Q:

What is the strongest dog in the world?

A:

Quick Answer

Dog strength is typically measured in three separate categories: bite strength, endurance level and muscle composition. The English mastiff has the strongest bite, while Siberian huskies have the highest endurance level. American pit bull terriers are the most muscular.

Know More
What is the strongest dog in the world?
Credit: MICHAL CIZEK AFP Creative Getty Images

Full Answer

The English mastiff has up to 552 pounds of force in his bite. The mastiff bite is closer to that of a lion or great white shark than to that of a human. Siberian huskies were bred specifically to pull heavy loads over large distances. This breed has the endurance, stamina and fortitude to travel through frozen terrain that would be dangerous for other dog breeds. American pit bull terriers are the most muscular dogs when both size and strength are taken into consideration. The average male American pit bull weighs 50 lbs but is mostly muscle, whereas a male English mastiff might have more brute strengt but tops out around 250lbs and has more body fat.

Learn more about Dogs

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What dog has the strongest bite?

    A:

    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.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What type of dog has the strongest bite?

    A:

    The dog with the strongest bite is the Rottweiler. The strength of the bite of this breed is estimated to be 328 pounds per square inch. Dogs with big heads and wide jaws tend to have the strongest bite.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a Hokkaido dog?

    A:

    Also known as the Ainu, the Hokkaido is a thin, muscular canine originating in Japan and thought to be one of the oldest breeds in the world. The species bears a thick coat of lighter fur, usually fawn, grey or white in color.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the fastest dog?

    A:

    Greyhounds are commonly accepted as the fastest dogs in the world, but other breeds, such as salukis and border collies, are close in speed. Over very long distances, the Alaskan husky is probably the fastest dog in the world.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore