Scary dogs: Top 9 most intimidating breeds in the world

German Shepherd

Originating from Germany, the German Shepherd is a medium to large working dog known for its inquisitive nature, intelligence, and protective instincts. 

American Pit Bull Terrier

A muscular and loyal breed from the United States, the American Pit Bull Terrier is historically a family companion and skilled working dog. 


Known for their fearlessness and territorial behavior, they can be unpredictable and challenging to train, especially those with a high percentage of wolf blood.


The Newfoundland is a strong working dog originally bred for water rescues in Newfoundland and Labrador,

Kangal Shepherd

Renowned for their calm demeanor and protective instincts, they are considered one of the scariest breeds due to their formidable bite strength.


Descended from the mastiffs of the Roman legions, the Rottweiler is a robust working breed with a reputation for intelligence, loyalty, and protectiveness. 

Perro de Presa Canario

Originating from Spain, the Perro de Presa Canario is a large mastiff-type breed known for its gentle yet protective nature.

Cane Corso

 Historically used for hunting and guarding, they are among the most aggressive breeds, although proper training can help temper their nature.

Great Dane

Known for its impressive size and gentle demeanor, the Great Dane is a noble breed originating from Germany.