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The Most Dangerous Dogs

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The Most Dangerous Dogs


Every dog can be dangerous if threatened or provoked. However, several dogs are way more dangerous compared to others who will attack without warning and provocation. Their attacks are usually more ferocious because of the breed's inherit breeding.

There are several studies detailing which breeds are statistically most likely to maim, attack, and kill victims. A recent report from Animal People has reviewed data from 1982 to 2012 in order to determine what breeds are responsible for most bites and fatalities in the United States and Canada. Although certainly exhaustive, this is not a totally complete list.

The Reasons Why a dog will bite


The Dog bites will often occur if there are miscommunications between a dog and a victim. Knowing why the dogs will bite is an important factor in keeping you and your family safe. The sources of a dog's aggressions typically fall the categories below.
  1. Dominate Aggression The dominant dog is not really aggressive. However, the dominant aggressive dog can certainly threaten, intimidate, bully his family members. The dogs can be dangerous towards strangers and those the dog is not really familiar with. The dog might growl, bark, or bare his teeth, and bite so the dog believes it is totally in charge. A dog’s behavior certainly is unpredictable - a dog may be super friendly a minute and then growl and snap the next. Typically un-neutered male dogs are more prone to the Dominance aggression. The experiences as a puppy will influence aggressiveness in adulthood. However, genetics will also contribute to these problems.
  2. Territorial/Overprotection Aggression Protectiveness a lot of people seek in acquiring the dog may prove to be one liability. The dog’s territory might include the yard, house, car, and maybe even a street one dog is on. A dog protects its domain by aggression. A dog will stand erect and might growl, bark, lunge and bite. The sudden moves may trigger the attack. A dog is dangerous to one approaching and entering his spaces. Territory protections are more often seen with guarding and herding breeds like German shepherds, Rottweilers, and Akitas. Usually males of the breeds are more aggressive.
  3. Fear Aggressions The dog that will react to almost all disturbances, like outside noises, ringing doorbells, and approaching people. These responses may be to growl, bark, bare teeth, and bite. As a young puppy a dog might bark or back away, but when 2 years old the dog will be more prone to lunge itself at people. Dogs may be fear strange, unfamiliar situations when they perceive it as threatening. The dog raised by a quiet household with mostly adults will feel anxious if confronted with noisy children. Lacking socialization with a variety of persons or situations will lead to aggressive behavior. Large percentages of dog bites will occur from the fear aggressive. Dogs with fear aggressions and territorial aggressions will attack.
  4. Possessive Aggression All dog at any age, whether male or female might growl, bark, bare teeth, and bite if anyone or anything will attempt to touch anything the dog considers his, like toys, food, or anything in the dog's possession even if it does not belong to the dog. The possessive aggression is linked to instincts - to protect the possessions from the other litter-mates and competitors. The dominant dog that has this instinct will surely behave aggressively concerning possessions.
  5. Predatory Aggression The aggression type is triggered by any movement - almost all kinds of motion from bikes, passing cars, motorcycles, and joggers. It's stimulated by very strong hunting or stalking instincts, present in every dogs more or less. The predatory aggressive dog will typically chase and then attack if the victim or object moves away. The Australian shepherds, Border Collies, Healers and the other herding breeds will have the instinctual drive.
  6. Maternal Aggression Even the most well-trained female dogs with her puppies will certainly display the maternal aggressions if she will feel that the puppies are at risk. Maternal aggressions in the mother dog is very instinctive and will be directed towards people or animals that will come near her puppies. She will then growl, bark, bite, and do whatever she can to protect her babies. The behaviors diminish when the puppies are weaned. These behaviors stop when the puppies go away.
  7. Redirected Aggression The attempt that breaks up dog fights and interrupts the dog’s aggressions towards people will often lead to injury. The two dogs in midst of fighting will be in survival mode. The adrenaline will be surging. If you reach or grab the dog he will then see another aggressor and you will scare them. Reflexively the dog may react through turning to fight and biting you.



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