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Bite strength ranking (These 10 dogs have the strongest bite)

Your dog has bite? These 10 pet dogs have more bite! The dog is not only man's best friend, but also his best protector. In this article and video we show you the 10 strongest dog breeds. So be curious!

It's been that way for thousands of years. Even though nowadays we are mostly no longer dependent on the protection of our four-legged friends, they are still well equipped with enormous biting power. 

Each dog breed is characterized by its own bite force. To make this uniformly measurable, scientists have developed a unit. 

The bite force of a dog is measured as pounds per square inch (PSI). Comparatively, a human has a bite force of about 120 to 140 PSI, while a hippo can bite at about 1820 PSI. 

But which dog has the strongest bite? You can find out here. We start in ascending order with the weakest "bite" of the top ten.

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10. Belgian Shepherd Dog Malinois

Belgian Malinois

As the name suggests, the Belgian Shepherd Dog comes from Belgium.

The Malinois are very intelligent animals. They are also still equipped with a very strong sense of smell. Due to their high intelligence, they are very easy to educate and train. Therefore, they are often used by the police or the military.

The bite force of this dog breed is 195 PSI. 

9. Chow-Chow

Chow chow 2

The Mongolians have the Chow Chow bred for over 4000 years. As a result, it also became very popular among the Chinese and was also widely used in China. 

This breed has a very broad build. Since the Chow Chow is very difficult to raise and train, it is not well suited as a family dog. As an inexperienced dog owner, he should not be purchased as the first dog. 

In addition, it brings a lot of care. The beautiful, long coat needs constant care. It is made for cold weather. Thus, this breed of dogs is not equipped for hot weather. 

With a bite force of 220 PSI, the Chow Chow ranks 9th.

8. Dutch Shepherd Dog

Hollandse Herdershond

" dutch shepherd dog has always been a faithful shepherd dog and a great help to the farmers of the Netherlands. He owes his name to this circumstance. 

The Dutch Shepherd is very intelligent and hardworking. His loyalty and friendliness make him especially suitable for dealing with children. Due to its short coat, it can adapt to any climate. 

Its jaws can bite with a bite force of 224 PSI.

7. American Pit Bull

American Pit Bull Terrier

" American Pit Bull is strongly and muscularly built. His athletic body is medium in size. The breed actually has a very playful and sociable nature. He was originally bred to protect livestock. 

You should always keep the Pit Bull busy so that he is not underchallenged. Boredom is not conducive to the active character of this dog. 

Its bite has a bite force of 235 PSI.

6. German Shepherd Dog

German shepherd 1

" German shepherd dog remains one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. He is very enduring and easy to train. 

Due to its resilience and its usability in different areas, it is best suited as a police, military or rescue dog. He also gets along well with children due to his calm nature. 

Its biting force is 238 PSI and thus can break any human bone.

5. American Bulldog

American Bully dog sideways

A large head on a muscular body characterizes the American Bulldog off. It is still used today in the USA for hunting wild boar. 

If properly socialized, he will make an excellent family dog. The strength of his jaws is not to be underestimated, despite his affectionate and loyal nature. 

The biting force of the American bulldog is 305 PSI, equivalent to that of a leopard.

4. Rottweiler


This breed was initially bred as a guard dog. Rottweiler are so strong that they can even pull a cart. This dog is very confident, powerful and persistent. 

His fearless nature distinguishes him. Rottweilers are often used by the police. 

The Rottweiler can bite with 328 PSI.

3. Mastiff

Mastiff 1

" English mastiff belongs to the very large breeds of dogs. Despite its size, he has a very fast reaction time in case of danger. The name is program for this breed, because it means "protector". 

Despite its intimidating mass, it is very calm. The gentle giant has not only an enormous body size, but also an enormous biting power. His jaw - like the rest of his body - is built large and strong. 

At 556 PSI, the Mastiff has a very powerful bite.

2. Doberman


" Doberman is best suited as a guard dog. His high alertness, intelligence and strength help him in this. Although he belongs to the medium-sized dogs, he has one of the strongest bites. 

Its biting force is 600 PSI.

1. Kangal

Kangal sideways

" Kangal comes from the Turkish city of Sivas. This breed of dog, native to Turkey, has by far the strongest bite. 

With 743 PSI, the Kangal is #1 on the list. It even outperforms a lion, whose bite force is 691 PSI. 

It was used to protect people and animals from predators. They mainly protected sheep against wolves, jackals and even bears. While he is quite willing to protect his human "pack", he is very affectionate and gentle with them.

Top 10 Summarized

Breeds from small to large
Race PSI
10 Belgian Malinois 195
9 Chow Chow 220
8 Dutch shepherd dog 224
7 American Pit Bull 235
6 German Shepherd Dog 238
5 American Bulldog 305
4 Rottweiler 328
3 Mastiff 556
2 Doberman 600
1 Kangal 743



Despite their biting power, these dog breeds shouldn't scare you right away. Not every dog that can bite hard will do so. 

These dogs are potentially dangerous only if they are poorly integrated and trained to be aggressive. No dog becomes aggressive or biting for no reason. 

Written by Claudia Weise
Written by Claudia Weise

I am an editor at hundeo and when it comes to dogs, my heart beats faster. My goal is to publish the best dog guides on the web. There is a lot of passion in every article and I am happy about every feedback to constantly improve our content.

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