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Top 10 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds
Numbers Don't Lie
A study was done by the University of Pennsylvania on aggression in dog breeds. They wanted to find out what breeds would top the list. They recorded attacks/bites towards strangers, owners, and other dogs. This study was preformed in 2008, the findings may just surprise you. The totals were averaged in each breed and listed according to the overall percentage of aggression.
With a whopping 21% aggression towards strangers and 18% aggression towards other dogs puts dachshunds in first place as the most aggressive breed of dog.
Coming in close behind is the Chihuahua with 16% aggression towards strangers and 18% towards other dogs.
In Beagles they saw 8% aggression towards all people (including their own owners) and 10% towards other dogs.
4) Jack Russel Terriers
Jack Russel Terriers have numbers close the Beagle with 8% towards strangers but half that towards their owners. Jack Russel Terriers are more loyal to the people who care for them, but their aggression towards other dogs at 22%.
5) Australian Cattle Dogs
This breed is right where it should be for its intended purpose of guarding and watching over herds. Their stranger aggression is at 10%, owner aggression is only at 1% and towards other dogs is up at 21%.
6) Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels start the second half of the list with 5% aggression towards strangers and 7% towards other dogs.
7) Border Collie
Border Collies made the list in 7th place with 8% aggression towards strangers and 13% shown towards other dogs.
8) Pit Bull Terriers
The breed everyone has been waiting to see on this list only comes in at 8th place for aggression. With 7% aggression towards strangers and 22% aggression towards other dogs, aggression towards owners was only at 2%.
9) Great Dane
Great Danes only showed 6% aggressive behavior towards strangers but a surprising 25% towards other dogs.
10) English Springer Spaniel
Bringing up the end is the English Springer Spaniel with only 4% aggression towards strangers but 18% with other dogs.