Q: Is it true that the Kangal Dog Breed has the strongest bite force out of all Domestic Dog Breeds?
and the Strongest Bite Force out of all Canids? even more than that of a Grey Wolf? I read something about this domestic Dog breed, the Turkish Kangal, they it was a Kangal from Sivas Line had a bite force that of 743lbs!!!!!!, and they said that some larger dogs have the same bite force if not more than that of a Lion. Is this true? accurate?
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Answer by WolfHaunt
Mastiff breeds tend to have the strongest bite force of all domestic dog breeds because they have huge, square jaws and head, and are big animals. However I do not know if that bite force for a Kangal is correct…Like someone said, it depends on the dog. A protection dog will have a better bite force then a couch potato dog.
I however do not believe they are all about stronger in bite than a wolf. A good sized wolf with a similar size to a Kangal, can have a DEFENSIVE bite that's almost 500lb. Now, there was a Mastiff that had a full bite force of around 500lb, however if I remember right, this Mastiff was not one of the biggest Mastiffs around.
I think that if that Kangal bite force reading is correct then that dog was probably RIGOROUSLY trained in protection or some other bite competition.
But, I say that perhaps a Kangal can have a similar bite force to a wolf, but honestly I don't know.
Answer by Griffing
There is a video of Sarplaninac dog killing two wolves.
The Sarplaninac doesn't settle for running off these wolves, but takes them down.
Renowned for his incorruptible courage, the Sarplaninac will not hesitate to lay down his own life in defense of family, flock or master. The Sarplaninac is a peerless flock guardian and family protector with an undiluted spirit and a noble heart. These are the characteristics that have also made the Sarplaninac a valuable service dog with a number of K9 units within the countries than now comprise the Former Yugoslavia.
- Which would win a Kangal or a Pit bull in a dog fight?
- Where in the USA can I buy a Kangal Dog?
- Is the kangal dog breed turkish or kurdish?
Some herder/guard dogs may or may not have the strongest bite force, but can sometimes more than compensate by their ferocious and aggressive spirit.
So, should it be bite force or reputation for a skilled and successful attack/defense that determines the selection of a guard dog?
Rather than verbal accounts of various heroics, I'd like to see actual video of any breed suggested.
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