Dog Breeds With the Strongest Bite Force

This Turkish guardian breed has the most powerful bite of any dog. Its jaws can apply 743 pounds of pressure per square inch.


Weighing up to 200 pounds, the Mastiff has an enormously strong bite to match its massive body size

English Mastiff

Rottweilers have strong, broad jaws and a powerful bite averaging 328 PSI used for herding and guarding.  


German Shepherds have a forceful 238 PSI bite. Proper socialization and handling is essential with this breed.

German Shepherd

Despite myths, Pit Bulls do not have locking jaws. Their strong bite averages 235 PSI. 

 American Pit Bull 

This intelligent guardian breed exerts an impressive biting force of 600 PSI.

Doberman Pinscher

Wolfdog hybrids vary depending on percentage of wolf content but bites can exceed 400 PSI.


The Largest Dog Breeds in the World