Do you plan to move to an apartment? Do you own or plan to get a dog? Then better check if it’s not on this list of 15 most aggressive dog breeds for apartments.
A loyal and trusted companion and a good friend that puts a smile on our face, especially those friendly dog breeds.
Unfortunately, some breeds aren’t too fond of strangers or simply don’t like to be confined to a small space. Some of them even become very aggressive when they assume their owner is in danger, even if that’s not the case.
And this becomes a real problem when you want to move into an apartment.
In this list, we’ll check out some of the more aggressive dog breeds for apartments that will most probably not allow you to find a place easily.
1. Pit Bull
A pit bull is a name given to the descendant of bulldogs and terriers. It’s considered to be one of the most dangerous dogs on the planet.
Experts claim that being aggressive and attacking other human beings is simply in their DNA. This is refuted by others though.
Statistics kind of proves the point. While pit bulls only make up for 6% of the dog population, they have been the cause of 68% of attacks on humans.
Don’t even think of convincing a landlord that it’s ok to bring your pit bull to your new apartment.
Rottweilers are dogs that are relatively easy to train. You do need to put in the effort though. This shows through the many positive things they can do such as becoming a service dog.
When this doesn’t happen, Rottweilers can be very unpredictable. The size of rottweilers also makes attacks a lot more dangerous, especially for children.
Your future landlord most probably won’t take the risk of allowing an owner with an untrained rottweiler into his apartment. Whether this is true or not won’t matter.
3. Doberman Pinscher
The Dobermann, called Doberman Pinscher in the United States, originates from Germany.
It was first developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany.
The Doberman Pinscher is a domestic dog that can be described as alert, full of energy, and extremely loyal.
They are however unpredictable when they aren’t properly trained. If their high levels of energy aren’t released, non-trained dogs can attack for no apparent reason.
4. Presa Canario
Tne Presa Canario also referred to as the “Canary Mastiff” is a rather rare dog breed. It was originally developed for working livestock.
The origin of the dog is in the name and literally translates from Spanish into “Canarian Catcher.” So it originates from the Canary Islands which are part of Spain.
If this massive dog is confined to a small space such as an apartment, it can become very aggressive towards humans and other dogs.
We don’t believe You’ll find an apartment if you own a Canary Mastiff.
5. American Staffordshire Terrier
The American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as the Armstaff, is another dog breed that won’t allow you to find an apartment in case you own one.
Even though this dog breed is described as tenacious, friendly, and loyal, it can become aggressive when it can’t release its energy.
When confined to a small space for too long, the American Staffordshire Terrier can easily become aggressive.
It has quite a temper, is quick to anger and it may result in biting other humans than its owner in some situations.
6. Great Dane
Some would describe Great Danes to be gentle giants. And for the most part, this is true for this huge dog breed.
It would be impossible though to let an enormous dog like the Great Dane become accustomed to a small space like an apartment.
Their size in combination with their high level of energy makes apartments completely unsuited.
Simply put, you won’t find an apartment if you own a Great Dane.
7. Chow Chow
The Chow Chow originates from Northern China and over there it is referred to as Songshi-Quan.
This translates to “puffy-lion dog.”
Apart from their somewhat funny appearance, that’s usually where the fun ends if you’re a stranger. they have a very strong sense of territory and are known to become very aggressive if somebody crosses it.
The Chow Chow is considered to be one of the most aggressive dog breeds in the world.
From a Chinese dog, we’ll move to another Asian dog, the Akita. The Akita originates from Northern Japan and became famous through the movie “Hachi” starring Richard Gere.
It’s considered to be a loyal and hard-working dog. But after a long day of work, it can become very aggressive.
The American Kennel Club even puts a warning out that this dog breed needs to be well supervised when around children.
You won’t find an apartment if you’re the owner of an Akita.
The Wolfdog isn’t a specific dog breed, but rather a reference to dogs that have the DNA of wolves in their bloodline.
Breeding dogs with wolves is very popular as it can develop amazing-looking dogs. However, wolves are wild animals and the behavior of the newly created breed can’t be predicted.
If you own a dog that has the blood of a wolf in its bloodline, you won’t be able to find an apartment that’s for sure.
10. Cane Corso
The Cane Corso dog breed originates from Southern Italy. They are mostly used as guardians, and can also be used as police dogs.
They are easily trained but must be trained by somebody who knows what he’s doing. In ancient times, these dogs were even trained to fight on the battlefield of the Roman Empire.
These dogs aren’t inherently dangerous but can easily become very dominant and aggressive if they aren’t properly handled.
This is definitely not the type of dog you want to keep in an apartment.
11. Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute dog is a very strong dog breed, originally bred to haul heavy freight.
We know them best for being sled dogs. And while they are hard-working dogs that can help us a lot, they need to be well-trained.
Alaskan Malamutes are known to be very calm dogs, and very child-friendly as well. This would make you assume they can make a good pet.
As with most apparently good-natured dogs, constant training is needed though to ensure their bad side doesn’t come out.
12. German Shepherd
The German Shepherd, as the name suggests, originates from Germany. In English, it’s referred to as the “German Shepherd Dog.”
German Shepherds are one of those breeds that can be trained very well to help humans. the best examples are their use as guard dogs or police dogs.
When not properly trained, they can be one of the most aggressive and dangerous dogs in the world.
It’s impossible to find an apartment if you own a German Shepherd dog.
Dalmatians have their roots in Croatia in its historic region named “Dalmatia.” They are known to be intelligent dogs that can appear to be reserved amongst strangers.
Dalmatians became world-famous through the Disney movie called “101 Dalmations.”
But looks can be deceiving. If the Dalmatian is not trained properly and when it’s confined to a small space, things can go bad pretty fast.
Dalmatians definitely need a lot of space to release their energy, making them unsuited to keep in a small apartment.
The Bullmastiff dates back to the 19th century and was originally bred in the United Kingdom to serve as a guard dog.
It’s a crossing of the English Mastiff and the now-extinct Old English Bulldog.
The people they know won’t have any problem with Bullmastiffs. They are obedient to their masters.
Their role as guard dog suits them perfectly because they can become very aggressive towards people they don’t’ know. Even towards children, and attacks have happened multiple times.
This is definitely not a dog suited to guard a small apartment.
15. Fila Brasileiro
The Fila Brasileiro also referred to as the “Brazilian Mastiff,” is a dog that originates from Brazil.
It’s the perfect companion for people that like hunting. It’s known to have excellent tracking ability.
This large dog breed is also known to become aggressive and has a very impulsive temperament.
This in combination with its power and unforgiving nature will ensure you will never find an apartment when you own a Fila Brasileiro.