One of the factors of a dogs strength is the bite force. So do we know what dog breeds have the strongest bite force? Yes, and it can be measured scientifically. The bite force of any animal is measured in Pounds per Square Inch (psi). This unit of pressure tells how much force is exerted on one square inch of space. The psi that the jaws of animals will exert is usually averaged.
The pressure can be different depending on the substance being bitten, the dogs mood, and even the dog itself. To give you a comparison, humans have an average bite force of 120-140 psi, and the Nile Crocodile has a bite force of 5,000 psi. The bite force of average dogs ranges somewhere around 230-250 psi, but some have more strength.
Lets focus on the dogs for now. Even though nowhere as strong as Nile Crocodiles bite, the force of a strong dogs bite wont only rip through flesh, but it could also break bones. Below well list dogs that have the best chance of doing exactly that. If youre considering owning one of these strong dog breeds, you must work with a professional dog trainer to ensure your pooch doesnt show any signs of aggression.
Most breeds on this list are dogs that are considered to be aggressive. Those are the animals that usually get their bite force measured. What is important to remember is that any dog can become aggressive if neglected and abused. Most dogs are not loners.
Considering the tosa is so loyal to its owners and friendly toward other humans, it’s other dogs that have to watch out for this breed’s powerful bite. This slow-growing Japanese breed weighs up to 200 pounds and possesses one of the strongest canine bites.
The American Kennel Club describes the leonberger as friendly, gentle, and playful. At up to 31 inches tall and 170 pounds, and with powerful bites, we wouldn’t want to get on a leonberger’s bad side.
The kangal reportedly has a stronger bite at 742 psi, but the breed isn’t recognized by the AKC so we’re giving the top spot to the cane corso. Its lineage goes back to Roman guard dogs, and it lives up to its history. The cane corso is strong, muscular, smart, and protective, and its strong bite is the envy of the rest of the canine kingdom.
Their wrinkly, friendly faces and easygoing attitude hide one of the most powerful bites in the canine kingdom. Bulldogs are generally calm and easygoing, but they exert up to 300 psi when they clamp down on a toy or a bone.
The fact so many police departments use German shepherds should tell you something. They are among the smartest and courageous dog breeds, according to the AKC, and at 235 psi they are among the dog breeds with the strongest bites.
What Is a Dogo Argentino?
The Dogo Argentino is recognizable by their signature short white coat and solid, muscular build. They were introduced in Argentina in 1928 by a doctor. A mixture of Mastiffs, Bulldogs, Bull Terriers, and the fighting dogs of Cordoba, the breed was primarily a hunting dog and bred to have a powerful nose and an impressive lung capacity alongside their obvious muscle.
Although they’re a large dog breed, the Dogo Argentino is also highly athletic so they can properly chase down their prey.
1 Doberman – 228 psi
This breed is beautiful a sleek. They grow to a large size but are still incredibly grateful. This brave, loyal dog is very affectionate with his family. He makes a great watchdog. These intelligent, sensitive canines are easy to train. They will need socialization and “pack leader” training, but they pick it up quickly.
Energetic and playful, these dogs need to be exercised regularly to keep from being aggressive or destructive. While this dog is friendly with kids, it is raised with, and it is not generally a “kid-friendly” breed.
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