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10+ Dominant Dog Breeds That Might Clash With Your Pack

Updated June 21, 2018 495 votes 185 voters 16.1k views14 items

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If you already have dogs and want to adopt another, you should know which dominant dog breeds might disrupt the pack with their alpha personalities. Dogs that are dominant can still make great pets, which is why we've created this interactive list of popular dominant dog breeds for dog lovers to vote on. These types of dogs, like Irish Terriers and Giant Schnauzers, may not be the best with other pets. When properly trained, however, they prove to be loyal companions and excellent guard dogs.

If you already own a dominant dog, then you are the perfect voter for this list. For those of you thinking about adopting a dominant dog, use this ranked list to become more informed about each of these canines.
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    Caucasian Ovcharka

    The Caucasian Shepherd Dog (Georgian: კავკასიური ნაგაზი; Russian: Кавказская овчарка, romanized: Kavkazskaya ovčarka; Azerbaijani: Qafqaz Çoban iti;) is a large guard dog breed from the Caucasus Mountains, commonly bred in the mountainous regions of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Northern Caucasian countries....  more
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    The Boerboel [ˈbuːrbul], also known as the South African Mastiff, is a large, Molosser-type breed from South Africa and are bred for the purpose of guarding the homestead. These dogs were bred as working farm dogs and are one of the most powerful dog breeds in the world and have a bite force of up to 800 psi....  more
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    Karakachan Dog

    The Karakachan is a breed of dog that originated in Bulgaria as a mountain livestock guardian dog. Other names are Ovcharsko kuche and Thracian Mollos. The dog is named after the Karakachans, Balkan nomadic shepherds. Due to their conservative stock-breeding traditions, they have preserved some of the oldest breeds of domestic animals in Europe: the Karakachan sheep, Karakachan horse and the Karakachan dog. In the past, this mountain dog was widely used in Bulgaria as a border army watchdog. Nowadays it is used primarily as a livestock guardian dog and property guard dog. The most numerous populations of working purebred livestock guarding Karakachan dogs are found in Bulgaria and the...  more
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    Perro de Presa Canario

    The Perro de Presa Canario, a.k.a. the Canary Mastiff, is a rare large Molosser-type dog breed originally bred for working livestock. The name of the breed is Spanish, means "Canarian catch dog", and is often shortened to "Presa Canario" or simply "Presa". The breed is sometimes also called Dogo Canario, meaning "Canarian Molosser". It is the animal symbol of the island of Gran Canaria. ...  more
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