Which breed of dog has the strongest bite?

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  1. afriqnet profile image49
    afriqnetposted 6 years ago

    Which breed of dog has the strongest bite?

    I have come across a National Geo program that was determining the bite for in pounds of pressure for various dog breeds. I was amused by the suggestion that one dog has 600 pound of pressure for a bite. I think this figure is disputable, in your opinion what dog breed do you think has the strongest bite as measured by the bite force in pounds of pressure. Whats your suggestion? The following are the figures I came across do you think they are right  Pitbull pressure bite was 235 lbs German Shepherd bite was 238-750 lbs Bulldog bite was 305 lbs

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    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    The dog with the strongest bite (Most Powerful) would be the Mastiff then the Rottweiler. Also ones to mention are the German Shepherd and Pit bull.

    1. afriqnet profile image49
      afriqnetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you about the Massif but do you think its true that the mastiff has 600 PSI bite force..then what will a lion have ?

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      JThomp42posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I can't imagine my Friend? That's worth a look.

  3. Tonipet profile image82
    Tonipetposted 6 years ago

    I think Pit Bulls. Once they bite, it locks their jaw and would take a hard time unlocking it. Wow, I never thought a German Shepherds' pressure bite would range to 238-750 lbs.! I love our German Shepherds both as pets and guard :smile.... Now I'm even more confident how powerful dogs they are. Thanks!

    1. afriqnet profile image49
      afriqnetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I read about the pit bull jaw strength and I was surprised to read that the lock jaw phenomenon is a myth.

  4. connorj profile image80
    connorjposted 6 years ago


    I would actually agree with your research; the German Shepherd is the one (most significantly because of its jaw shape and teeth). However, please be careful of the Belgian Malinois, their bite is also quite significant especially when combined with the force of gravity...

    1. afriqnet profile image49
      afriqnetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for introducing another argument or point of the view to this question. I also think gravity would also determined the force of the bite.

  5. mcbel profile image69
    mcbelposted 6 years ago
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    Wilbart26posted 6 years ago

    I think its the pit-bulls and the Caucasian mountain shepherds, both dogs are best for hunting and guarding the house and some military facilities. Most pit-bulls are used for fighting and hunting wild bores. They have the strongest bite and when they do, they lock their jaws so that their prey cannot go anywhere. They can also pull a truck just by using their mouth. Sometimes in some dog show or documentary films about them.

    The Caucasian mountain shepherds in the other hand also has a strongest and one of the most vicious of all. Their size is literally huge and their bite has the stopping power of an m-16 rifle. Those type of dogs are usually used by the Russian army on some of their most obscure and heavily guarded facilities and jails.

  7. philli profile image79
    philliposted 6 years ago

    Definitely, rottweilers. Next is pit bulls...which is why they are the chosen breed for dog fighting (the bite power combined with folds of skin around their necks that slightly protects the dog). Close by is the German Shepard, chosen as service dogs (police, DEA, etc) for their strength and intelligence. The kangal may have more bite force than all of the ones I listed about (bred to protect against wolves, bears and jackals). Yeah, on second thought the dog with the biggest bite is the kangal dog.

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    Perhaps the question should be re-phrase as to which breed has the strongest bite and is most likely to bite. I have to scientific research, but I think the Pitt Bull would win. Many Pitt Bulls are gentle, but many are not and there have been several cases in my city where young children and been mauled byPit Bulls. I owned a German Sheppard as a child and it was a gentle animal.

    Any dog can be taught to be aggressive and a bite, from a poodle can hurt, but Pitt Bulls, I think, again no proof, can be encouraged to be aggressive more easily than other dogs and the bite is not the worse part--they do not let go, which may be the worse problem of all.


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