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 It is common to hear that certain breeds of dogs are more dangerous than others. The genetics of dogs determine their physical appearance and character traits. On the other hand, their behavior does not depend on the race to which they belong.

Dogs are not born with a specific behavior. They develop it through life experiences which can be good or bad. A dog is made to bite when he is facing abuse, fear, isolation, health problems or when he senses his puppies in danger, for example.

We invite you to discover the nastiest dog breeds and the associated rules for having one in your home.

Strict rules for so-called “dangerous” dogs

According to the Insurance Documentation and Information Center, 500,000 dog bites on humans are recorded each year in France. 60,000 of them require surgery.

To limit the risk of bites, the French government imposes special restrictions on category 1 dogs, known as "attack" and category 2 dogs, called "guard and defense".

Keepers of these animals must undergo a seven-hour training course in accident prevention and animal behavior. These restrictions explain why these categories of dogs represent only 3% of the French canine population.

Which dog breeds require great vigilance?

The German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is a former sheepdog. This is the breed of Canidae that records the most bites in France. However, along with the Labrador, he is the most common dog in the dog population. This hound can develop incredible power and requires constant attention. It can be made to bite when it senses danger or when it wants to protect its owner or its territory.

Beauceron

He too is a former sheepdog. Today it is common to see Beaucerons employed as guard dogs. In the case of this breed of dog, it is essential that the owner of the animal impose his domination during training. Otherwise, the canine can quickly gain the upper hand and its education can quickly become difficult. He is a large animal and can be abrupt at times even when trying to play with you.

The Rottweiler

The education of the Rottweiler takes a long time. He doesn't like to be dominated and if he gets the upper hand over you, he can get aggressive quickly. The power of its jaw can have catastrophic consequences in the event of a bite.

The Belgian Shepherd

The intelligence and loyalty of the Malinois make him the police dog par excellence. It is a dog breed that is easy to train. However, the Belgian Shepherd can also have mood swings which can be dangerous. It is important that he receives a strict education and that he can exert himself as much as possible to avoid accidents.

The Braque

The Pointer's exceptional endurance and tenacity make him a recognized hunting dog. Patient and calm by nature, he can become dangerous if he evolves in a stressful environment. This dog requires space for him to exercise. Lockdown and isolation make him aggressive.

The Pitbull

When we speak of a "dangerous dog," the Pitbull is the first dog breed that comes to mind. This is due to his image as a fighting dog of old. Although his bites are not frequent, they often have dramatic consequences. Often exaggerated, the jaw power of this mountain of muscles is still 17 kg / cm²! This is barely two and a half times less than that of the shark (42 kg / cm²).

The American Staffordshire terrier

Used, too, for old fights, this dog is still the victim of its bad reputation. He is a fairly independent dog who likes to exercise. Make sure that his passion does not lead him too risky behavior.

A guarantee of robustness and intelligence, he is fairly calm by nature. Be careful though, when Staffordshire is abused, they become very aggressive.

The Tibetan Mastiff

The size of the Tibetan Mastiff is halfway between dog and bear. Rather rare in France, it is an attack dog that can reach 80 kilos. He is calm and lazy by nature. But beware! His protective instinct can make him very aggressive. It is also subject to special restrictions in France, because of its extraordinary physical characteristics.

The Doberman Pinscher

Often confused with the Rottweiler, the Doberman Pinscher is the police dog of yore.

They are loving and protective loyal animals. Known for his bravery, the Doberman Pinscher can be a great deterrent to your potential aggressors. However, his fearful nature makes him see danger where there is none. He can attack if he feels his master is in danger.

The Alaskan Malamute

Often confused with the Husky, the Malamute is a solitary and independent dog. He is not very social with other canines. He loves to disobey and his training can be very long and requires regular booster shots.

This dog can't stand the agitation. Cohabitation with children can therefore be very complicated.

Our conclusion on so-called dangerous dogs

As you can understand, dogs are not born aggressive. They become so because of bad experiences in their lifetime. If a dog shows aggressive behavior, it is up to his owner to review his education.

Educating your dog is essential to limit the risk of bites. Keep in mind that, despite a good education, there is no such thing as zero risks. For some reason, any dog ​​can bite.

Dogs with dangerous characteristics are categorized. Know that there are very specific steps to follow if you want to have a category 1 or 2 dogs. Note that in France, the detention of a category 2 dog without authorization can lead to six months of imprisonment and 7,500 euros fine.

Don't neglect your dog's education, give him the attention he deserves. It’s an everyday job, but it is definitely worth it.


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