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Are there any dogs (Dobermans, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, etc.) that can outfight a pit bull terrier?

Hey guys, I am planning to adopt a guard dog for my property and I am considering different breeds like Dobermans, Rottweilers and German Shepherds. However, I have heard that pit bull terriers are the best guard dogs due to their strength and ferocity. So, my question is, are there any other dogs that can outfight a pit bull terrier in terms of aggression and strength? I want to make sure I choose the best breed for my needs. Any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Hello everyone, I've had experience with both Dobermans and pit bull terriers as guard dogs. In my opinion, while Dobermans are strong and agile, they don't have the natural aggression that pit bulls are known for. Pit bulls have been bred for dog fighting and have the instinct and drive to be aggressive, which can make them difficult to handle if not trained properly.

When it comes to a potential fight, I think it would depend on the individual dog rather than the breed. Both pit bulls and Dobermans can be trained to be fighting dogs, but it's not always a guarantee that they will come out on top in a fight. It's important to remember that dog fighting is illegal and cruel, and no responsible owner would encourage their dog to fight.

As far as guard dogs go, both Dobermans and pit bulls can make great protectors with proper training and socialization. It's important to choose a breed that fits your lifestyle and needs, and to dedicate the time and effort to train them properly. At the end of the day, any large breed dog can be a formidable protector if trained correctly, but it's important to also be responsible and provide a safe and loving environment for your furry friend.


Hey there, I have had a Doberman and a Rottweiler as guard dogs for my property for years now, and they have been great protectors. In terms of aggression and strength, both of them are quite ferocious and have been trained well to attack on command. I have never had any issues with them backing down from a fight, even against other large dog breeds.

That being said, I have also had experience with a pit bull terrier and can confirm that they are incredibly strong and aggressive. While I haven't witnessed a fight between a pit bull and my Doberman/Rottweiler, I wouldn't be surprised if the pit bull came out on top due to its sheer strength and tenacity.

Ultimately, it comes down to the individual dog and its training. Any breed can be a great guard dog if trained properly, but it's important to understand the risks and responsibilities that come with owning a powerful and potentially dangerous breed.


Hello everyone, I have had experiences with Rottweilers and German Shepherds as guard dogs, and can say that they are both excellent protectors when properly trained. I firmly believe that no breed can outfight a pit bull terrier when it comes to a dog fight. However, I also believe that it is never ethical or humane to encourage dog fighting, regardless of breed.

When it comes to choosing a guard dog, it's important to consider your needs and preferences, as well as the individual dog's temperament and drive. Some people might prefer pit bulls because of their reputation as aggressive fighters, while others might prefer a breed that is more trained for showing protective behavior only.

Ultimately, regardless of the breed, it's important to put in the time and effort to train and socialize your dog, build a safe environment for them to live in, and take responsibility for their behavior. A well-trained dog can be an excellent guardian of your home and family, and a loyal companion for years to come.


Hey there, I used to have a German Shepherd who I used as a guard dog for my property. He was a really powerful and agile dog, but I doubt that he could have out-fought a pit bull terrier. While German Shepherds are known for their strength, I believe that pit bulls have a more ferocious and tenacious nature which could give them an advantage in a fight.

That being said, as mentioned earlier, it ultimately comes down to individual dogs and their training. A well-trained and confident German Shepherd or any other large dog breed could potentially hold their own against a pit bull terrier if they are well equipped and their training includes fighting techniques. I personally chose the German Shepherd breed as it has historically been used for security purposes and they are intelligent and loyal dogs, but you should make your decision based on your personal needs and preferences.

Regardless of which breed you choose, it's important to make sure they are properly trained and socialized to avoid any potential dangers to yourself, family members, and others who may come into contact with your dog.

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