Bite Force – Which dog do you think is the Strongest?

Bite Force

Bite Force – Pressure you just do not want to take

People often wonder which dogs are the strongest in the canine world. Pulling power, pound for pound and sheer bite force, in most cases will determine a dog’s strength. Keep in mind, however, when it comes to defining which dogs are the strongest, comparisons won’t always be accurate or fair if they are not made on equal terms. In the weeks to come, ‘Dog Lovers Corner’ wishes to share an individual review on some of the worlds strongest dogs for your reference and enjoyment. If you like strong dogs, we hope you find yours on the list.

Bite Force:

An average human will exert a bite force of 120 to 150 pound of pressure.  This type of pressure also helps assess a dog’s overall power.  Therefore, bite force is a common method used to measure dog strength.  It’s not easy to get consistent results when dealing with any particular breed because dogs will not always bite with the same force. Provoking a dog, for example, will alter the final test results. The shape of their jaw and the size of their head will also determine their strength. (Be sure to watch the video we posted at the end of this article featuring the Top 10 Strongest Dog Bite Forces).

Following are some of the Strongest Breeds and their Bite Force Pressure.

Pit Bull – 235 pounds of pressure

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German Shepherd – 238 pounds of pressure

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Bite force is the scientific term for the measurement of the amount of pressure in a dog’s bite. Obviously, the greater the pressure a dog can exert, the more potential for damage there is to someone (or something) that is bitten. There are several factors that determine bite force, but scientists agree that the size of a dog’s head has a lot to do with the amount of pressure it can exert with its jaws.

The strength of the bite of a breed can’t be measured with any accuracy because you can’t teach a dog to bite with consistent force time after time. The bite will be different each time it is measured, and each dog will have a slightly different measurement. It is important to keep in mind that when the bite force of a breed is discussed, it can only be in a general way.

(source: – SxmsCelik)

Rottweiler – 328 pounds of pressure

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Mastiff – 552 pounds of pressure

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Bite Force increases as we move along. How about the following breed? Bite force of 743 pounds. Sounds almost insane!

Kangal – 743 pounds of pressure – This is a real Crusher.

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And now, what we all have been waiting for:

THE TOP 10 Strongest Dog Bite Forces - Full Video Below

(source: SC Videos)

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12 thoughts on “Bite Force – Which dog do you think is the Strongest?

  1. Cynthia Miller says:

    Bite pressure is difficult to measure because it really depends on the dog’s intention and mood when biting. That’s why this information can only be taken as a general indication. I’m not an expert on the matter. I’m not sure what the experts think? I’d love to hear what they say.

  2. Zeke says:

    Where is this Study from? Who overseen it and how was the study conducted.

    Above the article states “Individual Review”

    Not by a Scientific Journal or Scholarly Institute.

  3. Dan says:

    Pit bulls are the best biters. They grip and shake and have a mentality to grip without letting go unless they choose.

  4. Fran C says:

    How was bite force per breed or type of dog established? Media should give readers SOME information and put in a few of the basic journalistic standards of WHO, what, when, HOW and why.

  5. thayna kronos says:

    If you notice, the German Shepherd has a long nose, which is intense when you consider the Rottweiler and put bull both with short noses. I have heard the pit bull’s bite force is less than posted here, but I won’t go into that. The Rottweiler does have the most bite force., The pit bull DOES NOT ‘lock on’ That’s a lie invented by people who use these dogs for fighting, and is IMPOSSIBLE. . This was conducted and televised on PBS a few years ago.

  6. Liam says:

    The Caucasian Shepherd bite force is the Equal to it’s Kurdish cousin arguably stronger, they are used to kill wolves and mountain lions by grabbing them and shaking them to death after slamming them, they also fight bear often to their own demise,a true flock guardian to the end defending it’s flock,family, and pack , the Kangal is a very close 2nd place and a wonderful dog they are relatively new to the USA and are among the worlds first breeds of domesticated dogs Molossers date back as far as 15,000yrs The Tibetan Mastiff is right up there too.

  7. admin says:

    Thanks Liam. You’ve done some good research. Thanks for sharing your findings with us.

  8. Rolo Valdivieso says:

    This list is about half right definitely the AKITA should be in there within top 3 we raised a beautiful 3 month old female AKITA named Lakoda she lived to be 13 and all good years but let me tell you about her bite power she had a bone crushing bite she bite me out of fear when she was 3 years old outside she was frightened around lawn mowers I tried to put her inside the house and she bite my arm 1 time tooth went all the way to the bone and stuck in my bone took almost 2 minutes to let go I was trying to pull her mouth open but could not budge that jaw my other dog BEAR half chow half shepherd was no match for her but He knew I was in trouble and Lakoda did not let go of me he bite her on the back 1st time did nothing she was on my arm and was not letting go then BEAR bite her on the back again and for that 1 second I was able to get my arm out of her mouth. That one bite took my arm out of commission for 1 month could not use it at all I own two German Shepherds now 1 female Diamond Pure Sable 92lbs and 1 male named Puma 94 lbs pure black the male shepherd has a good 350 lbs bite easily his jaw is wide and short and the bite is unreal believe me and he would not even come close to the bite power our Akita had her bite was probably 450-500 lbs so the AKITA should be close to number one in bite power you get a male 110 lbs AKITA and see what bite power he would produce we got our AKITA from AKITA RESCUE Mid Atlantic and I have seen some powerful AKITAS they are known for taking down bears that’s what they use to use them for. So the next list you or someone else should include the AKITA!

  9. Rolo Valdivieso says:

    I forgot to ad in that after the bite incident I had to go to the emergency room and had a 1/2 inch hole in my arm you could see the bone and had to get 8 staples to close the wound then animal control wanted to quarantine my AKITA for 2 weeks in the shelter I told him no way I would leave my dog in the shelter she has never been away from us ever not even 1 day that is like my child would you leave your child in someone else’s care for 2 weeks he said no well same with me I will quarantine Lakoda here at my house with limitations he said fine. The only way she is allowed outside at all is to be on a leash and to go to the bathroom only no playing outside or taking her anywhere in public unless to the vet the only way I was allowed to keep her at my house was because the bite was out of fear not aggression she is in heaven now and I love her so much she is up there with the rest of our other puppies.

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