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What dog has the strongest bite?

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The dog with the strongest bite is the kangal, a breed of mastiff native to Turkey that is bred to protect flocks of sheep and has a bite strength measured at 743 pounds per square inch. Other mastiffs also show impressive bite strength at 556 pounds per square inch.

Other dogs with exceptionally strong bites include the Rottweiler, with a bite strength of 328 pounds; African wild dogs, which have a bite strength of 317 pounds per square inch; and American bulldogs, with a bite strength of 305 pounds per square inch. Wolfdogs, which are not technically dogs but rather hybrids made from breeding dogs and wolves together, also have a strong bite at 406 pounds per square inch.


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