Fetching Doberman Knowledge...

Our furry friends are worth the wait. We're fetching the latest and greatest Doberman information just for you. Thank you for your patience!

Popular Searches:

What dog breed has the most powerful jaws, Pitbull, German Shepherd, Doberman, or Rottweiler?

Hey all,

I am considering getting a new dog and I am wondering which breed has the most powerful jaws? I have narrowed it down to Pitbull, German Shepherd, Doberman and Rottweiler but I am not sure which one to choose. Some people say that Pitbull has the strongest bite force but others say that it's the Rottweiler. I want a dog that can protect me in case of danger but also be gentle and obedient around children. Can anyone provide some insight into this? Thanks in advance!

All Replies


Hi there,

I have experience with both Pitbulls and Rottweilers and in my opinion, Rottweilers have the stronger jaws. I used to have a Rottweiler and he was able to easily break through tough toys and rawhide chews that other dogs struggled with. He also had a very strong bite when it came to tug-of-war games.

However, I must also add that a dog's bite force is not the only factor to consider when choosing a breed. Both Pitbulls and Rottweilers can be excellent protectors and gentle with children, but they require proper training and socialization. It's important to research and understand the characteristics of each breed before making a decision.

Hope that helps!


Hey there,

I have personal experience with German Shepherds and can say that they definitely have a powerful bite. My German Shepherd was able to easily crunch through bones and toys that were supposed to be indestructible. She was also fiercely protective of our family and could sense danger before anyone else, which made us feel very safe.

However, as other users have mentioned, a dog's bite force is not the only factor to consider when choosing a breed. German Shepherds are known to be intelligent and obedient, but they also require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation to prevent them from becoming destructive. They can also be wary of strangers, so socialization is crucial.

Ultimately, I think any of the breeds mentioned can be great protectors and gentle with children, but it's important to choose the one that best fits your lifestyle and personality. Do thorough research and visit with the dogs before making a decision. Good luck!


Hi everyone,

I have had experience with both Pitbulls and Rottweilers and would say that it is a tough call about who has the most powerful jaws. From my personal experience, my Rottweiler was able to break through tougher toys than any of the Pitbulls that I have owned. This could be due to other factors such as the size of their head or the shape of their jaw.

That said, bite force shouldn't be the only factor when choosing a breed. Both Rottweilers and Pitbulls are known to be loyal, affectionate, and protective dogs. But they need proper training, socialization and exercise to be well-behaved and obedient dogs.

In conclusion, I think it's important to do thorough research on each breed and spend time with individual dogs before making a decision. Choose a breed that suits your lifestyle and personality and give them the proper training and care they need.


Hi there,

I have experience with several breeds including Pitbulls, German Shepherds, Dobermans, and Rottweilers. In my opinion, each of these breeds has the potential to have a powerful bite force depending on the individual dog.

Based on my personal experience, my Pitbull had the strongest bite force compared to any other breed I have owned. She was able to easily break through tough toys and could hold onto them for a long time without getting tired. It's said that they have a bite force of up to 235 pounds, which is more than enough for any dog to be considered strong.

Regardless of a breed's strength or bite force, I believe it's important to prioritize proper training, socialization, and exercise. Pitbulls are known to be great with children and loyal to their families if trained properly. So, if you're considering getting a Pitbull or any other breed, do your research and put in the work to raise a well-rounded and happy companion.


Hi everyone,

I want to share my personal experience with Dobermans. I have a Doberman named Max and he is an amazing dog. He has incredible strength and power in his jaws and can easily chew through bones and toys that other dogs struggle with. I have also heard that Dobermans have a higher bite force than other breeds but I don't have any data to prove that.

In addition to their bite strength, Dobermans are very intelligent and loyal dogs. Max is gentle with children and has never shown any signs of aggression towards other people or animals. However, like other breeds, Dobermans require proper training, socialization and exercise to be well-balanced dogs.

In my opinion, any of the breeds mentioned can be good protectors and gentle with children but it depends on individual dog's nature and owner's training.


Hey there,

I have experience with all four breeds and have found that the bite force varies from dog to dog, regardless of breed. For example, I have known Pitbulls that have had a relatively weak bite force, while others have had an incredibly strong one. Similarly, I've known Rottweilers that have had a weaker bite force than some German Shepherds.

So, while it's true that certain breeds may be physically capable of having a stronger bite, it ultimately depends on the individual dog. In addition, other factors such as size, shape of the head and jaw, and muscularity may also play a role in bite force.

That said, I do believe that all four breeds can make excellent protectors and companions if trained and socialized properly. It's important to remember that owning any dog, regardless of breed, requires a commitment to training, exercise, and responsible ownership.

In conclusion, I encourage anyone looking to get a dog to do their research and choose a breed that fits their lifestyle and personality. Remember to always prioritize proper training and socialization to ensure that your furry friend is happy, healthy, and well-behaved.

New to Doberman Wiki Community?

Join the community