Dogs' behavior is mostly dictated by their upbringing, training, and socialization, not their breed. These seven dog breeds may scare some.
German Shepherds are often used in law enforcement and as working dogs, but their protective instincts can be misinterpreted as aggression by those unfamiliar with the breed.
Great Danes, one of the biggest dog breeds, often frighten humans. Good training and socialization make them gentle giants.
Siberian Huskies are beautiful and affectionate, yet they may be stubborn and cause problems for new owners.
The quiet attitude of Akitas may be misinterpreted as hostility. They are family-oriented yet wary of outsiders.
Dobermans are loyal and smart. If untrained, their intimidating look and protective instincts may scare others.
Rottweilers are powerful and protective dogs, and if not properly trained and socialized, they can display aggressive behaviour.
Pit bulls have faced controversy due to a few high-profile aggression cases. However, many pit bulls are friendly and loving when raised in a caring environment.