In the United States alone, aggressive dog breeds have been responsible for as many as 35 deaths in people each year. Although statistics on aggressive dog behavior towards other dogs aren't available, the number of aggressive incidents involving dogs is likely to be much higher.
The following is a list of the top 9 most aggressive dog breeds with respect to attacks on people, as listed in that study..
They were bred to fight, and they still have that instinct to argue with other dogs.
This is a serious problem because their powerful jaws can cause a lot of damage. Click here to get the full scoop on Pit Bull Aggression.
These dogs were used to guard English estates and to protect the gamekeepers who managed the grounds.
This German dog was originally used as a farm dog, herding livestock and pulling carts.
Their instinctive protective and guarding instinct made them a good choice as police dogs and guard dogs.
The Rottweiler is responsible for the second-highest number of fatalities due to dog mauling, and this coupled with their size and strength, makes it essential that they are trained and socialized, for the safety of all around them.