Research by the Center for Disease Control, the Humane Society, and the American Veterinary Medical Association has identified the following breeds as the most dangerous:
The following is a list of five of the most dangerous dog breeds.
Vicious dog – A vicious dog is any dog that, without being provoked, severely injures or kills a human being. A dog can be classified as vicious if, after its owner is notified that the dog has been classified as potentially dangerous, continues the behavior that earned the first classification.
(1) (a) “Aggressive or vicious dogs” means dogs that are found to menace, chase, display threatening or aggressive behavior, or otherwise endanger the safety of any human or domestic animal, or dogs with a propensity, tendency or disposition to attack, to cause injury or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings
Although they are not vicious, they will bite if sufficiently provoked. They are intelligent and loyal and make excellent obedience dogs. Because this breed loves to play, it provides hours of entertainment for adults as well as children.
Potential animal aggression. Many Weimaraners are dominant or aggressive toward other dogs of the same sex. And quite a few Weimaraners have strong instincts to go after cats and other fleeing creatures, often with deadly intent. Remember that this breed was developed to hunt small mammals, as well as birds.
These dogs are the very definition of “all bark, no bite.” They are generally trusting of people and not shy. However, Borzois sometimes act aloof towards strangers. In rare instances, Borzois can become aggressive, but they tend to be shyer on average.
The prairie dog can be found all across the plains of the western United States and Mexico. Because they inhabit underground burrows, the prairie dogs can be somewhat hard to find. Are prairie dogs dangerous? The prairie dog is not dangerous, but they can do damage to the local landscape.
Although not aggressive, this dog is courageous in protection of its flock and home. This breed can be very difficult to train as it is very strong willed.
In short, genetics and experience produce an exceptionally aggressive dog. When an attack-trained police dog attacks a person, the dog bite injuries inflicted to the victim are usually severe.
(6)(a) "Vicious dog" means a dog that, without provocation and subject to division (A)(6)(b) of this section, has killed or caused serious injury to any person.
Vicious dog" means a dog that inflicts serious injury on a person or causes serious injury to a person resulting from reasonable attempts to escape from the dog's attack.
The 14 most blacklisted dog breeds