Dogs are extremely friendly, loyal, and adorable creatures. Having a dog, as a pet is a wonderful experience. However, there are various other reasons, why you may want a dog. Some people prefer having a dog for hunting purposes, whereas, others want them as watchdogs to keep strangers away. If you observe, then these tasks require a bold and active personality.
Moreover, the dog must be strong enough physically and mentally. Not every dog breed is capable of doing these tasks. That’s why we are going to discuss the top 10 strongest dog breeds in the world. These breeds are highly suitable for the tasks mentioned before.
1. American Pitbull terrier
Do not go on their small size. This breed is one of the toughest dogs, both mentally and physically. They have a bold, energetic, and aggressive personality. Due to which, they do not fear anything. Moreover, these dogs are bold enough to face the biggest and strongest rival.
American Pitbull requires a large amount of exercise, as compared to the majority of breeds in the world. If you have this breed, then we would recommend at least an hour exercise. Besides, you must make sure that you do not leave the dog alone anywhere. Why? It is because they easily get into a fight and feel lonely without their owners.
However, if you properly train these dogs, then they are one of the most loyal creatures on the planet. They will do anything to please their owner and gain attention. How can you identify a genuine breed of American Pitbull? Well, you can do that by observing the physical features. They have muscular shoulders and a face like bulldogs. Also, you must keep kids away from American Pitbull, as a precaution.
2. English Mastiff
This breed is highly reputed for its huge size, as compared to other dogs. They are one of the biggest dog breeds in the world. Moreover, they are also courageous, clever, and friendly. First of all, due to their huge size, they are great as a watchdog.
Secondly, its personality is cored around protecting its owner at any cost. Therefore, the dog will not even think before jumping to protect you and your family. Irrespective of that, its behavior completely depends on the way you train it. There are even some dogs of this breed, who are shy. It usually, happens, if the owner scolds or hits the dog, while training. Thus, you have to make sure that, while training the dog, you are calm, loving, and patient.
Aggressive or large dogs, usually do not get along with kids, especially younger ones. However, this is one of the few breeds, which perfectly get along with kids. However, for that, you have to include in the kid in the training process. The dog must know that the whole family is its owner.
3. Siberian husky
These are one of the most adorable dog breeds in the world. They have thick fur, which gives natural protection against cold weather. They also have the highest stamina and energy as compared to other dog breeds in the world.
If you are looking for a dog, which can learn complex commands, then this may be the right choice. However, this breed is only recommended, if you are experienced with raising dogs. As a beginner, it would be nearly impossible for you to raise the dog properly.
Due to the high stamina, they are the perfect dogs for hunting purposes. Also, they have a great nose and are good as a watchdog. Usually, people believe that huskies are aggressive and do not get along with kids. However, this is not true. Huskies are one of the few breeds, which are loving, caring towards all family members, including kids.
However, it is challenging to train a husky. It requires a lot of effort and patience to train them. That is why we would recommend professional advice to train them. By doing so, you can even teach them complex commands.
4. German shepherd
This breed is the most reputed strongest dog breed in the world. How can we say that? Well, this breed is preferred by military and police all over the world. They have a strong nose, and a strong personality too. They are bold, energetic, and huge. They have an instinct, through which they easily identify between thread and friendly objects.
What about the training part? German shepherds are one of the easiest to train breeds in the world. If you train them from the beginning, then it does not take much effort.
Irrespective of that, they are not highly social dogs. However, you must ensure that they have basic social manners. How can you do that? Well, let the dog get along with other dogs since puppyhood. This will reduce the conservative nature, and the dog will be well-mannered with the guests too. Moreover, you must make sure that you let the dog exercise physically and mentally. This will maintain the overall health of the dog.
You must also never leave the dog alone for a long-time, as they feel lonely without its owner. This can lead to the development of bad habits like excess aggressive behavior and many more.
5. Great Dane
This breed is one of the biggest dogs in the world. Even the record of the biggest dog in the world goes to this breed. In the past, they were specifically used to hunt down boars. Therefore, these dogs have a natural hunting instinct.
If you are looking for a dog to company you in the wildlife, then Great Dane would be a great choice. These dogs are usually calm and do have any traits of aggressive behavior. However, if they feel thread, then they are extremely protective of the family, including kids.
Irrespective of these points, these dogs have an extremely low life expectancy. At max, they live for around 10 years. Moreover, they have a sensitive body in the beginning, due to which you have to keep an eye on the exercise. Thus, it is recommended to not take the dog for a run on hard ground. Why? Well, it will badly affect the bones of the dog.
Moreover, these dogs do not eat a lot. Usually, dog owners overfeed the dog by looking at the size of the dog. Lastly, you must have a large space, if you are planning to raise a Great Dane.
6. Dogo Argentino
These dogs look a lot similar to the American pitbull, but they are less muscular and are incomplete white color. However, they are highly athletic and have a powerful bite. Every dog breed has an instinct to prioritize something.
What do you think is the most important thing for this breed? Food? No, it is the territory. They cannot bear with someone trespassing their territory. Therefore, they can become highly aggressive in this condition. They are also highly protective of their family, including young kids. Thus, this breed is a great watchdog.
However, their behavior depends a lot on the way you train them. They are highly sensitive, as a puppy. Therefore, scolding will lead to unnecessary aggressive nature as an adult. Therefore, you must make sure that you patiently train these dogs. The amount of exercise should be at least an hour and consistent.
Moreover, you need to teach the dog to walk with you. Why? Well, without this training, they will pull the leash, as an adult dog. This will affect both your arm and the bones of the dog.
The first thing that you will love about this breed is the body texture. They have multiple colored stripes on their body, which makes them adorable. Moreover, this breed is highly gentle, playful, and confident. They love to play for a long duration, especially with its owner. Rottweiler is even used by security forces all over the world. They are also known as ‘guard dogs.’
Also, they are highly powerful dogs. On proper training, and exercise, they can even pull a sedan class car by themselves. They also have the most powerful bite force in the world. However, we would recommend you not try that, as that stunt is performed by professional dogs.
This breed is also smart, as they do not become aggressive without a cause. Therefore, if your Rottweiler is barking continuously, then there is surely something wrong. Moreover, they are not social creatures. They do not easily get along with people or other animals. Therefore, choosing this breed will not be a great idea, if you have some other animal in the house like a cat.
Lastly, you must make sure that you start training as soon as possible. We would recommend training from the puppyhood.
8. Saint Bernard
Big and fluffy, are the two main characteristics of this dog breed. They originally belong from Switzerland and are the perfect mountain breed. They can withstand cold climatic conditions without any issue. These dogs are mainly used for pulling purposes. They can pull heavy weight without any issue.
Moreover, they have a strong biting force, which makes them dangerous too. These dogs are usually very calm and friendly. They love to play for a long duration, especially with its owner.
Are you looking for a dog who gets along with everyone? In that case, this breed would be a perfect choice. They are highly social creatures, who do not face any issue with getting along with others. However, they can become extremely aggressive, if they feel a threat or their family is in danger.
These dogs are usually found in Turkey and considered one of the strongest dogs in the world. They are identified by their rolled-up tail, which makes them highly adorable. These dogs are normally found in light wheat color. However, you may also find them in other color shades.
Kangal is highly reputed for their hunting instincts, as they have a powerful nose. Therefore, they would be a great partner, while hunting. However, they are a little challenging to train, as their grasping power is slow.
When it comes to the personality of this dog, then they are highly protective of its family. Usually, they are calm, but in the need of the hour, they are highly fierce. They have a medium-size body, which gives them the confidence to fight even a big rival.
The most important part of raising a Kangal is training. Make sure that you remain consistent with the training and start with simple commands. These dogs are also friendly towards young kids. However, you must not leave them both alone, as a precautionary step.
10. Tibetian Mastiff
Tibetian Mastiff is also known as ‘Teddy bear dogs.’ They have thick fur, which protects them from cold climatic. Therefore, these dogs are not highly suitable for warm climatic conditions. These dogs are highly energetic, as they love to play for a long duration.
Moreover, they have a huge body, due to which they require a large space to live. Thus, if you want an apartment dog, then this breed is not the right choice.
If we talk about their personality, then they are extremely calm. They are usually not aggressive, but cannot tolerate a threat to their family. Also, they are bold, energetic, and confident dogs. You need to make sure that they exercise a lot daily.
Moreover, these dogs also love to please people around them, which makes it a great dog around kids and guests.
Through this blog, you are aware of the top 10 strongest dog breeds in the world. All these breeds were chosen based on intense research and experience with them. Of course, there are many other breeds, which are considered strong. However, these breeds have a little edge over them.
Irrespective of the breed you choose from our list, you must make sure that the training is consistent. Due to the large strength, improper training can lead to the development of bad habits as an adult dog.
If you have kids in the house, then try to involve them in the training process. By this, the dog will get comfortable around the kid. Lastly, you must refrain from using violence, while training the dog, including scolding.