Q: The top three strongest dogs?
What are the top 3 strongest dogs? I'm against dogfighting and just wondering. Why most of the people think the Pit Bull is number 1?
In my opinion, the strongest dogs are:
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Answer by The pwner
Answer by moof
Are we talking about bite strength? If so, I'd have to disagree with several of your choices.
First of all, "wolfdog" is too ambiguous. You could have a wolf/Siberian Husky mix, or you could have a wolf/mastiff mix. Since it's impossible to predict the size, body type and muzzle length/broadness of an unknown wolf mix, then it's impossible to guess the dog's strength. Secondly, the wolf has a relatively long, narrow muzzle, so their bite force is about 405 pounds. That's impressive against certain domesticated breeds, but not against other domesticated breeds, particularly amongst the mastiff group. So, being mixed with a wolf might make some breeds stronger, but it wouldn't be at all beneficial to the breeds that already have more powerful bites.
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The Rottweiler's bite force is only about 330 pounds, while the Dogo's is probably relatively similar. That would knock them off the list of strongest biting dogs.
I would probably list the Kangal, Mastiff, Dosa Inu and, I dunno, Neapolitan Mastiff. Most mastiffs are fairly comparable, though.
But if we're talking about another type of strength, then you gotta be more specific. Just general strength? How can that be measured? And does it take into consideration the dog's drive? I mean, there are too many variables.. A driven Caucasian Ovcharka is certainly a powerful dog, but what if, by some defect of temperament and training, he's docile? Then how would you describe his strength?
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If you mean strength that can be measured through pulling work, then I would actually probably include the American Pit Bull Terrier because they can pull as much as 150 times their own weight or so. For instance, a pit named Cajun pulled 6,258 pounds when he weighed only 57 pounds.
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I'd also list the American Bulldog, Rottweiler and Bullmastiff. (But again, this type of strength requires that the dog have the drive to do this sort of work. For instance, it totally knocks a dog like the Tibetan Mastiff off the list — a breed that is undeniably powerful, but simply isn't designed to do this type of work.)
Answer by King
The gsd has the strongest bite force so far 450-750 lbs, pit bull 240 lbs, Rottweiler 265-400 lbs, Kangal 745 lbs, tosa inu 556-650 lbs, bear dog 240 lbs. Wolf 1500 lbs .
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