The American Pit bull will be the ready answer.
Not so.This is another myth in the dog world.
-The American Pitt Bull has the greatest prey instinct,it kills most pets around it,and when it bites it is very difficult to open it’s jaws.However the dog breeds with the strongest bite force are the Kangals,then the English and bull Mastiffs,then the Rottweiler.
Surprisingly the Alsatian is a top 10,in fact a top 7 on this list.
Others are Sarabi dogs,Cane Corsos,Bully Kuta’s,Boerboels.
You might think-“But I expected the great fighting dogs,Tosa Inu,Dogo Argentino, Perro de Presa Canario to top this list”-
And we will reply-“The Lion has about half the bite force of a spotted Hyena!The Lion overcomes the Spotted Hyena by other means of combat, claws, weight, general strength…Like wise the great fighting dogs can turn on the required viciousness to win battles,especially because bite force is highest when a dog is meanest.The English Mastiff never gets mean enough to utilize it’s bite force advantage”
Once it starts a fight,the American Pitt Bull and the prime fighting dogs fight till death-Not so for most other breeds.
The Cordoba fighting dog,would rather fight than mate,it fought itself into extinction!-Not because it had the greatest bite force but because it is mean unto death-period!
In the animal world,authoritatively we can report that several animals have more bite force than the Lion-Some like the Leopard crush their preys heads with one bite.
-The Hippopotamus has a bite force of 1,821 PSI-(Pound per Square inch)
-The Spotted Hyena has a bite force of 1,100 PSI
In between these two are Gorillas, Grizzly and Polar Bears.
The Lion has a bite force of 691 PSI
The Kangal has a bite Force of about 600 PSI,The English and Bull Mastiff have a bite force of PSI: 556, the Rottweiler comes next with PSI: 328, The German Shepherd with PSI: 238.
The loudly acclaimed American Pittbull has PSI: 235 !
HOW DO WE RECONCILE THESE FACTS WITH THE REPUTATION OF THE AMERICAN PITT BULL?
The simple truth is that the American Pitt Bull will exercise 100% efforts whenever it decised to bite.
It will bite and never release it’s bite.
It will fight until it dies.
IN FIGHTS WITH KANGALS, the Kangal will ultimately run off after it might have man handled the American Pitt bull a while.A KANGAL is too intelligent to fight a fellow dog unto death!
The Kangal will however exercise 100% bite force when a Wolve or Cheetah shows up!
*Wolves have greater bite forces than American Pitt Bulls,but less than Kangals.