A dog is man’s best friend. I am sure that you have heard of this statement a million times but that does not under any circumstance means that a dog is completely harmless. Yes, there are friendly dogs but there exist the exact opposite ones as well. One thing that you must understand is that a dog does not necessarily have to be unfriendly to be dangerous. Sure, we love our pets be it cats or dogs nonetheless, one must know of the dangerous breeds as an extra precaution. It doesn’t really hold true that a specific breed of dog might react in a ┬áspecific way to something but after reading this, you might get the idea.

10. BOXER

Boxers originated from Germany in the 1850s. Their weight varies between 50 to 64 pounds while the height is between 20 to 25 inches.

A Boxer is a square dog and it also happens to be a very strong one. Boxers enjoy the long walks, but never ever make the mistake of forgetting the leash. They will be friendly with you and even obedient, but if a stranger takes a step out of line and that’s that for them. Keep these leashed and they will cause no problem at all. The ancestors (European Bulldogs) of a Boxer were used to hunt boars etc. so you can guess how dangerous can they prove to be.

9. PRESA CANARIO

Presa Canarios originated from Canary Islands, Africa. Their weight varies between 100 to 125 pounds while the height is between 25 to 26 inches.

These dogs hail from Africa where the dogs were trained for hunting and war so it’s no mystery why we decided to include a Canario in this list. This dog is also known as the ultimate fighter. Nowadays, however, a Canario is used for guarding purposes and they do their job quite well. They are not very warm towards strangers so while introducing your friends, please be careful. Also, they might not like every person you hang out with, so you might even have to be around certain people when you take this dog out for a walk.

8. SAINT BERNARD

St. Bernards originated from Switzerland in the Middle Ages. Their weight varies between 110 to 180 pounds while the height is between 24 to 29 inches.

St. Bernards are majestic in size so if you look at it for the first time, they might strike you as a bit weird. Bernards are not very fast, but they love to play with children. Don’t get me wrong, they are not lazy dogs, they’re the exact opposite. But if you spend long boring hours at office all day, do not make the mistake of buying a Bernard, because this is one dog that craves attention above all others. If you do not have time for a Bernard, you might as well just get some other dog. Also a Bernard is very peaceful, so you can let your children play with it, but do keep an eye out.

7. GREAT DANE

Great Danes originated from Germany in the Middle Ages (19th Century). Their weight varies between 90 to 120 pounds while the height is between 27 to 32 inches.

Great Danes are obviously huge. But contrary to their looks, these dogs are incredibly loving and warm. They do not mind other dogs and you can play with them whenever you want. They will be happy to be of service.

6. CHOW CHOW

Chow Chows originated from China. Their weight varies between 40 to 65 pounds while the height is between 18 to 22 inches.

These dogs are incredibly cute and were bred for the purpose of hunting and helping the shepherds. Therefore, they are in constant need of physical activity and if you own one of these, know that they will not let you rest.

5. DOBERMAN PINSCHER

Doberman Pinschers originated from Germany in the Nineteenth Century. Their weight varies between 65 to 90 pounds while the height is between 26 to 28 inches.

These dogs were originally bred for the purpose of protection and defense and also referred to as Dobermans. You need to understand that one must never struggle with a doberman or involve in an act of aggression with them. Remember, if the purpose of dog is protection, he can prove to be dangerous for you as well. But they can still adjust to a simple and quite life in the city, at your house.

4. ALASKAN MALAMUTE

The Alaskan Malamutes originated from North America in the Ancient Times. Their weight varies between 80 to 110 pounds while the height is between 23 to 28 inches.

These dogs are active and in constant need of playing or any activity that involves moving. These dogs are used to the cold weather (even snow) and have been used to transport goods on a sleigh. At times, their temper can get outta control, so you should really keep your distance.

3. HUSKY

Huskies originated from Siberia in the Ancient Times. Their weight varies between 35 to 55 pounds while the height is between 20 to 24 inches.

To train a husky is not an easy job so if you are only a beginner with the dogs, you might want to stay clear of these beautiful creatures. Huskies tend to be very loving and active. Also, they have no problem with the cold weather and they like to howl at the full moon, sounds wolf-ish but it’s okay.

2. GERMAN SHEPHERD

German Shepherds originated from Germany in the Nineteenth Century. Their weight varies between 70 to 85 pounds while the height is between 22 to 26 inches.

These dogs seem very beautiful to the eye and with their reliable and toned temper, this dog is a keeper. They like physical activities that might include playing or walking. They can prove to be excelling guards for your house.

1. ROTTWEILER

Rottweilers originated from Germany in the 1820s. Their weight varies between 85 to 110 pounds while the height is between 23 to 27 inches.

With strong jaws and a basic instinct to protect, these dogs often don’t like strangers and other dogs. Mostly bred for the purpose of protecting, its that reason that these dogs make it to the number one spot on our list. Remember that a dog with protective or guarding instincts can prove to be a dangerous dog.