What Dog has the Strongest Bite?

What Dog has the Strongest Dog Bite ? German Shepherd Bite Force – 238 PSI . Doberman  Bite Force – 245 PSI  . American Bull Dog Bite Force – 305 PSI.   African Wild Dog  Bite Force – 317 PSI.  Rottweiler Bite Force – 328 PSI.  Wolfdog. Bite Force – 406 PSI.  English Mastiff  Bite Force – 556 PSI.
Kangal 
Bite Force – 743 PSI

Dogs are one of the most loved pets in the world. Because of these canines’ close living proximity to humans, it is of great interest to know which of the various dog breeds have the strongest dog bites.

Drs. Brady Barr and Joe Camp were one of the brave souls who set out to determine which canine species have the strongest bite back in 2005. Using digital bite meters, the researchers were able to measure bite force in pounds per square inch, or PSI. Results, which were featured in National Geographic, showed that larger dogs have stronger biting force than smaller ones.

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.

According to various studies, these dog breeds have the strongest dog bite of them all:

Top 12 Dogs With The Strongest Dog Bite

10.  Malinois

Bite Force – 195 PSI

Strongest Dog Bites
Strongest Dog Bites

Also known as Belgian Shepherd Dog, the malinois has a force bite of 195 pounds. These dogs are excellent for police search of explosives, narcotics, and human suspects. They are highly trainable, energetic, and playful.

9. Dutch Shepherd

Bite Force – 224 PSI

Strongest Dog Bites
Strongest Dog Bites

Like German Shepherds, these dogs are used for police and military searches. With a dog bite force of 224 pounds, these normally calm dogs can be dangerous if provoked. They are intelligent, independent, protective and loyal of their families. They are often used as guard dogs because of these characteristics.

8. American Pitbull Terrier

Bite Force – 235 PSI

Strongest Dog Bites

Pit bulls are widely regarded as one of the most dangerous dog breeds. It has a bite force of 235 pounds which is only 71% of that of the Rottweilers. Despite its negative image, pit bull owners testify to the dogs’ mild temperament. If properly trained and socialized, these dogs can be very loyal friends.

7.German Shepherd

Bite Force – 238 PSI

Strongest Dog Bites
Strongest Dog Bites

Despite its weight of 75 to 85 pounds, German Shepherds have a strong biting force of 238 pounds. This breed is highly preferred for police and military search operations because of its strength, intelligence and obedience. Well-socialized German Shepherds are very gentle, although there are some reports that indicate aggression towards smaller dogs.

6. American Bull dog

Bite Force – 305 PSI

Strongest Dog Bites
Strongest Dog Bites

These stocky, grumpy-looking dogs also have strong for bite force of 305 pounds. Although they generally have a bad guy reputation, this breed can be fun and sociable. All it takes is early proper socialization.

5. African Wild dog

Bite Force – 317 PSI

African Wild dog - Strongest Dog Bite
African Wild dog – Strongest Dog Bite

This breed of dogs is usually a pack of hunting wild dogs with a strong force bite of 317 pounds. They are also called painted hunting dogs because of the various spots peppered in their coats. Sadly, these dogs are endangered due to poaching and habitat loss.

4. Rottweiler

Bite Force – 328 PSI

Rottweiler - Strongest Dog Bite
Rottweiler – Strongest Dog Bite


These police dogs bite with a force of 328 pounds. This breed is large and muscular, usually weighing up to 130 pounds. They are effective as police or guard dogs because of their loyalty, obedience, and fearlessness.

3. Wolfdog

Bite Force – 406 PSI

Wolfdog - Strongest Dog Bite
Wolfdog – Strongest Dog Bite

This hybrid of a gray wolf and a dog bites with the force of 406 pounds. The mixture of genes makes their temperament more unpredictable than other dogs, although they can also be effectively trained. Some of them retain their wolf-like tendencies such as chewing on objects and climbing fences.

2. Mastiffs

Bite Force – 556 PSI

Mastiffs Bite Force
Mastiffs Bite Force

The mastiff has a staggering bite force of 556 pounds. This is one of the largest dog breeds, weighing between 150 and 160 pounds. These dogs are naturally born dog guards, but also calm, human-loving, and well-tempered dogs. Just be careful not to anger this gentle giant.

1. Kangal (Turkish dog)

Bite Force – 743 PSI

Strongest Dog Bites
Strongest Dog Bites

And the most vicious of all is the kangal with the terrifying dog bite of 743 pounds. They are protective sheep dogs who act as guardians of a flock of sheep against wolves and other predators. They also treat their human families as their flock, thus protecting them with fierce loyalty and devotion.

Video Source :National Geographic

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