Which breed of dog has the highest bite force?

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Heyyo: Which dog breed has the highest bite force?
Also, do you people actually think the kurdis kangal had a bite force of about 700 something? I find this hard to believe.

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Answers and views:

Answer by sydney
german shepherd

Answer by Nicole
Pit bull’s only have a bite pressure of 235 pounds, compared to a Doberman which has about 600 pounds of bite pressure. Also, German Shepard’s have 238 pounds of pressure, Rottweiler has 328 pounds,and Mastiff has 552 pounds of pressure. Sources are Pedigree database and National Geographic. So neither the Pit bull or German Shepard has the highest bite force. Also, do not label any dog as “vicious”. That just shows you are a very uneducated about dog breeds. I have owned almost all of these breeds, and they were absolutely fantastic and loving. It depends on the owners…if you have to label anything vicious, than label the human.

Answer by Fred

If anyone here can read and understand swedish i will post up some results that will prove you all wrong.You can forget about pitbulls,amstaffs and rottweilers.If you would go up to the sarplaninac mountains and measure the bite force from some actual wolfkillers like some sarplaninacs,ovcharka´s (both central asian/caucasian) who have lived their whole lifes in the mountains protecting livestock and fighting of wolfs and bears you would absolutely have a much much higher biteforce than anyone of these pitbulls and sheperds and etc etc.

Seriously,guys.do you really think that a weiler or a pitbull even could have a biteforce higher than anyone of theese breeds if they had the same sort of training? Its absurd.

caucasian ovcharka – http://www.russiandog.net/caucasian-dog.html

Central asian ovcharka – http://www.russiandog.net/central-asian-dog.html

I own a sheperd and i had a c.a.o before and now own her little sister whos is a c.a.o/sarplaninac mix. i had to put down my former pure bred c.a.o after she attacked me and i can guarantee you that a shep or a rottie bite would not even compare to the damage she caused me.There is a reason to why the ovcharkas and kangals are the most popular guard/fighting dog in all of eastern europe and not rotties or shepherds…

Answer by Jamie
I’m not too sure overall but Animal Planet did a special on this.
They did Pittbull vs German Shepard vs Rottie and the Rottie had the strongest bite force out of the three at 328 pounds. The guy mentions something about how he believes it’s the strongest bite force ever recorded on a domestic dog…

Here is the link if you want to watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbwMs7cjK0Y

Answer by xKatie
I would have to assume that the strongest bite force would come from the bull-mastiff.
A rottweiler has 3000 lbs per square inch in it’s jaws.The rotts come directly from the mastiff altho I have no idea what was bred with the mastiff to get the rott.Also ancient Romans used the mastiff to fight lions in the arena. They’d most certainly have to be pretty powerful to bring down a lion.

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  1. T.Greene says

    Actually,if you ask ” the guy in the sleeve”,he will tell you the Doberman has the softest bite of any guarding breed.

    • Guest says

      If the Doberman has never been scientifically tested, then how do you know that the other dogs have a stronger bite force? Many people have written that the Doberman has a bite force around 600 pounds. So it’s hard to say that the GSD and Rottweiler have a stronger bite force if they both have been tested but the Doberman hasn’t.

  2. Midnight Sky says

    The bite force of the dog isn't measured by the breed but the size of the dog itself. So the bigger the dog, the worse the bite.

    Some good examples of vicious dogs: Rottweiler, a big Pit bull, German Shepard, Mastiff, Doberman, and any wild dogs (wolves…)

  3. ■Ĵεnn&ium says

    Rottweiler – 328psi
    German Shepherd – 238psi
    Pit Bull – 235psi

    It is a KURDISH Kangal and no i do not believe that. They are guardian dogs, not hunting or fighting dogs so it does not make sense for them to have a huge bite force. Especially considering a Lions bite force is 691psi…
    Just for some further information, a Hyena has a bite force of 1,000psi… i know who i would want to have in my backyard…

  4. Tasha says

    Rottweilers do, beause they have a big skull. Dogs with bigger skulls have bigger jaws. Bigger jaws means bigger and stronger bite force.

  5. Holy Crip She's says

    The bigger the dog, the stronger the PSI. I'm not sure about the Kurdish Kangal, since I know basically nothing about the breed.

    • Brendan says

      I think so to they have huge head and huge amounts of bite force. i have a baby Douge De Bordeaux and she's only 6 month and she bites hard.

  6. Maria B says

    German shepherd or pitbull terrier. No i do not believe that the kurdis kangal had a bite force of about 700 something.

    • Nicole says

      No. Pit bull’s have the least amount of bite force among most breeds at only 235 pounds of pressure.

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