It is fair to say that any dog can bite. It is also fair to say that when people think of dogs that bite, the minds of most immediately wander toward the pit bull or other large breeds. The truth of the matter is, there are several breeds of dog that are far more likely to react with their teeth than others. Here are five breeds of dogs to keep your eye on.
These tiny dogs look unassuming and harmless. They aren’t. Easily frightened, these compact canines are far more likely to bite than they are to run.
2. English Bulldogs
Of the bully breeds, the English may be more likely to bite than the others. These dogs are fiercely loyal but do tend to become snappy. If you welcome one of these wrinkled bundles of joy into your home, early obedience training is a must.
3. Pit Bull
Pit bulls do make the list, but not for reasons that you may think. These dogs are not typically aggressive by nature, but they are incredibly protective of their families. When threatened, a pit bull may determine that the best course of action is to defend itself and the ones it loves.
4. German Shepherd
These dogs are used for police and military work around the world. Their jaws pack a fierce bite, so watch out! They tend to be easy to train, but they are also a breed that must receive socialization early on to be considered safe.
5. Australian Shepherd
These beautiful dogs are natural herders. Although they are cute, they are not the right dog for everyone. If you don’t have experience with a herding dog, you may want to look for another breed or risk being bossed around (and bitten) by your own pet.
Any dog that has teeth can bite and cause serious damage. Knowing which dogs are more likely to react with a snap of the jaws is important, especially if you have children. If you are a first-time dog owner or don’t have the time it will take to train these dogs properly, any dog on this list may be best to be avoided.
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