10 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds Temperament

Chihuahua Chihuahuas can be very loyal and dedicated to their owners. However, they are usually only one or two-person dogs. They may be jealous and can bite or snipe at anyone who gets too close to them. They can be temperamental and not very child-friendly. They are not known to be friendly with strangers and bark frequently, making them a good "watch dog". 

Dachshund "Small dog syndrome" is a condition in which the Dachshund can be susceptible. This basically means it will try to compensate for its small size by having a big attitude. This can cause a range of behavioral problems. They can be socialized early on, but they don't enjoy rough play. Be careful with small pets like rats, mice, and hamsters. Dachshunds are naturally aggressive towards these types of animals. 

Chow Chow Chow Chows can be assertive and dominant, which is why they are often known as Chow Chows. Chow Chows are not recommended as a first dog owner due to their assertive nature. To raise a good-mannered Chow Chow, you need strong guidance and firm training. They can also be easily startled due to their poor peripheral vision. 

Doberman Pinscher Dobermans are intelligent, and they have been used extensively as police dogs and guard dogs. Dobermans have a strong protective instinct and can be very friendly with children if they are raised well by their owners.

Chihuahua Socialization is important for Dalmatians at an early stage. Although they are great with children, if their owners don't give them enough attention, they can have behavioral problems. They are energetic and need to be exercised and played with often. 

Rottweiler Rottweilers are often very reserved and can not get along well with strangers. Rottweilers are loyal and protective of their owners and will defend their homes. Although they can be friendly with children, their energy and size make them not suitable for families with toddlers or infants.

Jack Russell Terrier Russell Terriers are known for being very affectionate. Dogs that are stubborn and energetic . They are very patient and not very understanding of children. Experts recommend that young families choose another breed, especially for first-time dog owners.  

German Shepherd The German Shepherd is now the most loved dog in America. They are good guard dogs because they don't like strangers. Although they have been listed as "aggressive dogs", everything I've read and seen confirms that they are great with children. German Shepherds aren't considered aggressive breeds, as long as they don't have to be trained as guard dogs.

American Staffordshire/Pit Bull Terrier The name comes from the Staffordshire region in England where they were born. This breed was originally developed for guard dogs and dogfighting. They were therefore bred to be stronger and more stocky. A second breed of the breed was created when the breed was introduced to America. This second breed was milder-mannered and had a smaller frame. This newer breed of pit bull, known as the American Pit Bull is loyal and protective to its family. 

Siberian Husky Although I can't find any definitive studies that show huskies are aggressive, they are often on aggressive dog lists. My experience shows that huskies are territorial and can be difficult to get along with other dogs. However, they are generally good with children.