While all dogs have the potential to nip and bite, some breeds have stronger bites than others due to their powerful jaws, large teeth, and fearless nature.
When researching dog breeds, it’s important to remember the factors that contribute to biting incidents, such as the antisocial behavior of irresponsible owners who train their dogs to be aggressive. Many dogs were bred specifically for their intelligence and strength, while others may simply be the result of poor ownership.
To help us better understand dogs that bite, Norfolk-based animal behaviorist and trainer Sarah-Jane White measured dog strength by looking at pounds per square inch (PSI) for each breed.
Take a look at the full list of dog breeds below…
1. German Shepherd
“The German Shepherd is a breed well known for its strength and intelligence,” says Sarah-Jane White. “With a bite force of 238-291 PSI, this breed is often used for law enforcement, military, and protection. German Shepherds are also popular as pets due to their loyalty and obedience. They are the eighth most popular dog in the UK.”
2. American Bulldog
“The Bulldog is a strong dog breed that has a very powerful bite,” says Sarah-Jane. “With a bite force of 305 PSI, this dog is not to be overlooked! Often used as a guard or protection dog, the American Bulldog is a breed you want on your side. exercise, but make excellent pets.”
“The Rottweiler is a powerful dog breed that is known for its strength and intelligence. With a bite force of 328 PSI, this breed can certainly hold its own against other animals. Often used as a guard dog, the Rottweiler is a breed that you don’t want to mess with!They make really adorable companions with the right training.
4. American Pit Bull Terrier
“The American Pit Bull Terrier is a breed known for its strength and determination. With a bite force of 240 to 330 PSI, this breed can definitely take down larger prey,” says Sarah-Jane.
“Pitbull terriers are legal in the United States. But in Canada, pitbulls are banned in many cities. Puerto Rico had a two-decade ban in place until 2018 when it was again legalized to own , selling and importing the breed.They are banned in the UK.
“The Mastiff is another large dog breed known for its strength and power. With a bite force of 556 PSI, this breed can easily overpower other animals. That’s more than three times the bite force of a average dog.”
6. Cane Corso
Sarah-Jane continues, “The Cane Corso is a breed known for its power and strength. With a bite force of 650 PSI, this breed can take down prey much larger than itself.”
7. Turkish Kangal
“The Kangal Shepherd is a Turkish dog breed known for its large size and impressive strength. With a bite force of 743 PSI, this breed is the undisputed king of the canine world when it comes to raw power. wolves, bears and jackals in his native Turkey due to his intimidating size and effective guarding abilities.
“While all of these breeds are incredibly strong, the Kangal takes the top spot as the dog with the strongest bite in the world. With more than three times the strength of the average dog, this breed can take down much larger prey. So if you are looking for a dog that is not only powerful but also fearless, the Kangal is the breed for you!”
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