If you’ve been thinking about getting a new dog then you are not alone – Dog club figures show that the number of people looking for puppies has increased by around 8% since the start of the global pandemic.
But with 221 different breeds of purebred dogs to choose from, there’s a lot of thought to be done before deciding on the latest four-legged addition to your family – whether you want a big dog, family dogWhere cross.
There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book “The Intelligence of Dogs” ranking breeds by instinct, obedience and adaptability.
Different dog breeds also tend to have very different physical attributes and strengths, including the strength of their bite – a measure that has been studied by scientists.
Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that these breeds will be more likely to bite – and each dog’s strength will vary greatly – just that you need to be very careful to train these dogs properly as they have the potential to cause serious problems. harm.
So here are the breeds that research has shown to have the strongest bites, in pressure per square inch (psi). For reference, the average human bite is around 162 psi.
For the purposes of this article, we only use breeds recognized by the UK Kennel Club, which means that breeds such as the Cane Corso (700 psi), Dogo Canario (540 psi) and Dogo Argentino (500 psi ) are not included.
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