Rottweiler (328 psi)
Of the three breeds (Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, and German Shepherds) that are most commonly suspected of having the strongest bites in the dog world, it’s actually the Rottweiler that can put the most oomph behind each nibble. They still barely cracked the top 10 overall, though.
Rotties are big and intimidating animals, and they can be dangerous (especially toward strangers) if not properly trained and socialized. This is also a clingy breed, however, and owning a Rottie can be much like having a 100-pound baby that cries every time you leave the room.
Bandog (730 psi)
This breed (also known as the Bandog Mastiff) dates back to England sometime around the 13th century, and they’re believed to be a mix of the Pit Bull Terrier and Neapolitan Mastiff. It’s likely that there’s other DNA mixed in there, however, with Bullenbeissers being one of the most commonly cited possibilities.
This breed is rare, and it’s not usually recognized by kennel clubs or other governing bodies. The name comes from the fact that they were “banded up” — or chained — until they were needed as guard or war dogs, so they have quite the fearsome history. Despite that terrifying backstory, though, this can be an emotionally needy breed, so don’t be surprised if you have a 125-pound lapdog on your hands.
Cane Corso (700 psi)
Our tour of the world’s Mastiff population brings us to Italy and the Cane Corso, or Italian Mastiff. These dogs were once incredibly common all throughout the country, but now they are mostly relegated to the southern region of Puglia.
Cane Corsos aren’t quite as massive as other Mastiff-type breeds, as they usually weigh “only” 110 pounds or so. However, they tend to be much more muscular than their cousins, which explains why they’re capable of putting so much force behind their bites.
What Breeds Of Dogs Have The Strongest Bite?
All dogs have a pretty decent bite force, but there are some breeds that overshadow all the rest when it comes to the strength of their bite. When dogs are being adorable it’s easy to forget that they are animals, and they have a dangerous bite. The animal with the strongest bite in the animal Kingdom is the Crocodile, they can achieve 3,700 pounds per square inch of bite force. The Mastiff reportedly has the biggest bite force at 552 pounds, an average dog achieves 150 to 180lbs of pressure per square inch. However don’t think that just because these dogs have the biggest bite force that they are more aggressive than other dogs. ‘A 2009 study by The Coalition for Living Safely With Dogs and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association data shows that Chihuahuas are most likely to bite their vets, more so than any other breed.’ Don’t judge a book by its cover, smaller dogs with minute muzzles can still cause a lot of damage. Here are five dogs with extremely powerful jaws.
The Mastiff takes the crown with a reported bite force of 552 pounds. They are very large dogs. There are several types of Mastiff including the English, Bullmastiff and American Mastiff.
Rotties are known for being fierce and strong dogs. They have a slightly unfair reputation, Rotties can make really lovely pets if given the right training. They have a pretty impressive bite force of 328 pounds.
American Bulldogs are fairly large, stocky and muscular dogs. They can weigh between 27 to 54 kilograms and have a very strong bite force of 305 pounds. They are very attentive and energetic dogs that need a lot of exercise.
It’s not surprising that the German Shepherd makes the list. They are very large dogs that are often used for security purposes. Their strong bite means they are very well suited to their job, not many people are brave enough to mess with a German Shepherd.
Pitbulls are notoriously aggressive dogs and for this reason they are banned in the UK. It is possible to own one, but only under very strict conditions. These dogs were bred for fighting and have a huge bite force of 235 pounds.