It may be difficult to process that your furry best friend is actually dangerous and may, in certain circumstances, even attack you or people around you. But it’s important to face the facts and protect yourself and your family. If you’re thinking of getting a dog, there are certain breeds you should steer clear from. And if you already have a dog, we suggest you be careful if he or she is on this list. These 22 dog breeds are not so harmless as you may think them.
1. Doberman Pinscher
Originated from Germany, Doberman Pinschers used to be used as police dogs. It’s clear to see why, since they are extremely loyal to their owners, they are very protective and excellent guards. However, Doberman Pinschers are also strong and can weigh up to 90 lbs. Combine these traits with aggressive behavior towards anything they consider a threat and you get very dangerous dogs. Even though owner-directed aggression is rare, other dogs and strangers can easily be targeted by this ferocious dog. Doberman Pinscher is also an intelligent breed, but not even that can make them stop once they’ve targeted someone as an intruder.
Doberman Pinschers’ reputation has improved in the recent years but it has happened before that they attack owners and even fatalities have been noted. The last reported death caused by this breed was reported in 2011 when an elderly woman was attacked and killed by her Doberman pet.