What is the most aggressive and ferocious breed of dog?
The truest answer is...none.
All breeds are dogs first and foremost, then their breed second. Pedigree dogs have been bred for specific
qualities that are inclined to become a better breed for a
specific purpose. This may mean breeding
the fastest, the strongest or the smallest.
More often, it is a combination of characteristics. Even with the guarding breeds such as
Rottweilers (although some strains have been bred for herding and cattle work)
, it would make little sense to breed a very ferocious/aggressive dog which was
uncontrollable as it would not be able to guard you to the best of its
ability. A good guard dog has to be
easily controlled, be smart enough to differentiate between friendly stranger
and enemy (or master!), and be actually physically equipped to deter an
Even if a dog had been specifically bred to guard, you would
need to train it in order for it to become an efficient good guard dog. Very few dogs are natural guard dogs as many
will not know the difference between a friendly stranger and a possible
attacker. Many dogs will also not know
what to do when subjected to an attack, especially if they are pet dogs that have
received obedience training.
Some of you reading this might think that a Chihuahua
is definitely not a ferocious dog compared to a Rottweiler. This is entirely untrue. Physically, of course a bigger dog would win
over a smaller dog, but did you know that a small Chihuahua
can dominate over a large Rottweiler? That the Chihuahua
could win games of tug of war with the Rottweiler? Choosing a breed to achieve
a specific objective just makes the training easier. At the end of the day, it is all
psychological, and if you know the basics of canine psychology, you can
manipulate canines as mankind has done for thousands of years.