It is often said that the Fila Brasileiro can be highly aggressive towards strangers if not correctly trained.
The breeds listed below are those which have been involved in numerous incidents.
I haven’t just taken the statistics for which breed has been responsible for the most hospital admissions; this list based on the potential and temperament of various dog breeds.
The resulting dog is 60kg (130lbs) of lean muscle recognisable with its short white coat.
It is said that the aggressive traits have been largely bred out of the Dogo Argentino and it can even be a good family dog.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is thought to be the direct descendant of the ancient Roman Molossus used for both war and the bloodthirsty arena.
In essence this dog was bred to be a capable killer making it a popular guard dog and defender.
That said, these are generally calm and loyal dogs but correct training and socialization is essential. Also known as the Brazilian Mastiff this is another very large powerful dog.
Weighing up to 75kg (170lbs) the Fila Brasileiro was bred as a hunting dog trained to restrain but not kill its prey.
On size alone this massive mutt has the ability to intimidate.
Reaching up to 90kg (200lbs) that more than an adult human.
However, the potential is there for this dog to attack with lethal consequences and as a result it is banned in many countries including the UK and Australia.