Dogs and humans have been living together for centuries and now we cannot live without each other. Dogs are amazing companions and great pets. They are active, loyal and strong.
They are our best friends and we are everything to them. They love us more than we love them. However, there are different types of dogs in the world. Some are small, some are huge, and some are super strong like pit bulls.
Meet the 10 Strongest Dog Breeds in the World
There are many breeds of dogs in the world and they all have their own special traits. Most dogs are bred for a particular task as well as being man’s best friend.
You’ve got the smallest, the biggest and the smartest dog but which dogs are the most powerful in terms of strength. We put together ten of the most powerful dogs and surprisingly one of these ended up also being one of the most destructive. If you ever want to know about the powerful dogs in the world, then this list is for you.
1. St. Bernard
This dog is a very large powerful and heavy big-boned animal. This canine was bred in Turkey as a guardian against predators that endangered livestock such as wolves and the candle is definitely big enough and vicious enough to take down a wolf.
These dogs are very alert, territorial and defensive and they are as big as we say and are recognized as one of the tallest dogs in existence with males measuring 30 to 32 inches tall and weighing 110 to one hundred forty-five pounds with their size.
The St. Bernand breed prefers to intimidate predators before attacking and usually the other animal will back down. But if not, it will attack if necessary. An interesting fact about this animal is that it has grown in popularity as a family protection dog. And apparently it seems to regard people as its flock and will guard them with extreme devotion.
You’ve probably seen many of these dogs in movies such as Beethoven or even that scary or Stephen King movie. If so you understand how big and strong these dogs really are. The St. Bernard is a massive and powerful dog with a thick heavy coat. It is considered a working dog that was originally bred to help travelers in the icy cold Western Alps of Switzerland and Italy. This, of course, explains their enormous size.
All that body weight and fur protecting the dog from the freezing cold while rescuing stranded travelers the St. Bernard is categorized as a very large breed of working dog with the average weight of full-grown males being between 140 and 260 pounds or more and the approximate height at the withers is 28 to 35 inches. This breed of dog also has a very fast growth rate and because they are so big and heavy the weight of a St. Bernard can lead to very serious deterioration of the bones. If the dog does not get proper food and exercise.
2. Carpathian Shepherd
The Carpathian Shepherd is a large sheepdog that was bred in Romania to guard livestock and keep them safe from predators. It is thought to be an ancient breed of dog that has been around for centuries and this dog is a big breed with full-grown males reaching 25 to twenty-nine inches at their withers and usually weighing 70 to 100 pounds.
But there isn’t any set weight for this dog as it greatly depends on how tall the dog is. The temperament of this dog is a bit different than other dogs and unlike other dog breeds in the world the Carpathian shepherd dog carries several unique characteristics. This dog is daring fearless and courageous. They are known for being very intelligent which is good because of their sheer size and strength. This makes them perfect for guarding other animals or even people.
3. Alaskan Malamute
In fact, many breeders and trainers have given the title of battle Baer to this animal due to its ability to protect whatever its master needs protecting Alaskan Malamute. The Alaskan Malamute is a big dog and has a powerful sturdy body built for stamina and strength. It rains as one of the oldest dog breeds being over thousands of years old and whose original looks have not significantly altered due to breeding.
The Alaskan Malamute possesses tremendous strength energy endurance independence and is a very intelligent animal making them perfect for training. This breed was originally sought after to pull heavy sleds over long distances as well as hunting seals and polar bears and is one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs full-grown males can grow from 24 to 26 inches and usually weigh around 80 to ninety-five pounds.
This dog has a very playful temperament and should be kept outside and isn’t a dog to keep in a house they can and will destroy everything around them because of their high energy. In one case a single Alaskan Malamute ruined an entire living room of furniture valued at fifteen thousand dollars in just three hours.
Better to make sure you invest the time in the animal or it will rebel Rottweiler. The Rottweiler was a breed of dog that needs little introduction. This well-known and recognizable breed has only two colors in its coat brown and black.
They have powerful and very muscular bodies. Their heads are broad and rounded their muzzle well-developed with teeth that meet in a scissor bite and powerful jaws that can snap a bone in two. They might not be the tallest or widest dog but they are very stout and strong with full-grown males measuring twenty-four to twenty-seven inches in height and weighing ninety-five to 130 pounds.
They have a menacing appearance. This dog has been called a junkyard dog because you’ll often find them guarding property with fences. However many people don’t know they were bred to drive cattle to the market and although they might not seem that strong after the cattle were butchered the dogs would then be used to pull carts for the butchers.
5. German Shepherds
And even though German Shepherds are well-known for being police and military dogs Rottweilers were among the earliest police dogs and have been used in the military with great success.
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6. Dargo Argentina
Dargo Argentina the dog Argentina was also known as the Argentine mastiff and is a big and powerful dog with a muscular build similar to that of the Rottweiler.
But since this dog has such short hair its appearance shows it all muscle. It was bred as a pack hunting dog for big game animals like wild boar and Puma. This breed of dog possesses incredible strength and stamina along with quick intelligence and quick responsiveness.
This dog is also like the Rottweiler in that it’s bred in one color only white fully grown the male dog can measure twenty-four to twenty-seven inches tall and weigh anywhere from 80 to 100 pounds depending on their height. This dog has a set of evenly spaced sharp teeth that meet in a scissor bite and has powerful jaws.
7. American Bull Terrier
This dog is a great protector intelligent and courageous animal. They have been used in police protection work however they have an unsteady temperament and in one case a dog was fatally attacked. The fiancee of a canine officer who owned the animal with Matt said this is one powerful breed that belongs only in the hands of a trained professional American pit bull terrier.
The American bull terrier is a medium-sized solidly built dog with a stout and powerful muscular build. It is also known as a bully breed but the pit bull isn’t a breed of dog at all.
There are actually many different breeds of pit bulls. It is true that these dogs were crossbred for one reason only and that is to fight other dogs. But after this sport was banned the dog breed was used as catch dogs for semi-wild cattle and hogs in which they would hunt down and drive these livestock animals back to humans. Despite dog fighting being illegal in the USA it still exists as an underground activity. The standard American people variants all range between 18 and 22 inches in height when fully grown and can weigh between 30 to 60 pounds.
Despite their bad reputation as a ferocious animal, the breed evolved into an all-around farm dog and later moved into the house to become a nanny dog because they were so gentle around children. Their tenacity gameness and courage make them popular competitors in sports of weight pulling agility and obedience competition. But even these dogs are dangerous and have been known to maul innocent people who happen to be in their territory.
8. English Bulldog
English Bulldogs originally were used to drive cattle to market and to compete in a bloody sport called bullbaiting. If you’re not familiar with that term a variant of bull-baiting was pinning the bull where specially trained dogs would set upon the bull one at a time. A successful attack resulting in the dog fastening his teeth strongly in the bull’s snout. It sure doesn’t seem like this dog would be able to do this at all. But alas the bulldog was bred especially for this board. However many of us know the English bulldog as being a brainy little powerhouse whose characteristic crab-like wattle exudes great strength stability and vigor. Their average height measure 17 inches in full-grown males and they can weigh anywhere from 45 to 60 pounds.
9. Siberian Husky
The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog breed not to be confused with the Alaskan Malamute even though they do look similar.
The Siberian Husky has a much thicker fur coat erect triangular ears and distinctive markings and is smaller than the Alaskan malamute. They’re blue or multicolored eyes and striking facial masks only add to the appeal of this breed which originated in Siberia. Full-grown males can get to 21 to 24 inches and weigh 45 to 60 pounds.
It is an active energetic resilient breed whose ancestors lived in the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic and was used as a sled dog for its ability to pull a loaded sled. However, it is interesting to note that the people of Nome referred to the Siberian Huskies as Siberian rats due to their size when compared to the malamute dogs.
10. German Shepherd
The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dogs that originated in Germany. This dog is well known for its strength intelligence trainability and obedience. It is used almost exclusively in police forces around the world as well as military forces due to its extreme intelligence.
They were originally bred and developed to herd sheep but because of their high intelligence, they had been moved on to other more important humans support roles.
In fact, the German Shepherd has ranked third overall other breeds for intelligence having the ability to learn simple tasks after only five repetitions and obeying the first command given 95 percent of the time. The German Shepherd is the second-most registered breed by the American Kennel Club the breed standard height at the withers is 24 to 26 inches and can weigh as much as sixty-six to eighty-eight pounds.
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