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Rating Dog Breeds on their Combativeness with other Dogs

Will this dog fight with other dogs?

Mia the blue-nose American Bully is laying on a dog bed behind Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier who is sleeping on a blue and green blanket

This page rates the tenancy of different breeds to fight with other dogs. It rates them according to their dominancy levels and fighting skills. A lot of factors play into it. Within every litter there are dogs who were born followers and born leaders. In other words, with different dominancy levels. Even the most dominant of dogs can get along with other dogs so long as the owners display strong leadership and proper dog to canine communication. If dogs are raised together and well socialized, they can be great friends, this applies to all breeds and types of dogs. Even a dog rated as "Friendly with other dogs" can be dog agressive. The bottom line is, in every individual dog it has more to do with the owner and the way the dog was raised than it does the breed, but it is a fact that, if a dog does get into a fight, some breeds are more skilled fighters than others and with the wrong owner and in certain circumstances, could be more prone to getting into a fight than another breed or type of dog.

  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
  • A Blue button with a one on it Friendly with other dogs
  • A Dark Green Button with a 2 on it Not generally dog aggressive
  • A Light Green Button with a 3 on it Can be a bit dog aggressive
  • An Orange Button with a 4 on it Can be fairly dog aggressive
  • A Red button with a 5 on it Can be very dog aggressive
Four dogs up on a brown couch.

(from left to right) -- Ms. Wheezie (wee-zee) - Black Lab / Rottweiler, Speck - Jack Russell Terrier, Master Frodo - American Pit Bull Terrier, Mr. Potter - Mastiff / Retriever mix (puppy)

Notice the Jack Russell Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier in the photos below. They are an example of two breeds who typically have higher dominancy levels. But they get along great with their fellow canine family members. The bottom line is, it's all about the human owners. Owners need to be stronger minded than the dog, displaying enough authority to convince the dog that the human is in charge and is setting the rules that must be followed. Dogs who are secure with the amount of leadership the humans project will not fight with other dogs, so long as the humans are able to properly communicate their wishes to the dog.

Two dogs on  a blue flowered couch.

Master Frodo the American Pit Bull Terrier as a puppy with Speck the Jack Russell Terrier.

An animated cartoon of a gray dog waking up and chasing a white cat