Top 12 Dogs with the Strongest Bite

Dogs are some of the most common types of pets throughout the world. In many countries, they are even noted as being the number one household pet choice. As much as we love our canine companions, we must understand the dangers that come with raising any type of pet in our homes. In this article, we will take a look at psi strength. PSI is the scientific method used to explain the force that a dog is able to put forth through their bites. This list documents the twelve strongest dogs based on the psi system. Did your dog make the cut? Keep reading to find out more!

What is PSI?

PSI is a unit made to calculate the pressure released upon any given point. The full meaning of psi is “Pound per Square Inch” or “Pound-force per Square Inch”. PSI is a measured result of all the pressure applied over one square inch of a pound. It is a very commonly used system and is easy to understand for even some of the most scientifically challenged people. To understand this a little better, take a tire for example. The average tire’s pressure generally falls around 32 psi or pounds per square inch.

What Dog has the Strongest Bite?

12. Malinois

Bite Force – 195 PSI

12. Dog with the Strongest Bite: Malinois

Malinois is a medium breed of dog that is also known as “Belgian Shepherds”. They originated in the French city of Malines, hence the given name of the breed. This breed is recognized for its amazing sense of smell. They are commonly used as detection dogs to help detect explosives and narcotics that otherwise may go unnoticed by most human senses. These dogs are easy to train by nature and have a very high level of intelligence. If you choose to bring one home to your family, expect them to be extremely playful and able to calmly handle your children. This breed was originally bred to become working dogs and this has stayed true to their nature over the years. Many police agencies in the world are using Malinois within their squads still today. In fact, you can find these dogs working everywhere from the United States Secret Service to the Royal Australian Air Force, they are helping to find dangerous explosives and uncover illegal drugs.

This breed is very powerful and built to be strong. They also have an impressively strong jaw. An average adult Malinois has a bite force of 195 psi. This means when they bite, 195 pounds of pressure is applied to each square inch. That is more than enough to break one of your bones in one try.

11. Chow Chow

Bite Force – 220 PSI

11. Dog with the Strongest Bite: Chow Chow

This breed of dog originally hailed from northern China. They were bred to be a general purpose working dog and despite their fluffy appearance have overseen the safety of livestock for years. Some records have even indicated that this dog might have helped support Mongolian armies in battle. This dog is built quite sturdily and even has a double coat to protect it from bad weather. These dogs do have a tendency to be aggressive or over-protective as adults, so they will require proper socialization when young.  This dog can be a good choice for smaller living arrangements such as in an apartment due to the fact that they have lower amounts of energy than most breeds.

This dog can make a wonderful protector with a psi of 220.

10. Dutch Shepherd

Bite Force – 224 PSI

10. Dog with the Strongest Bite: Dutch Shepherd

Dutch Shepherds are sheep herding dogs, originally used by farmers to keep check of their flocks. The breed is originally from the Netherlands where they were primarily bred as a working-class pet. This particular breed isn’t too choosey or demanding in nature and has the ability to easily adapt to different habitats around the world. They have similarities to the Belgian Shepherd as well as the German Shepherd in their nature. Dutch Shepherds are said to be one of the most active dog breeds out there. More than anything they love to be involved with their family and sink into play time with your kids. This breed is also known for being very calm, but due to their working-class origins will need plenty of daily exercises to wear them out!

This breed is commonly used by police and other security agencies as well, due to their powerful jaw and outstanding intelligence compared to other breeds. They are calm and gentle until danger finds them or their loved ones. Their jaw is extremely powerful with a bite force of 224 psi. With this bite force, they can truly be a force to reckon with for intruders.

9. American Pit Bull

Bite Force – 235 PSI

9. Dog with the Strongest Bite: American Pitbull

American Pit Bulls are a medium size dog that can hit between 30 to 90 lbs in weight by the time they are adults. They are a powerful, muscular, and strong breed that is popular throughout the U.S.A. In fact, they currently own the honor of being the strongest dog in their size category. The American Pit Bull was initially bred to guard livestock and watch over them in the event of an attack by predators. While this breed has had a bad rap in recent years, their nature can generally be translated to that of being an overgrown child. These dogs are extremely gentle to those they guard and will only turn vicious in the face of a threat to their families. That being said, this breed will give their own life in defense of those it cares about and is an extremely loyal partner to anyone who is willing to take one into their home.

Pit Bulls are a very athletic breed of dog and require you to exercise with them daily. If you miss playing time, don’t be too surprised to find some up-turned couch cushions when you return home the next day. They have a wide face with a powerful jaw which is their main defense. They can easily break many hard to damage things if they desired. The bite force of their jaw is 235 psi.

8. German Shepherd

Bite Force – 238 PSI

8. Dog with the Strongest Bite: German Shepherd

The German Shepherd ranks as one of the most commonly found domestic dogs in the world. In countries like the United States of America, the German Shepherd ranks as the second most popular dog breed. This breed was initially bred as a working-class dog in Germany. They are highly intelligent dogs and can often be found being used in roles where rescue missions are being carried out by the local police force or even the military at times. These dogs are hard working, easy to train, and can easily adapt to a new environment. Shepherds are known to be very gentle in nature and extremely calm around children or in family settings. They also make wonderful guard dogs due to their intelligence, loyalty, and overall strength.

While these dogs are generally passive, they can become defensive if they or their families are put in danger. They have a strong bite force of 238 psi. Their bite is strong enough to break any bone in the human body or to confront any other animal that may threaten them.

7. Doberman

Bite Force – 245 PSI

7. Dog with the Strongest Bite: Doberman

Dobermans are a medium to a large sized dog which are very popular as a domestic house pet. This breed came to be around during the late 19th Century when a tax collector from Germany named “Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann” developed the breed. Doberman dog breeds are highly intelligent, alert, and strong by nature. This extremely loyal breed will stick beside their owner no matter the circumstances, and because of this has become a favorite among owners looking for a dog to protect their home and family. Dobermans are very adaptive and when trained they behave gently with little kids and adults alike. They are very muscular in build and have an athletic body type, which gives them extra points in defense. While many Doberman have tails, you can find a significant number in the breed that have knobs or are generally lacking in the tail department.

These dogs are extremely strong and have the build and intelligence to prove it. Their jaw is a bone-breaker and this is why they are also used by many different police forces as guard dogs. The forceful bite of a Doberman is around 245 psi.

6. American Bull Dog

Bite Force – 305 PSI

6. Dog with the Strongest Bite: American Bull Dog

American Bull Dogs are a strong and powerful breed of dog. They tend to be well built with muscular body types and sport a large head with strong neck muscles. These dogs make great family pets and can adapt to your home’s daily life rather easily. They tend to care for their owners and will form strong bonds to anyone they are in regular contact with. While this breed is a cuddler, they are very strong and confident in their abilities. One thing you may want to watch out for is their reaction to strangers. While this dog can be very loving at home, the breed tends to regularly not be trusting of new people. This, of course, can be overcome by regular social interaction in their puppy hood. Also, be warned that this breed can get a bit destructive if not given proper playtime and exercise daily.

This breed has quite a bit of power behind them when needed and won’t hesitate to confront any attackers if they are truly threatened. Their build topped with the agility of the breed makes them a force to be reckoned with for all intruders that may try to enter your home. They are powerful not just with body stature, but also with their jaw strength. American Bull Dogs bite with the bite force of 305 psi (Pounds per Square Inch).

5. African Wild Dog

Bite Force – 317 PSI

5. Dog with the Strongest Bite: African Wild Dog

Unlike most of the other dogs included in this list, this breed falls under the rare category of being a “cape hunting dog.” This means that this breed is seen as a type of ultimate hunter. This dog breed is a relative of the Sub-Saharan Dog and it is one of the largest dogs in this particular family. They are also known for being hypercarnivorous meaning that at least 70% of their diet is made up of meat. It’s also worth noting that according to the IUCA, this breed is considered an endangered species. African Wild Dogs are very social animals and tend to live in packs. They even have been observed to have social hierarchies for both males and females within the pack. This breed tends to be a great hunting dog by nature. You can estimate this animal’s competitive hunting nature by comparing them to wild animals such as hyenas. This animal is very agile at catching their prey and is only topped in game by bigger threats such as the lion.

One of the breed’s favorite types of prey is the antelope, which they can easily catch as they can be found in large numbers throughout the Sahara. Of course, living in the wild combined with many years of evolution has made their jaw very strong. They have one of the highest bite forces recorded in Medium Sized dogs, 317 psi. This amount of bite force is enough to break any bone in a deer.

4. Rottweiler

Bite Force – 328 PSI

4. Dog with the Strongest Bite: Rottweiler

Rottweilers are a toughened breed of dogs. Originally, they were bred to help with work such as pulling carts and guarding the homestead. They were one of the first dog breeds formally adopted by the police, which still help out in the force today. They are medium in size with a great build and amazing amounts of strength. They are very agile and have high levels of endurance to keep them going. They are also commonly used in many different search and rescue missions by the police and military. This breed is a wonderful combination of strength, intelligence, and endurance. Rottweilers are considered to be fearless, good-natured companions that can beat out just about any breed with their good behavior. This breed is also very alert and can go into defense mode in a matter of seconds when threatened by danger.

This dog is used in police operations due to their confidence and powerful build. The bite force in an average Rottweiler is 328 pounds per square inch. That is more than double the weight of this dog’s breed.

3. Wolfdog

Bite Force – 406 PSI

3. Dog with the Strongest Bite: Wolfdog

This dog is a hybrid between a wolf and a domestic dog. Due to this, keeping them can be slightly more dangerous than keeping your average dog. They also can be a bit harder to come by when looking for a breeder to purchase one from. The physical characteristics can also be a little unpredictable due to the complicated process of mating dogs with feral wolves. Even when the wolf is not completely feral, there currently is no completely domesticated wolf to breed from. That being said, these dogs have a pack mentality and can be extremely loyal.

Their psi is currently 406, for the third spot on our list.

2. English Mastiff

Bite Force – 556 PSI

2. Dog with the Strongest Bite: English Mastiff

English Mastiffs are a larger breed of dog. These dogs tend to be calm and very powerful when needed. The ancestors of the Mastiffs are the “Molossus”, who were noted as being ferocious and talented war dogs. Today English Mastiffs are very calm and gentle dogs. Despite this dog being giant in stature, they are an extremely gentle breed who will even watch over your children with caring and grace. This dog is also noted to be one of the largest dog breeds in the world and can be a bit of a lazy partner at times. They don’t require as much play as some of the other breeds on this list, but they do require a huge portion of food to keep them going daily.

Their bite force is enormous and they have one of the highest “bite forces” recorded in dog breeds with 556 pound per square inch. With this enormous about of bite force, the breed can easily break any bone in your body.

1. Kangal – Dog with the Strongest Bite

Bite Force – 743 PSI

1. Dog with the Strongest Bite: Kangal

Kangals are guard dogs originating from Sivas City in Turkey. They are the strongest dogs in the world and hold the crown for the top bite. These dogs have been used as guard dogs to protect sheep and other flocks against bigger predators such as wolves, jackals, and bears. They are known for their loyalty, protectiveness, and for their gentleness towards children and other animals. This breed is not the best when it comes to strangers due to their protective nature. This means that taking them out for a walk can be a little troubling at times. As with all breeds, be sure to give them proper socialization at a young age to keep them used to meet new people. Luckily, this only adds to the amazing job they can do when involved with the police force or as a home protector.

This dog breed can easily take down any medium-sized predator in minutes with their strong muscles and agility. They have great amounts of strength and when talking about bite force, they have the highest pressure per square inch currently recorded. According to the many research tests available, evidence points to the Kangal as having the strongest dog bite in the world.

Their bite force is 743 psi.

Understanding Animals

While these dogs do possess the possibility of being dangerous, it is worth mentioning that every animal on the planet has potential to harm you in some way. It is always encouraged that you read up on and thoroughly research any animals you want to own, in order to be able to understand their ins and outs. The better grasp you have on your dog, the better you two can understand each other in a healthy and positive way. Hopefully, this article helped you understand which dogs have the highest potential psi in the world. Remember, that this is an article meant purely for fun and all dogs are dependent on their environment and training.

*All these dogs are ranked by their bite force which is measured in Pounds per Square Inch or PSI. This is not a reflection of any single animal and should only be taken as a scientific study. We encourage all animals to be treated equally and given a chance for equal love and adoption opportunities within their forever homes.

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  • John Lane

    I would very much like to view the study that the article about the ten top breed bite strengths data is based on please. Can you give me a link to be able to access it please?
    John Lane
    K9 College New Zealand.
    [email protected]

  • Sheila West

    PLEASE edit this article. It is very interesting but poorly written. You call into question all of your facts and research when your grammar is so atrocious.

  • Aran Gallagher

    Ditto! They “got” the hardest bite… “Have.” I just couldn’t take it seriously!

  • Aran Gallagher

    “Mind you, their socializing nature depends upon the early training. If it’s not trained well,nothing can stop them from reflecting their aggressive nature. So if you own a pitbull,don’t surprise to see it in the list that talks about the dogs with strongest bites.” — Not only is the grammar awful, but also, I take issue with the nature of the language used. “…nothing can stop them from reflecting their aggressive nature” is just blatantly false. 😣

  • Nellie Heaton

    Great Article! Here are some more aggressive dog breeds

  • Stephen Kepple

    This article was written by someone quite foreign to the English language.

  • What you are talking about?

  • Stephen Kepple

    I mean that it is horribly, embarrassingly badly, written. I was a copy editor for major publications in Washington, DC, for 27 years, so it’s possible I know what I’m talking about.

  • Omar Morales

    This is pretty much a friggin blog. I’m a graduate student in biology and my level of writing needs to rival that of a an actual English major but I type however the hell I want online in social sources. I thought the article was properly written for this scenario

  • Taylor Lee

    Absolute trash article. The American Pit Bull Terrier was bred for dog fighting. Plain and simple. It’s common knowledge and in the name. They are also not supposed to get larger that 40 pounds, so you getting these simple things wrong ruins any credibility you had. Quit spreading misinformation.

  • Taylor Lee

    When you represent knowledge, you need to write professionally. Otherwise you lose credibility. Grammar police aren’t trying to ruin your day.

  • Omar Morales

    They don’t “represent” any professional knowledge. Again, as a grad student when I publish manuscripts I’m representing the school, my department, and my work, thus it’s professional knowledge. This is STILL JUST a blog. No need for the person to write professional.

  • Twohawk ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ 24/7/365

    “This is not a reflection of any single animal and should only be taken as a scientific study. ”
    That sounds like they are hawking pro knowledge, to me.

  • Twohawk ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ 24/7/365

    The pit bull was bred for flock and herd protection, later bastardized for fighting.

  • Twohawk ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ 24/7/365

    Not so much.

  • Omar Morales

    Hmm, true, but the “study” in question references OTHER studies they probably pulled from the internet, not anything that they or this website conducted. Its the equivalent of someone on youtube speaking scientific facts. They may indeed be facts, but they’re not professionals in the field.

  • Twohawk ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ 24/7/365

    I agree.

  • lowell2

    you can tell this wasn’t scientific. among other things, the photo purported to be of a Dutch Shepherd — is a BELGIAN TERVUREN.

  • Bobby

    This is interesting, but definitely not a scientific study as it claims. You can tell because they describe exactly ZERO sources, methods, not even an author or date. No supporting information whatsoever. Probably just a list based on a google search.

  • The article is not “horribly, embarrassingly badly, written.” It is straight-forward, readily understood, and to the point.

    Your comment is untoward and unnecessary. If you must make arrogantly unfounded criticism of a piece of writing, perhaps do so to a group of authors, editors, or proof-readers.

    Incidentally, your comment contains three written language issues.

  • Caleb Tomalak

    Your statement is actually false, The American Pit Bull, was originally bred for stamina, pain tolerance and loyalty. I myself do not own a pit bull however, I’v educated myself on the ongoing hypothesis that pit bulls are “mean dogs.” The evidence I have found suggests that no one breed of dog is more aggressive than another, rather because they are bread for pain tolerance, stamina and loyalty, it makes them perfect victims for people who want to use them for the wrong reasons such as, fighting. With proper training, and socialization, the American Pit-bull Terrier can be a wonderful house pet, and can be great with people and other dogs. Your welcome for the information.

  • Taylor Lee

    Yes there is, blog or not, bad grammar means you don’t give a damn. And if you don’t give a damn about grammar, you don’t care about research.

  • No, it is not a trash article. The American Pit Bull Terrier is *not* a breed but a ‘type’ of dog, i.e. it has no real breed standing at the moment, though there are moves to create a ‘breed standard’ to which breeders can work. Right now, it is possible to find dogs that are quite different genetically and in appearance but which will be considered as Pit Bulls.

    The Pit Bull was *not* bred for dog fighting. Its origins do, however, lie with an obnoxious type of human entertainment which was to put a Bull Dog [Originally a British Bulldog] or sometimes more than one, into a ring with a Bull. The spectators would gamble on how quickly the bull could be exhausted or killed by the dog’s attacks such that it would collapse. As a reward, the dogs would often be allowed then to gore the Bull. This is from where the ‘Bull’ part of the name is derived.

    Eventually, laws began to be introduced in relation to animal welfare and this practice became illegal. For obvious reasons, it was not a practice that could be easily moved indoors and hidden. Given the nature of the morons who saw merit in this type of activity, they then moved the ‘game’ indoors and substituted live rats for the bulls. They would construct an enclosure (a pit) from which the rats could not escape and then bet on how quickly a particular dog could kill all the rats or how many it could kill in a particular time. Again, the activity was actually about gambling. This practice was from where the ‘Pit’ in the Pit Bulls name was derived.

    At the same time as this change of purpose, the owners realised that they needed not only a strong and powerful dog but also one that was quick and persistent. For that reason they began to cross Pit Bull type dogs with Terriers, thus achieving dogs with the characteristics of both. This also resulted in the addition of ‘Terrier’ to the name, hence Pit Bull Terrier or, in more domesticated and legal circles, simply the Bull Terrier.

    So, Mr Lee, it is not the article’s writer that is “spreading misinformation” but rather, it is you. That you do so in an extremely rude fashion is typical of those who have strong but false opinions that they have acquired from dubious sources, usually their peer group or commonly held social misconceptions.

    Perhaps, before you continue to comment on what others have to say, you could check your facts and not stubbornly recite common misconception. You will also find that your comments will be considered far more credible if you are polite. At the moment, it is you who have destroyed your own credibility.

  • It is also possible that you don’t. Articles written by journalists are commonly replete with grammatical errors, misuse of words, inappropriate abbreviations, and erroneous punctuation.

  • I see no evidence of that, whatsoever. Can you provide some?

  • The dog in the photograph is not that of a Tervuren or Belgian Shepherd, it is a picture of a Malinois.

  • The Pit Bull was not bred for flock and herd protection. It was developed from the Old English Bulldog, specifically for bull baiting. Later, when animal welfare laws banned such activity, the dogs were used for catching rats in enclosed compounds (pits) from which the rats couldn’t escape. As this required not just the strength of the original bull dog but also a quicker and more lithe dog, they were mated with terriers.

  • Twohawk ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ 24/7/365

    Guess my researcher lied. While doing some, I never came across your breed origin.

  • It sounds as though you’ve taken offence. If that’s the case, I apologise. I don’t know how or where you got your information but, whether your or someone else was the ‘researcher’, I certainly doubt that the “researcher lied”, not did I mean to suggest such.

    I don’t know where you conducted your own investigations but the origins of the type of dog known as the “Pit Bull” are certainly fairly well documented. At the same time, because they are a type of dog for which there is both massive positive and negative following, there is a plentiful supply of false and misleading information circulating about these dogs. You can read many examples of it within this thread, including some of the more abusive type.

    This divisive opinion and antagonism is, in my experience, a phenomenon peculiar to the USA, where Pit Bull type dogs are very popular, Unfortunately, that popularity creates several issues that tend to exacerbate the hyperbole from the friends and enemies of the dogs.

    Today’s pit bull type dog, because of its heritage, often has an innate proclivity for aggression. Statistically, it is responsible for far more injury & even fatalities to humans, than any specific breed of dog, though the Rottweiler comes very close. This characteristic is what drives the feeling of most that dislike the dogs ore even call for them to be banned or euthanised.

    On the other hand, there are many owners of these dogs who have had wonderful experiences with their animals and whose dogs have never bitten anyone or been aggressive. These people will, of course, defend the Pit Bull type of dog.

    In actual fact, as with most situations in life, this debate cannot be decided one way or another for it is not a simple one of black or white. *Some* pit bull type dogs are aggressive and may become aggressive and attack without any history of such and without warning. Other pit bull type dogs will be stable, friendly and show no aggression throughout their lives.

    The situation is compounded by the fact that until the last decade or so, the Pit Bull has been a ‘type’ of dog, i.e. one exhibiting particular characteristics but without adherence to any ‘breed standard’ or necessarily having any identifiable genetic heritage.

    It is also the case that any type or breed of dog that attracts sufficient notice for attacks on humans will gain notoriety that results in many ‘mistaken identity’ reports. I have experienced that with German Shepherds, in particular, a recent client of mine calling me to work with a “large and hostile German Shepherd” that was kept at a printers business. – When I arrived there I was happily greeted by an oversize (as compared to the breed standard) Boxer! Sadly, our media being what it is, such claims by onlookers or even victims are often repeated by newspaper, radio and tv reports, thus unfairly demonising a particular breed.

    The misrepresentation I have mentioned above is made worse for the Pit Bull type of dog for the very reason that it has not been one of the approximately 300 registered breeds in the World, having an associated set of parameters to guide its breeding. Hence, there are a variety of types and shapes of dogs that people will identify as “Pit Bulls” yet that may have little relationship to the original Old English Bulldog from which this type of dog originated.

    One only has to look at the characteristics that cause this type of dog to be recognised as “Pit Bulls” to see that they would be extremely unsuited to either guarding or herding work. Sadly, they were developed for a particularly obnoxious form of enterrtainment for those who enjoyed gambling and had no regard for the welfare of animals.

    So, I reiterate that I apologise if you felt that I was criticising you or suggesting that you were deliberately mis-stating the facts. I was not. I was simply attempting to set the record straight and didn’t think that I had been antagonistic or abusive towards you but rather, in fact, that I was partly agreeing with you, in as much as your mention of the dogs being “bastardized for fighting”. That is a description with which I totally agree.

  • Taylor Lee

    The sheer ignorance in your first lines alone. American Pit Bull Terrier is absolutely a breed, recognized by the UKC, and other kennel clubs. “Pit bull” is a street way of identifying several breeds of a similar type. Do some research before joining the discussion.

  • Taylor Lee

    Oh look, I found a “breed standing” with a littler research!

  • Taylor Lee

    Oh look! The American Pit Bull Terrier is so distinct it can be identified as its own breed at the genetic level!

    Open a book before you open a comment section. May keep you from looking silly next time 😉

  • I won’t bother to answer your three comments individually. This one response will have to do, particularly as you continue to express yourself in a particularly rude and abrasive way.

    What I wrote was correct. I have probably read more about the ‘Pit Bull’ controversy than you have read about anything in your whole life.

    Yes, I agree that there are pretentions to a breed standard for Pit Bulls, however they are so loose that none of them actually constitutes a worthwhile benchmark and that very fact has created immense difficulty for researchers attempting to determine the accuracy or inaccuracy relating to injuries and fatalities attributed to Pit Bulls.

    Had you bothered to read the full thread, you would have seen that I have explained the situation with Pit Bulls being identified as a specific breed and why that is not yet the case. You would also have seen that I have noted in more than one comment that there are genuine individuals who are working towards producing what I described as a “real standard”.

    In typical fashion of those who react in such a way as have you, the articles that you indicate as evidence of your claim are from biased organisations and the standards claimed are so loose as to allow almost any dog to fit the description, as long as it has the typical Bulldog shaped head. Even then, substanatial differentiation is allowed. The main source you use also lists only 175 breeds whereas the major kennel clubs of the World acknowledge around 300 specific breeds. Their standards are also much more stringent.

    So, Mr Lee, it is not i that look silly, nor do I need to “open a book before (i) you open a comment section.” I have over 50. years experience working with dog of many breeds, as well as mongrels and mixed breeds. I have studied genetics and been training dogs for almost all of that 50 years, including many extremely aggressive dogs and dogs for the military police. On my computer I have a folder of probably well in excess of 100 files which contain research studies, statistics and oipinion on Pit Bulls. Together they probably contain more material than you have read in your whole life.

    Of course, I only have what you’ve written here on which to assess your literacy and capacity for logical and rational argument, so I could be wrong. However, I doubt it.

    I hold you no ill will but as I indicated to you after one of your previous outbursts:

    “Perhaps, before you continue to comment on what others have to say, you
    could check your facts and not stubbornly recite common misconception.
    You will also find that your comments will be considered far more
    credible if you are polite. At the moment, it is you who have destroyed
    your own credibility.

  • Taylor Lee

    I wouldn’t have to be abrasive if you were smart.

  • You don’t have to be abrasive at all. Indeed, to be abrasive with those who you believe aren’t smart (the implication being – who aren’t as smart as you) is particularly unpleasant for we should attempt to assist those with lower abilities, not abuse them.

    I agree with you that I’m not smart. I’m probably the dumbest person I ever knew. I say that because I keep on attempting to discuss issues reasonably with people, many of whom can only criticise and throw stones and/or accuse me of having characteristics or motivation about which they could not possibly have any knowledge. So, I get much flack. I have been accused of everything from a mass murderer to being a messenger of the devil.

    None-the-less, I continue to attempt to provide accurate information that will counter the unfounded and opinionated statements which are false and give people a false understanding.

    A common criticism made by those who stubbornly refuse to accept that they may be wrong or who disregard virtually every word or claim I have made save for the one they wish to criticise, is that I ‘should read a book’ or ‘check my facts’. In reality it is most often they that need to do so.

    ‘Smart’ has a variety of meanings depending on who uses it and in what context or manner it is used. If, you are using it, as you have implied by other comments that you have made, to mean that I am unintelligent, have a low IQ and/or am making baseless & opinionated statements of no merit and that are not supported by the evidence, then you are wrong.

    I have been an educator, librarian, & researcher for approximately 40 years. I have 3 degrees, including a Masters degree in Library & Information Science. I am a member of the Association of Internet Research Specialists and have spent much of my life pursuing areas of interest and conducting searches of professional literature on specialist databases, on behalf of other professionals. I have many acknowledgments as to the high standard of my work and its value to those for whom I have done it.

    I am an ordinary guy but extremely introverted and shy. my major interests are in dogs and reading, so certainly I don’t seek out human company.

    On line, I spend my time attempting to encourage people to accept difference and use it as opportunity. Sadly, as great as is the potential for the Internet to assist people to readily converse and exchange ideas, it is also replete with people who insist on being abusive, spouting nonsense, or being deliberately rude. So, I have to be content with the knowledge that sometimes it’s not worth persisting.

    I think that this is one of those times so I”ll consider this dscussion closed.

  • Taylor Lee

    Just the fact that you think there is no breed standard for the American Pit Bull tells me everything you tell me about Pit Bulls is uneducated, trash, and full of bias that you pass on to anyone who disagrees with you. All those folders of opinions, all those years of experience, and someone who knows little about the breed is in a stronger debate position than you. The UKC is a biased organization? Embark is? Keep in mind Embark can identify the APBT genetically, which really speaks volumes about its standing as a breed. You’re so uneducated that your comments are painful to read and if you really cared about dogs you’d do as I do, and verify.

  • Ok Taylor, yu have it your own way. I won’t waste more words on rebuffing your rudeness, arrogance and disparaging comments regarding my character, intelligence, education and abilities.

    You will think what you will think. However, “You’re so uneducated …” is blatant nonsense given my academic credentials and possession of an IQ level within the top 2% of the population.

    Everything I tell you about Pit Bulls is NOT “uneducated, trash, and full of bias that (I) you pass on to anyone who disgarees with (me) you.”

    “All those folder of opinions” is a mis-statement of what I wrote. What I wrote was: “I have *a folder* of probably well in excess of 100 files which contain *research studies*, *statistics* and opinion.”

    It is you who needs to read and read widely, for quite clearly you are closed to information other than that which suits you and are only too willing to misrepresent what others say and ignore the bulk of their argument because it doesn’t suit you.

    Most offensive of all, however, is your assertion that I don’t care for my dogs, i.e “if you really cared about dogs…”.

    It is one thing to debate facts or alleged facts and statements but to accuse someone whom you don’t know of not caring about dogs is far over the line of decency and the fact of it, entirely untrue.

    I love my current dog and have loved and cared for all dogs that I’ve owned as well as those owned by others but for which I’ve had responsibility. I love all animals and have put considerable effort and energy into understanding them and their behaviours.

    There are many who can testify to that and they include registered breeders, other dog trainers, friends and associates, people and organisations for whom I’ve trained and my own family.

    Your abuse generally and the accusation that I don’t care for my dogs is extremely unwarranted and upsetting. It also says far more about your own character and attitude than it says about mine.

    I love dogs and have rescued or saved many from euthanasia because I have a reputation for being able to rehabilitate dogs that have bitten people and who would otherwise have suffered euthanasia. I have never chastised a dog or any other animal in my 70+ years on this planet and you are very wrong to suggest it.

    I am appalled at your gall and inconsideration for another dog lover.

  • Twohawk ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ 24/7/365

    No offense taken. While I see the pit bull easily as a guard dog, and I have seen controllable pits that make good hunting dogs for certain game, I have to agree that they don’t seem well suited for herding. But, the admittedly perfunctory research I did, did not mention them for herding, at all. You needn’t be so apologetic, my skin is not that thin.

  • Thank you. I appreciate your response. 🙂

  • Bhuwan hamal

    What is the bite force of siberian husky? 320 pounds? ?? If it is then why don’t husky is not on the list. May be I am wrong.

  • Fred Bloggs

    …horribly,embarrassingly badly, written.
    This is not grammatically correct. It is also bad English.

  • Tony Powell

    Jealousy is a horrible thing 😞

  • Donald

    Nice read even though i think the list is a little off,

  • Kimberly Alt

    Hi Casey, I was curious how these PSIs were determined? Is there a study you referenced for this article or did you conduct these tests yourself? Thanks in advance!

  • Jassi Grewal

    Great article. If you like to read more about dogs you can visit here

  • FallenUzumaki

    I kind of thought that the bite force of a pitbull would be higher on the list. Also what is the AWD doing on here I thought we were talkin domesticated. If this was the case then the Hyena and Grey Wolf should be up here too

  • Martin J. Pattison

    The bite force is given in psi. However, psi is a measure of pressure, not force.

    The article states “PSI is the scientific method used to explain the force that a dog is able to put forth through their bites.” This is not scientifically correct, and scientists would use Newtons for force and Pascals/bars for pressure.

  • Martin J. Pattison

    I think the writer does not understand what ‘force’ and ‘pressure’ mean.

  • Annabel Jador

    It is a breed not a type. The now often used umbrella term for Pit bull also has the American Pit bull terrier under it, amongst Am Staff. However, that is ludicrous, and the modern way of thinking, as classification, aka ‘Pit bull type,’ which is ridiculous, Pit bull has always been the term for American Pit Bull Terrier.

  • Your ranting is foolish. Your abuse is unwarranted. Your understanding of ‘research’ is with no doubt, inaccurate. Your understanding of what constitutes ‘discussion’ is also sadly wanting.

    Frankly, I should simply tell you where to go but I refrain from confusing people with their opinions or statements, something that you have not learned to do.

    It is not I that needs to read or research but yourself.

  • Taylor Lee

    Yeah, and nobody trusts those poorly written articles.

  • Taylor Lee

    Bite force is measured by getting a dog to bite down on a pressure plate or by inviting it to bite something and measuring the damage for an approximation. It’s important to note that most dogs are difficult to get a full bite force from. Most of these lists use a lot of guess work and arbitrary listing. Most of them follow the same pattern of breed lists with no citation.

  • Taylor Lee

    And what does dog fighting require? Stamina, pain tolerance, and loyalty.

  • Taylor Lee

    I thought you were done wasting your time. Stop accusing me of “abuse”, and my research led to several major kennel clubs with breed recognition. I’m not sure what is so unbelievable about that.

  • Fair enough, Martin, and than you for your explanation. Perhaps I am wrong to do so, I’m not sure, however as true as what you say may be, isn’t it just splitting hairs in this context as the same measure was applied across the board?

    If that’s not the case, I assume that you are also implying that Newtons or Pascals would give a different set and order of results or do I still not understand?

    This is not some attempt to have an argument so please don’t take it that way. I am truly interested to understand whether this list has integrity or not. If you can help or even suggest what sort of a test would provide a true indicator of the relevant bite strengths of various breeds, I’d be really appreciative.

  • This is not the case.

  • You have no understanding of the term ‘research’.

  • There is no ignorance in my first line but much in all that you’ve written.

  • If and when you stop abusing I will stop referring to your abuse.

    As long as you post incorrect information I will correct it.

    As long as you make unwarranted attacks on my intellect, I will defend myself and point out how wrong you are.

    As long as you misuse the term ‘research’ I will measure what it purely personal and biased opinion as exactly that.

    Frankly, I am totally sick of reading opinionated nonsense that is commonly inserted into online discussion for apparently no other reason than to put someone down or because the person inserting it somehow derives some sort of superiority or pleasure from it.

    Unfortunately, the World is full of such people and the Internet seems to have a greater proportion of them than anywhere else, possibly because it is far easier to abuse someone online than face to face. That, however, does not make the abuse or opinionated nonsense any more valid.

  • Martin J. Pattison

    How is the area over which the force is applied measured?

  • Michael McElroy

    Taylor, there’s no call for being so combatively ignorant.

    “Pitbull” is not a breed. It is a group of related breeds. “American Pit Bull Terrier” might contain the phrase “pit bull” but it is not the only breed known as a pitbull. American Staffordshire Terriers are also called “pitbulls,” as are American Bull Terriers. They are distinct breeds, detectable as separate in a DNA test.

    You’ve made a total ass of yourself in this thread, and should apologize.

  • John Monkman

    Is it your native tongue or your adopted language ?

  • John Monkman

    Well said

  • ben sanders

    It mean pound square inches

  • ben sanders

    Let it bite you in the ass dummy

  • ben sanders

    How do you no sorry mother fucker

  • ben sanders

    So if you don’t understand what you reading then fuck off dip shit

  • ben sanders

    Hey talk bout the way the guy post his just as sorry as him stupid bitch

  • ben sanders

    You just a fucking stupid Ass hole

  • ben sanders

    You just a jealous ass dummy

  • ben sanders

    Bout time some one know something

  • ben sanders

    Stupidity runs in a lot of human

  • ben sanders

    Why it’s just about dogs dummy

  • ben sanders

    Who are you to correct some one hand writing bitch ass

  • Daniel Asher

    The kangal Is actually a Kurdish dog originating from Kurdistan.
    I know it’s not a Turkish dog because the Turks originated from Mongolia.
    Mongolian dogs are small, even the Mongolian horses (mongol horse) are small they range from 122cm to 142cm. The Turks have been trying to steal history from all over they tried to with Armenia but failed and know their trying to take from the Kurds starting with the kangal dog whose original name was The Kurdish Kangal Dog.
    In conclusion the Turks are trying to steal the Kurds history which includes The Kurdish Kangal Dog.

  • Martin J. Pattison

    There are a couple of ways in which the data might have been obtained.

    One would be to get the dogs to bite down on a plate. By measuring the depth of the indentations, the pressure can be estimated. Integrating the pressure over the area will give the force.

    Another way would be for the dog to bite on a device that measures the force. If you divide the force by the contact area of the teeth then the average pressure can be obtained.

    The force is a better guide to whether the bite can break a bone, the pressure a better indicator for whether the teeth pierce the skin. My wife’s pug recently got bitten by a pit bull and that did both.

    I have not seen the original source, so I do not know how the results were actually obtained, so cannot really comment on the quality of the data. One difficulty might be how to induce the dog to bite with maximum strength.

    The overall results would not depend on whether you use Pascals or Newtons. It is just a case of different units of measurement. For example on a car tire, you will see the pressure given in kiloPascals followed by psi in brackets – at least this is how it is in the US. Just that scientists almost always use Pascals so if it had been a professionally conducted study you wouldn’t expect to see pressures in psi.

    There are one or two things in the article that do not give me too much confidence in it. In the first paragraph, he says “PSI is the scientific method ..” – well, PSI is not a method, and the whole sentence doesn’t really make sense. Then pressure and force get used interchangeably throughout the article. The distinction might not matter too much if dogs all had similar mouth sizes, but he has included both big and small ones.

    If you are able to find the original paper, then I would be interested in reviewing it.

  • Unfortunately, that is not the truth. Indeed, some of our most loved authors, journalists and commentators produce work replete with errors. The reality is that many people trust sources whose communication is poor. That it is so does not necessarily equate to the content being invalid.

    It bothers me that literacy levels seem to have fallen considerably over the last two or three decades and that we have this situation where even those for whom words constitute their tools of trade, often use them so badly. However, it also bothers me that so many critics show no better mastery of the language.

    “Yeah, and …