perhaps the size of a small Chihuahua dog does not indicate its aggressiveness, its weight is no more than 1.8 kilograms, but it is famous for attacking children, strangers, and other dogs, for being stubborn and difficult to train.

Jack Russell terrier :

Energetic and high-energy dogs, loving to play, were crossed more than 200 years ago to hunt small animals, after which they were bred as a pet inside the house, they can be trained to do tricks and tasks that require a lot of energy, and they are very aggressive towards other dogs, they often attack other animals regardless of their size.

Yorkshire terrier :

The Yorkshire terrier was crossed in the mid-nineteenth century to kill vermin from clothing factories, mining factories, and was also used to hunt animals such as badgers, and although it has become bred as a pet inside the house, it still retains the characteristics of a hunter, attacks what it believes to be prey regardless of size, and it also does not get along with dogs belonging to the same breed, especially if they are of the same sex, and it also barks a lot at Children and strangers, and its aggressiveness may reach biting them.

Causes of dog ferocity :

Some dogs show aggression towards children, strangers, people familiar to them, and even their owners, and this unacceptable behavior may have a lot of reasons, including that the dog has not received proper training or has been subjected to ill-treatment, and most of all the original purpose of raising it, some dogs are bred specifically for hunting, or for protection, and it is difficult to give up their nature easily, and there are a lot of factors that affect the behavior of dogs, including the conditions of the mother during pregnancy, how to deal with the puppy after his birth, his age at weaning, his diet, exercises that he practices it, his hereditary qualities, ways of punishing him in adulthood.

As for dogs that suddenly become hostile, it is believed that their behavior may be caused by their feeling of pain, or having a certain disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior— Clinical Applications and Research, which was conducted on dogs whose owners complained of being subjected to a sudden attack from them, the study found that 8 dogs out of 12 had congenital hip dysplasia, a disease that develops gradually, and causes painful arthritis.