It is often difficult, when we look at our canine companions, to even imagine their physical capabilities. Apart from attempting to pull your arm out of your shoulder every time they tug on the leash, we cannot really see the power that they pack. In fact, there are some pretty strong dogs out there, and some breeds have been bred with strength in mind. From wrangling cattle to fighting bears, from bringing down raging bulls to chasing away entire packs of wolves, dogs have done it and have been doing it for a long time now.
Even though we have evolved and most of the old days are behind us, we count down the top 10 strongest dog breeds in the world and take a look at how they have evolved and how their heritage has been maintained. Of course if you’re interested in learning about other strong breeds, we recommend you a pleasant lecture: The Dog Encyclopedia. You’ll learn quite a lot about various breeds all over the world.
When looking at the strongest dog breeds we excluded extinct dog breeds and chose to dismiss Guinness world record holding dogs as being an exceptional individual of his or her breed and not a clear cut representative of that breed. We have also chosen to look for the dog breeds that manifest the biggest power / weight ratio and no simply stop at the breeds that rely on their body weight alone to give the illusion of strength.
That being said, let’s have a look at the dog breeds that stand out as being the stronger ones.