10. Saint Bernard At a height of up to 2.5 feet and a weight of up to 180 pounds, it’s no wonder the Saint Bernard is considered one of the strongest dog breeds in the world. In fact, the American Kennel Club (AKC) recommends training Saint Bernards as puppies to prevent them from sneaking food from the dinner table, since they’re tall enough to reach, or they can also accidentally knock people over!!
9. Mastiff At first glance, the mastiff is pretty intimidating! I mean these dogs are giants! Standing around 2.5 feet tall at the shoulders, they often outweigh a grown man. In addition to its colossal size, the mastiff is extremely muscular, and its strength matches its appearance. It also has an incredible bite strength that varies according to the specific breed - for example, the English mastiff has a bite strength of 552 pounds per square inch, while the Dogo Canario’s bite strength ranks around 540 pounds per square inch.
8. Rottweiler Some powerful dogs bump into people and things by accident like a bull in a China shop, seemingly unaware of their size. As an ancient herding breed, however, the Rottweiler does this on purpose when it wants people to fall in line. Although Rottweilers can be trained well, they’re typically not recommended for households with elderly people or young children, due partially to this tendency to knock people over!
7. Carpathian Shepherd The Carpathian shepherd is a very strong dog with a wolfish appearance. Although this breed has a less stocky build than some dogs, it still can weigh up to 100 lbs and it’s an incredibly powerful watchdog that was originally bred for protecting sheep from predators in mountainous terrain.
6. Doberman Pinscher With a maximum weight of 90 pounds and a tall, muscular frame, the Doberman Pinscher is leaner than some of the other powerful dog breeds. However, what it lacks in bulk, the Doberman Pinscher makes up for with its high energy, quick speed, tough nature, and no-nonsense loyalty. It also has a bite strength of 230 pounds per square inch, ranking it among the top 15 dog breeds in that category.
5. Newfoundland The imposing, heavy Newfoundland stands up to 28 inches tall and weighs as much as 150 pounds. It’s one of the world’s largest dog breeds and requires abundant yard space and exercise to stay healthy. Does it remind you of another animal? With its massive head and thick fur, many people say the Newfoundland can get confused with a bear!!
4. Alaskan Malamute The Alaskan malamute reaches a maximum height of 25 inches and typically weighs no more than 85 pounds, and is not among the most powerful dog breeds based on size alone.
3. Dogo Argentino The Dogo Argentino is a pack dog that was originally bred for hunting wild boar and pumas, so this dog is no joke. I mean, pumas! Really?! This supremely athletic, highly-intelligent breed is known for its quick responsiveness, as well as its sheer physical strength. With a muscular frame, intense energy, and a great lung capacity, the Dogo Argentino’s power is explosive to be able to keep up with its prey.
2. Cane Corso The Cane Corso stands at nearly 2.5 feet at the shoulder and often weighs over 100 pounds. This robust Italian breed has the natural appearance of a bodyguard, with a broad head, wide muzzle, and a large, muscular frame. The Cane Corso is an ancient breed that goes back to Roman times. They descend from a type of dog known as mollosers which were bred by the Greek Molossi tribe.
1. Kangal Alright you guys! For those of you who guessed, here is the answer!! A dog’s strength can be measured in various ways, including its body and bite, as noted by journalist Olivia Grisham, who specializes in animal care. It’s therefore difficult to single out a specific breed as the world’s most powerful.
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