The most infamous dogs!
Dogs are man's best friend. They have proved loyalty to mankind since ages. And when it comes to guarding dogs, they are no exception. Whether it is about friendship with humans or about keeping them safe, they have done it with all their might.
Although some dogs are able to maintain their playfulness along with their inherent canine abilities, certain dog breeds have gained a bad reputation. When it comes to power and strength, these fierce dogs have no parallel. These dogs can easily tear apart flesh with their teeth.
It is their aggressiveness and some lethal human attacks that have made them infamous. It is just that these dogs need to be trained from the very beginning with great care and responsibility.
Here, we bring you a list of dangerous dogs. Let's have a look at some of the most powerful dogs which are banned in certain countries.
The American Bulldog is well built, stocky and a strong-looking dog. They are confident and active dogs that are at ease with their owners. They might be slightly withdrawn from strangers. If the American Bulldog is bought, it should be socialised at an early age.
These dogs are highly emotional and require a high level of attention. This breed is banned in Denmark, Singapore and various municipalities.
The Bandog is a stubborn, large and eager dog with a heavy body. These dogs are prohibited at many places.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a large and an ancient dog breed. These are extremely intelligent dogs with a tendency to be independent thinkers. Without training and proper early socialisation, these dogs become aggressive towards strangers and other dogs.
Intra-hybridization of subspecies of grey wolves and dogs is the most common way of breeding wolf dogs. These hybrids are often bred in captivity for various purposes.
You'll be surprised to know that the breeding programme that produced German Shepherd included wolfdogs! These dogs are banned in Norway.
Boerboel is a purebred, which is loyal, courageous, protective and intelligent. It is native to South Africa. These dogs are bred as farm dogs. Apart from being a farm dog, these dogs can be used for other tasks such as lure coursing, herding, tracking and weight pulling. These dogs are banned in Denmark.
The Dogo Argentino is a breed which originated in Argentina. It was bred mainly for the purpose of big-game hunting including wild boar. The breeder, Antonio Nores Martinez, wanted a dog which would show bravery and willingness to protect its human companion in deadly circumstances.
Two Presas killed a woman in San Francisco in 2006 because their owner hadn't trained them and was unable to control them. This large dog is intelligent, powerful and headstrong. The average life span of a Presa is between 8-12 years, and it can weigh upto 110-200 pounds. It is banned in Australia and New Zealand.
It was bred from Cordoba Fighting Dog (an extinct breed of fighting dog) and various other species including the Great Dane.
Brazilian Mastiff is a working breed of dog which originated from Brazil. This breed is known for its aggressiveness and unforgiving temperament. When the dog finds its target, it does not attack it but holds it till the hunter arrives. It is a rare breed. Due to its aggressive nature, it is banned in many countries like Cyprus, Norway, Denmark.
The breed originated in the second half of the 19th century. Very less is known about Tosa dogs as they are rare to find outside Japan. Maintenance of these dogs is usually minimal. It is banned in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, United Kingdom to name a few.
These dogs were bred to fight other dogs and animals. These dogs have the strength of the English Bull Dog and the fearlessness of a Terrier. These were often used in bear baiting, a blood sport in which bears were publicly tortured.
Later, this sport was banned. The breed is known for its willingness to work and attack humans! It is banned in Denmark, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, France among other places.