The Top 10 Meanest Dog Breeds

10-Meanest-Dog-Blog-scaledEvery year, more than 4.7 million victims throughout the United States are bitten or attacked by dogs. Roughly 20% of those attacked by canines require urgent medical care. Although usually born good-natured, dogs can become mean if mistreated or in dire circumstances. Dogs also tend to be aggressive if they feel they are defending themselves or their owners. Many negative behaviors are caused by inadequate training, improper socialization, and lack of exercise. Certain diseases and genetic mutations can also cause canines to behave overly aggressively.

The Top 10 Meanest Dogs According To A-Z Animals

  1. Basenji: While Basenjis are extremely intelligent and usually bond tightly with their owners, this breed is notorious for being aloof towards strangers. This breed requires a lot of socialization to make them more tolerant of others.
  2. Chihuahua: For being one of the most miniature and most popular dog breeds, Chihuahuas are infamous for being mean. They are very possessive of their owners and prone to barking, snapping at people, and even biting other canines and people. 
  3. Lhasa Apso: This small, fluffy canine is tough to train and control. Lhasa Apsos are known for being stubborn, independent, and aggressive towards others. This breed will likely bite approaching strangers or anyone it does not recognize.
  4. Terriers: Originally bred for hunting rodents and vermin, Terriers are some of the most challenging canines. Terriers are known for acting hostile toward other dogs and people without adequate training and socialization to channel their hunting instincts constructively. 
  5. Toy Poodle: Most of these miniature versions of the standard Poodle have active hunting drives without an outlet. Additionally, Toy Poodles are known for having “Small Dog Syndrome,” which often comes with anxiety, insecurity, and aggression.
  6. Chow Chow: Although these large dogs have soft and fluffy appearances, they can be stubborn and need lots of attention. Inbreeding of Chow Chows has resulted in many behavior problems, such as bad temperaments, aggression, and overprotectiveness.  
  7. Wolf Hybrids: These dogs are typically wilder and more prone to aggression and destructive behavior. Wolf Hybrids should never be left around small children unsupervised.
  8. Dachshund: Commonly known as “wiener dogs,” Dachshunds were initially bred to hunt burrowing rodents. This breed is known for having a strong prey drive and becoming aggressive when pushed. Dachshunds may bite strangers; you should not let children play with them unsupervised.
  9. Beagle: This hunting dog can fixate on smells and doesn’t always listen to commands. Beagles are known for lashing out if they feel threatened and may be provoked to bite if someone ignores their signals to back off.
  10. Cocker Spaniel: While once considered a great family dog, inbreeding has become a severe problem for Cocker Spaniels. This has resulted in undesirable genetic mutations, such as Rage Syndrome, which can cause the breed to exhibit unprovoked biting frenzies and even bite their owner.

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