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IN Animals ON 23 May, 2016
Dogs are a man's best friend and when it comes to guard dogs, they are no exception. It's the aggressiveness in their genes and some human attacks which have made them infamous. It's just that these dogs need to be trained from the very beginning with great care and responsibility. When it comes to power and strength there is no comparison to these dogs. These dogs can tear apart any pound of flesh from their jaws.
Let's have a look at some of the most powerful dogs which are banned in some countries.
The American Bulldog is a breed of working class dogs. It is a well built, stocky and a strong-looking dog. They are confident and active dogs that are at ease with their owners. They might be slightly withdrawn from strangers. If the American Bulldog is bought, it should be socialised at an early age. These dogs are highly emotional and require a high level of attention. This breed is banned in Denmark, Singapore and various municipalities.
The Bandog is a stubborn, vast and eager dog of a heavy body. These dogs are generally prohibited anywhere around the world.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a large and ancient dog breed. These are extremely intelligent dogs with a tendency to be independent thinkers. Without training and proper early socialisation, these dogs are likely to become aggressive towards strangers and other dogs.
Intra-hybridization of subspecies of grey wolves and dogs is the most common way of breeding wolf dogs. Hybrids are often bred in captivity for various purposes. You'll be surprised to know that the breeding programme that created the German Shepherd included wolfdogs! These dogs are banned in Norway.
The Boerboel is a purebred which is known for being loyal, courageous, protective and intelligent. It originates from South Africa. These dogs are bred as working farm dogs. Apart from being a farm dog, these dogs can be used for various other tasks such as lure coursing, herding, tracking and weight pulling. These dogs are banned in Denmark.
The Dogo Argentino is a breed which originated in Argentina. It was developed mainly for the purpose of big-game hunting, including Wild Boar. The breeder, Antonio Nores Martinez, wanted a dog which would show steadfast bravery and willingness to protect its human companion to the death. It was bred from the Cordoba Fighting Dog (an extinct breed of fighting dog) and various other species including the Great Dane.
Two Presas killed a woman in San Francisco in 2006 because their owner hadn't trained them and was unable to control them. This large dog is intelligent, powerful and headstrong. The average life span of a Presa is between 8-12 years, and it can weight up to 110-200 pounds. It is banned in Australia and New Zealand.
The Brazilian Mastiff is a working breed of dog which originated in Brazil. This breed is known for its aggressiveness and unforgiving temperament. When the dog finds its quarry, it does not attack it but holds it until the hunter arrives. It is also a very rare breed. Due to its aggressive nature, it is banned in many countries like Cyprus, Norway, Denmark, etc.
The breed originated in the second half of the 19th century. Very less is known about Tosa dogs as they are very rare to find outside Japan. Maintenance of these dogs is usually minimal. It is banned in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, United Kingdom to name a few.
These dogs were bred to fight other dogs and animals. These dogs have the strength of the English Bull Dog and the fearlessness of a Terrier. These were often used in bear baiting, a blood sport in which Bears were publically tortured. Later, this sport was banned. The breed is known for its willingness to work and attack humans! It is banned in Denmark, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, France, etc.