10 Of The Most Powerful Dog Breeds In The World

Dogs are known to be man’s (and woman’s) best friend and for good reason. Dogs can assist us in countless ways in our everyday lives, such as helping us in completing certain tasks, protecting us from potential threats, and making our day-to-day life a lot easier by giving us emotional support.

One of the things that make dogs such great companions for humans is that they come in a variety of breeds sizes and temperaments, which gives us the ability to choose the perfect canine friend to take in for ourselves, family and or current “pack”.

Before choosing which dog breed is the right fit, it’s important to consider what type of breed, size, and temperament we are looking for. If you are looking for a big dog, there are certain breeds that are more powerful than others.

These particular breeds make for excellent guard dogs and can also assist with other tasks such as herding a flock of sheep, hunting, being an emotional support animal and more. Besides their strength, the most powerful dog breeds typically tend to be very lovable and loyal.

If you’re interested in buying or adopting a new dog and want one that is big, powerful, strong, and muscular, you’ll need to keep an eye out for specific breeds. Below, we’re going to list 10 of the most powerful dog breeds in the world to help make your decision a little easier…

Saint Bernard

the Saint Bernard dog breed has obtained worldwide recognition over the years, primarily due to starring in popular movies such as “Beethoven.” Aside from their large frame and furry coat, saint Bernard dog breeds are also very playful and charming.


Mastiffs can reach a weight of up to 200 lbs or more, and they are considered to be “giant” dogs. Mastiff dogs have a reputation for being big or but also loyal and protective.

Irish Wolfhound

Irish wolfhounds can grow to be between 32 and 34 inches tall, and it is considered to be one of the tallest dog breeds in existence. This particular dog breed has a well-known history for being used for hunting massive Irish Elk, and they are generally very protective of their “pack”.


Rottweilers are believed to have been used by the Romans for purposes of herding as the dogs have very muscular builds and demanding personalities. Rottweilers can be very loyal dogs; however, it’s important that you establish yourself as the “leader of the pack” early on.

People tend to think that the pit bull has the strongest bite with around 235 lbs of pressure, but their bite force is not as powerful as a German shepherds or a Rottweiler’s, which has a bite force of 328 lbs of pressure.


The pit bull is often mis-labeled (due to propeganda/media sensationalism) as being inherantly an aggressive dog breed but any one who owns one knows this is far from the truth and that it all depends on how they are raised.

Pitbulls are fearless, if trained to fight, they will fight and will do whatever their owner teaches them to do or expects of them.

In the early 1900s, this breed was given the title of “Nanny Dog.” Because they were known to be loyal, faithful, and loving, especially when it came to children.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a very long history in Africa, mainly as they were used for hunting down lions. This breed requires a very strong-minded owner to control it (be the leader of the pack); however, they are independent and powerful.


Newfoundland dogs combine endurance and high-level strength in an exceptional combination to deliver a dog breed that is unlike any other. Not only do they look stunning, fluffy and elegant, these dogs are commonly used for saving drowning victims and also swimming at long distances.

German Shepherd

German Shepherds are known as guard dogs and are the default choice for police. They also make ideal dogs for soldiers in the military as they are a very strong, muscular, athletic and easy to train.

Great Dane

Great Danes can stand up to 32 inches tall, which is quite impressive; it’s one of the reasons this dog breed is known for its height. These dogs have a very loving, loyal and protective nature. They should be given water/fed using an elevated feeding bowl and are very good with other people, dogs and even cats.

Caucasian Shepherd

With a bite pressure that is stronger than a lion’s, the Caucasian Shepherd is incredibly powerful and a force to be reckoned with. They have a strong will, fearless nature, and often do not know their own strength.

Their instinct to respond aggressively to what they perceive as a threat means they aren’t the easiest dogs to handle or care for if you are a new or inexperienced dog owner.

These are some of the top 10 most powerful dog breeds, depending on your particular wants/needs, any of these dogs will be a good choice to give a loving home to. They will give you lots of love and loyalty if you treat them good and take care of them.

They will protect and guard your house and even protect you from people with bad intentions/bad energy on a walk and can be a joy to have around.

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