Dogs are loyal companions to men, women, and children. They give you unconditional love for food and shelter in return. They also watch your house for you while you’re away and bark at strangers who dare enter the premises. They’re incredibly adorable too. However, at the end of it all, we also know that our canine friends can also be incredibly dangerous. For aspiring dog owners, dog owners, or animal lovers in general, you might find that while every dog is potentially dangerous for some reason, some breeds will probably make you think twice about getting yourself a furry friend at home.

1. Great Dane

When we think of Great Danes, we tend to think about Scooby-Doo, the lovable, cowardly canine of the Mystery Inc. gang. In real life, the dog may be lovable, but it would be wise not to get on this canine’s bad side. While the name and size of this dog give it a majestic feel, there is no doubt that the Great Dane is one of the most dangerous breeds in the world…if not taken care of properly, that is. The fully grown Great Danes can prove to be terrifying dogs with their size; 86 cm tall and 200 pounds heavy. There have also been incidents of people getting mauled by some Great Danes, one such case was in 2003, leading to the death of a toddler in South Carolina by said dog. Yikes!

2. German Shepherd

Much like the Doberman, the German Shepherd was and is still known for being a police dog. German Shepherds are also quite imposing in stature, and they are also known for biting down hard, enough to cause excruciating pain, or even send small animals and even humans to their demise. An incident occurred in 2013, where a woman suffered a bite from her beloved German Shepherd. She ended up dying 2 days later. However, much like the other breeds on this list, these cases are rare and shouldn’t deter you from adopting a lovable German Shepherd.

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