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Revealed: The 5 Most Dangerous Dogs In The World!

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Undoubtedly it’s going to be controversial. Without fear of chicken counting, it will receive a lot of traffic. And without any element of doubt, it might cause ripples but it needs to be out there, for the public to know. We’ve decided to publicly name the five MOST dangerous dogs on the planet.

The Most Dangerous Dogs in the World

in reverse order:

5. Badly fed dog.

Badly fed dog is the animal who’s been fuelled up with a diet fit for an Olympic weight lifter, but who only ever gets to expend about 20% of the calories he takes in. He’s got lots of energy and his mismatched diet can manifest in bouts of sudden energetic rampaging. Badly fed dog would ask you to consider; how you would feel spending your day in an office when every inch of your body is throbbing and twitching as you crave the opportunity to actually use up some of those excess calories. Badly fed dog would be happier and safer if his diet reflected his lifestyle.

4. Never had any friends dog.

Otherwise known as ‘totally under socialised dog’.

He was a little naughty when he was a puppy, so his owner decided he’d be better off being kept away from all other forms of animal life. He now spends his days obsessing over what it would be like to chase other dogs around and, by George, one of these days he’s gonna actually do it!

Never had any friends dog is going to present his owner with a lifetime of problems, he has no social skills and has never had a chance to learn natural interaction through the teachings of his own kind. He’ll meet new dogs and will be about as socially adept as a 45-year old virgin at a Playboy mansion party. He’s going to blow it. Big time.

3. Shouty.

Shouty is the dog who has spent most of his life shouting at folks or being shouted at himself. He sees people on his street, he shouts at them. In turn, his owner shouts at him. Shouty presumes being shouted at is a recognition of his excellent work. In fact, hearing his owner shouting in response to his own shouting encourages his assumption that they’re just as upset, anxious, nervous, angry as HE is about the audacity of other people/dogs/pigeons to walk past his window. Shouty is relentlessly encouraged and endorsed in his shouty behaviour and, a bit like no friends dog, shouty spends his days imaging how good it will be when he FINALLY gets his chance to get face to face with the objects of his ire.

2. House proud.

House proud dog is SO touchy about people coming to his digs unannounced, he’ll happily maim you for your insolence in trying to visit his abode without obtaining the correct visitation paperwork.

House proud dog does a line in dishing out injuries to posties, meter readers and delivery people. Fortunately for house proud dog, his owners absolutely REFUSE to believe he is capable of violence, so leave him completely unattended to dish out his own brand of justice to anyone brash enough to consider entering his domain.

1. Spoilt dog.

“That’s mine and these are mine, those are mine, I’m entitled to that, I believe that I saw that first, I lay claim to those, I own all of these, I’m the rightful proprietor of this…”

Welcome to the world of spoilt dog. Quite simply, he believes everything he wants, he can have. Woe betide anyone to tell him differently. His timid owners have never had the heart to let him know that in the human world, simply showing your teeth and growling doesn’t constitute a legal contract on the ownership of goods. They let him off and, worse, they let him keep his spoils, which he’ll gather up and place in his own corner of the world.

Sadly, spoilt dog is, one day, going to meet someone who is unaware that he has previously laid claim to every possession on earth. Unfortunately, unlike spoilt dog’s owners, this person is going to have to find out the hard way just how deep spoilt dog’s sense of entitlement runs. Really hard luck if it happens to be a youngster, blissfully ignorant to the fact that the shiny ball on the floor is spoilt dog’s most prized possession (at that VERY moment). A few stitches and a spell in hospital ought to serve as a permanent reminder though.

I hope you didn’t think this was going to be a list of  ‘dangerous dog breeds’ did you? If you did, sorry to disappoint. There’s dangerous dog owners, not dangerous dog breeds.

End breed specific legislation now.

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  1. excellent …. so very well put , there are so many people out there oblivious about the way the are rearing there dogs and forgetting that a dog is a dog NOT a human and have a completely different view on the world. I am fostering a dog at the moment and he is a Shouter and I’ve been firmly telling him no and giving him treats as soon as he stops shouting or when he does pass a person by without shouting he gets rewarded with a treat and told he’s a good boy. whoever had before were definetly shouting at him all the time because he has a habit off turning on his back and peeing when been told off or doesn’t want to do something. It is very frustrating but he is not to blame was how was reared in his first 6 months of life. I’ve had him 4 weeks and he’s slowly coming around. there are still nervous pees which just get mopped up with no words said and I try my best also to stay as calm as I can. I hope I am not too late to get my free subscription. your magazine looks fantastic.
    thanks a mill.
    co.meath Ireland

  2. I think this is outstanding!! People think its the breed that causes an agressive, dangerous is not! It is the people behind the dog wherein the problem lies.

  3. “Badly fed dog” should really be called “Underexercised dog.” If he’s being fed an athlete’s diet, he’s really not badly fed. Just inappropriately fed for his lifestyle. It’s the lifestyle that needs adjusting… More exercise required!

  4. Actually, the most ‘dangerous dog’ in the world is the one owned by an idiot that does not train and handle it properly and makes asinine assumptions about both their capabilities as well as the dog’s character.

  5. How would one forward this to Judge Joe Brown, who consistently puts up charts showing the Pit Bull (or any mix thereof [or perhaps even none]) to be the most dangerous dogs in the world. Ditto for Judge Judy – she lacks the charts, but not the very vocal opinion.

  6. I am the proud owner of a beautiful, well behaved German Shepherd, and every time we go to the park she gets mobbed by little fluffy things with ridiculous names like ‘chispoodle’ and ‘cavadoodle’.

    These owners refuse to train (or discipline!) their dogs, because to their mind they are not dogs. They’re babies.

    So of course, I get told off for having the “big scary dog” who is trying to get AWAY from aforementioned little fluffy thing, and finally loses her cool and dares to give them a well deserved growl.

    These bratty little ‘babies’ have little to no respect for:

    Other dogs -hence them mobbing my GSD and chasing her til she gets pissed off. They also love to play ‘big man’ and bark crazily for a distance, then squeal as if they’ve been mauled when the other dog comes over to check out what’s going on.

    People- they constantly jump on people with their sharp little claws, especially at the dinner table, and rather than get told off they get rewarded by being picked up and put on owner’s lap!

    Property- these are the dogs that destroy the house simply because they can. Sure, they’ll pee on your pillow. Why? Cos their owner will never tell them off!

    Of all the dog types, I hate these ‘baby dogs’ the most!

    If they want a baby, they should go procreate, not train dogs to behave in an inappropriate and often dangerous way! These people have no concept of rules, boundaries or discipline… Probably why nobody wants to procreate with them! But I wish they would leave the dogs out of it, and give the rest of us a break from ‘baby dog’.

  7. A dog that defends its resources is not spoilt. Every individual in a wolf pack is entitled to defend his/her bone, sleeping ground, partner etc
    No matter if it’s a leader wolf, or a lower ranked wolf.

    A dog that collects toys/bones and defends them with its life is either understimulated, or does not trust its owners.

  8. This is so true. No matter what breed a dog is, this is exactly what can go wrong.

    I love this article – thank you!

    And yes – END BSL!!! Punish the deed – not the breed!

  9. And here I was all ready to blast you when you listed Pit Bulls as the #1 most dangerous dog! Good one! I think your list is excellent. Any breed can be in these divisions. Thanks for a great list!! ^oo^

  10. What do you have to say?

    How could I get permission to reprint the 5 Most Dangerous Dogs? I do a small breed club newsletter and I love the article and think it would be instructive to the mostly pet owners who read my newsletter.
    Thanks for any help
    Joanne Kinnelly
    Scottish Terrier Club of Chicago

  11. What do you have to say? This is so very true. You did a wonderful job describing behaviors average dog owner should learn to recognize and that they need help in learning how to better socialize and train their pet.

  12. This is an EXCELLENT ARTICLE!

    After a good ten years in the pet industry, grooming, day care, training, rehabilitation and rescue…. and dealing with pets and their people, I have NEVER met a dog with “issues” that didn’t have a human with issues.

    These same humans would on one hand wonder why their dog was so “polite” in my hands, but on the other would instantly put up a wall when I tried (as politely and articulately as possible) to explain that it was their behavior, lack of discipline, and lack of the understanding that dogs are NOT HUMANS, let alone “babies”.

    Oh, and during those ten years, working with upwards of twenty or more pit bulls NONE of those dogs has EVER tried to bite me, and I have never had a social incident where a pit bull has bitten or attacked another dog. EVER.

    Labs on the other hand…….

  13. I love this unique approach to everyday dog problems. I have been training dogs & dog people for over 50yrs. I know how true this is. (I wish I had thought of it)

  14. Very good! It’s about time someone put something like this together. I agree with this more so than blaming a specific breed. Danger lies in how a dog is raised from a pup!

  15. This article is amazing. I love the bluntly true sarcasm :o). Relating dogs to 45 year olds at the playboy mansion is funny as hell. BSL needs to be a thing of the past. I believe that if you can make people laugh as you are getting your point across, you are going to get somewhere. Would you mind if I stole (or i guess the correct term now is “shared”) this for a website? Won’t steal your creds, because this is an awesome article!!!

  16. I’d add two more:

    Always-Tied-Up Dog, who is frustrated beyond limit by the experiences just out of his reach, and

    Punished-For-Warning Dog, who has been punished (“corrected”, “dominated”) for indicating that he is uncomfortable with the situation he’s in. He no longer growls or barks, but will land a vicious bite when his limit is reached – which might be even sooner since he’s anticipating more punishment.

  17. I tend to agree with about all, other than there are some dog that bark, just to be barking. I have 2 that bark, but when there is a reason, and one that does not bark at anything, anytime.
    In the K9 SAR world, most encourage the dog to bark, when they make a find, alive or deceased. So preventing some dogs from barking may inhibbit the dog from giving an indication by bark.
    As for feeding, being social, this is what some owners do not understand.
    While I do not pamper my working dogs, they enjoy life better than most humans, but for a reason. They are working dogs and they deservice this, which could be called spolled.
    well over 40 years has given me more than one Top Dog, that varied in size and working discipline. I know many K9 handlers that would consider there dog as Top Dog.

  18. I disagree chaining up a dog does not make it dangourouse. It goes back to the first five problems listed. Chained dogs can and are well adjusted dogs when it is done right. I have sled dogs that are chained out. They interact with each other, run reguarly and are around people constantly. They are happy and well adjusted dogs and none of them are dangorouse to people or other dogs. The problem is when people chain the dogs up and then dogs are ignored. Like I said …it goes back to the reasons given.

  19. Greatt article. As you pointed out it is the habbits of the owners that make dogs mean. But I must disagree with the remarks that a dog that is chained up is a mean dog. Again it depends on the owners. Sled dogs are many times kept on tethers or chains, but they are with there pack and able to interact with each other, they get exercise reguarly and are socialized with people. These dogs are happy and well adjusted. Tey get along well with people and each other. It is not the chaining up of a dog that makes them mean, it is the interactions, or lack of them. a dog has once they are staked out that mold temperment. (or left in a crate or alone in a house 8-10 hours a day while owners are at work)

    I have a small team of sled dogs that are chained. They are happy and well adjusted. They are able to play with each other, they each have their own space that is not intruded on, they get to go out and run several hours a day, and have a handler thats job is to be out in the dog yard working 2 hours a day. they are happy dogs. They get more time and attention then many house pets do

    I do agree that a dog chained out alone and only given a bowl of food everyday does have the potential to become mean but the reasoning goes back to the five reasons given.

  20. Extremely well presented. There ARE no dangerous breeds, only bad owners that may not understand the core of what the dog was bred to do and how that affects the dog as a pet. Owners must know the type of dog they are aquiring and be responsible to deal with the responsibility of raising the dog properly to be a part of society if it is going to be a part of the general public. It is our responsibility to teach dogs what their role is and how they need to interact with people. They are not a throw away commodity…they are a life that offers unconditional love to their families.

  21. I love this. My fifteen year old American Pit Bull died six years ago and I still miss her. One of my students gave her to me as a two month old puppy after our 9 year old beagle died. I was hesitant, called my vet who said “A dog is a dog. The only thing wrong with pit bulls is they are sometimes owned by some strange people.”

    She was the smartest dog I’ve ever had and the easiest to train. I avoided certain situations, was careful where I let her off the lead, for example. I took her to puppy training classes – then the other owners objected because of her breed. She was the youngest and the smallest in the group.

    I now have a miniature schnauzer and a French Bulldog. Nobody can be afraid of either. It makes life easier…

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