Top 10 Strongest Dog Breeds

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If you just need a bit of help around the house or with some heavy lifting, then a furry friend might be your ticket to help, delivered with a smile! There are perfectly pawtastic pups just waiting for a daily job to brighten their day. Many are bred for strength and endurance which is where their help can come in handy. Adding one of these powerful pups will not only enable you to complete a task, but will bring some joy to your life at the same time! Here are the Top 10 Strongest Dog Breeds waiting for a fur-ever home. The choice is yours!

German Shepherd

German Shepherds are not only strong in body, but in mind as well, which puts them at the top of the list in strength. Intelligence is neverending, and they are used by the military and security as excellent police dogs. Many have been employed as seeing eye dogs because they have the strength to pull a person, leading them whenever they want to go.

Siberian Husky

If you love the snow and cold, this is the pup for you. They are often used to pull sleds as they are super strong, and their thick, dense coats keep them well-insulated for harsh weather. This medium-sized dog also makes a great pet and they love children. They will keep the kiddos safe, warm and well-entertained when the snow starts flying!

English Bulldog

The English Bulldog is a short package of muscles! Their ancestors fought bulls which makes them strong-willed and protective by nature. They are a handful to try to pick up as their stout build makes them quite heavy, but they will enjoy a day out with the kids. Strap on the harness and let them pull the youngsters in a cart or wagon!

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American Pit Bull

The American Pit Bull is a beauty to behold with its muscular body and shiny, short coats. They are strong beyond belief and were originally bred to fight. Their past should not stop you from enjoying a well-reared pup as they are loving and sweet. They are very powerful dogs however, so they are best suited for a family with older children.

Dogo Argentino

Although not well-known, this pup has been around for many years in South America. Popular now in the U.S., this pup’s heritage takes them back to hunting boar. The Dogo Argentinos are fighting dogs by nature and will protect their family with all they have. Muscular beyond belief, this pup makes a great security dog.


The Rottweiler is a large dog with beauty and brawn. They are used for security or police work, but they make great family pets because of their sweet nature. These short-coated pups excel in the intelligence department and can handle most any job put before them. Herding, pulling, and rescue are some other jobs this pup loves!

Alaskan Malamute

Large, with a thick coat of fur, this pup is ready for the harshest of climates. If you need to pull something, an Alaskan Malamute is the pup for you. They are agile and willing workers, but they make terrific family pets. Hook a child’s sled to this pup and your child will have the time of their lives! Happy and healthy, these pups are a top pick in the strength category!

Carpathian Shepherd

The Carpathian Shepherd is a taller dog with a strong build. They are known for their fearless attitude, and are not willing to back away from danger. Their ancestors protected farms against bears and wolves. Most families can enjoy this protective nature along with their sloppy, wet kisses! They are sweet and gentle family pets.

Saint Bernard

If you are looking for a strong, large breed dog, this pup will fit the bill. They are large enough to tote around a small child and gentle enough to guide them where they need to go. The Saint Bernard is well-known for their search and rescue capabilities of pulling out a person-in-need from a dangerous situation.


Another pup whose name is not well-known is the Kangal, an old breed used to fight off intruders. Their muscular build makes them perfect for most tasks and their height of 34” makes them designed to carry a load or pull someone in need of help. A loyal dog, the Kangal can make any home special.