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Dog breeds most likely to bite

On Behalf of | Sep 10, 2018 | Firm News |

A dog bite can result in serious injuries. An incident can lead to underlying damage to the bone and tissue, and if a professional does not treat the wound promptly, it can lead to an infection.

While many dogs would not harm a fly, there are others that are prone to snapping and attacking humans. Although it mostly comes down to how the owner raised and treated the dog, these are statistically the dog breeds most likely to bite someone:


Rottweilers become bored very easily if they do not receive a lot of stimulation. They also tend to be highly territorial. It is partly due to this reason that 535 people sustained injuries from this breed between 1982 and 2014.


Bullmastiffs are popular with families because they are extremely protective. However, sometimes they can go overboard and bite someone who did not actually pose a threat. They can also weigh up to 130 pounds, making them very formidable canines.


Huskies are pack dogs by nature. They have a lot of energy, and they do not do well if they are left to their own devices for extended periods of time. This results in them becoming agitated easily.

Pit bull

Pit bulls have received a bad reputation due to criminals breeding them for fights. Most are harmless, but that does not stop more aggressive pit bulls from posing a danger to everyone. Additionally, they have a bite force of 235 pounds of pressure.

Wolf hybrid

Some places have begun breeding wolves with domesticated dogs. They are big dogs with strong jaws, which can be dangerous if the dog is not trained well. They still have that inherent wolf nature of wanting to lead a pack. When humans become involved, it can lead to injury.


Boxers are up there with pit bulls in terms of sheer jaw force. A powerful bite combined with a protective nature can spell disaster for strangers who approach the dogs.