Worst Dog Breeds To Have As Pets
Dogs are widely and euphemistically considered man's best friend. But in some instances the relationship between dogs and owners, as well as people in general, can become risky and yes even dangerous. Dogs can have a pleasing disposition as adults if they are raised in a loving, caring environment and receive plenty of attention, discipline and are engaged in lot of social interaction. This applies to dogs or pets as well as with people. The fact that there are breeds that exist that tend to be more aggressive and territorial than others, is testimony to dogs' incredible genetic history.
Many large and aggressive breeds were originally bred to be tough working animals. The strength that allowed them to guard herds and families also made it so that they could fend off dangerous predators such as bears and lions. This instinctual willingness to defend its owner's property and pack make them desirable today as guard dogs for modern families and are widely accepted as such. There are drawbacks to having such large and territorial dogs around however. These breeds can become overly aggressive at times especially when dealing with strangers. The dog breeds I have listed below are some of the world's most powerful and aggressively deadly breeds.
9) Great Dane
Great Danes make tremendous family pets. When raised and socialized properly they can also be good around people and children. However if this breed is not raised nicely they can become hyper-aggressive and dangerous given the wrong situation. Since this breed is quite territorial and also powerfully built they must be given lots of exercise and kept in a yard with a high fence. Danes tend to become cranky when they get older so attention and understanding must be given to them as they age.
Boxer's make great pets but can be overly aggressive around strangers to the point where they must be kept on a leash to prevent attacks on people. Within the breed is some bulldog lineage and because of this the dogs are known to be tenacious defenders and protectors of both family and property. This aggressive tendency can get a boxer into trouble or worse. So with owning a boxer comes great responsibility. This should include proper obedience training and lots of attention when around people.
7) Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan malamutes are energetic, cold weather dogs that love to work and play hard. The breed has an abundance of energy throughout the day so lots of exercise is an absolute requirement. If the animal is not given proper training or exercise then disastrous things can occur including a lot of property damage as well as aggression towards other people that are not considered apart of the pack.
Bullmastiffs have a long and rich lineage that dates back to Roman times. Bred to be both a draught animal as well as a guard dog, bullmastiffs make great protectors of home and property. Their immense power and strength is matched by a indomitable will and steely courage in the face of danger. Bred partly to be war dogs bullmastiffs will threaten and terrorize any stranger who may be perceived as a threat to the pack. So proper training and socialization is definitely required to own one of these beasts.
5) Dobermann Pinscher
The dobermann pinscher is a very popular breed and has many advocates, enthusiasts and owners. The breed is active minded, alert and has a great capacity to protect family and property from unwanted intruders when necessary. Bred in Germany as a working dog originally, the dog made its way to the battlefield in wars since its introduction and also became apart of local police departments because of its keen intelligence and fantastic physical abilities. Once again, like people, dobermann's require lots of love and attention when be raised with a special emphasis on training and obedience if they are to be apart of families without causing a lot of trouble.
Akita's were bred in Japan initially and quickly rose in popularity both in Japan and around the world. Known for its vicious temperament when confronted with what it perceives to be a threat the dog is capable of inflicting massive damage on strangers. Because of its ferocious demeanor Akita's are not recommended to have as pets especially when the famiily has small children. Like all dogs akita's must be raised conscientiously and with great care in order for them to become decent pets. Akita's are appropriately very territorial and will defend the owner and his property effectively without much vigor.
3) German Shepherd Dog
The GSD or German sheperd dog is an incredibly popular dog breed with enthuisasts all over the world. Known for its high activity level and keen intelligence the GSD makes a great military and K9 unit dog. Essentially a herding animal the german sheperd can successfully accomplish many tasks with proper training. The gsd has served numerous purposes in its illustrious history. During WWII german sheperds acted as war dogs and saw actual combat. Widely used in K9 units gsd's have a knack for such things as drug sniffing and bomb detecting. To say that gsd's make terrific family pets would be an understatement. They can be warm but beware of a jealous trait they possess. Especially when around small children.
Bred in the town of Rottweil in Germany, the Rottweiler is known for its its tremendous physical strength and domineering demeanor. The breed combines intelligence with great courage and yes, aggressiveness in certain situations. As a working breed the Rottweiler requires adequate amounts of work along with regular exercise to be at his happiest. The Rotty, as he is commly called, has been used throughout its existence as a draught animal, war dog and police dog as well as the family pet. The dog does need early training in order to socialize and behave properly as adults. Fiercely protective the rottweiler will take on any intruders or threats to the pack in which he belongs. Care must be taken around children as rottweiler's can play rather roughly.
1) Pit Bull
The pit bull has a reputation of being hyper-aggressive and very dangerous at times. Bred to fight essentially, these dogs are known to break apart bones of opponents in the pits of battle. Despite this natural ferocity pit bulls can actually be great house pets if their aggressive tendencies are curbed by lots of activiities and exercise. When raised around people the breed is loyal and determine to protect his pack members. But when raised to be overly aggressive and to fight the dog will transform into a biting, gnawing machine when provoked. This is why I have the pit bull listed as the worst dog to have as a pet. Even in the best arrangement and situation pit bulls whill attack even children if it perceives them to be some kind of threat. Own this breed at your own risk.
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