Bite Force


It’s a good thing huskies are a friendly bunch. I’ve mentioned before they can fight and take care of themselves if they have to. Here is a little example of how the Husky stacks up in the dog world for the power of their bite.

“Bite force is the scientific term for the measurement of the amount of pressure in a dog’s bite. There are several factors that determine bite force, but scientists agree that the size of a dog’s head has a lot to do with the amount of pressure it can exert with its jaws.

The strength of the bite of a breed can’t be measured with any accuracy because you can’t teach a dog to bite with consistent force time after time. The bite will be different each time it is measured, and each dog will have a slightly different measurement. It is important to keep in mind that when the bite force of a breed is discussed, it can only be in a general way.

Trained dogs typically have a higher bite force than untrained ones. A human averages 120 PSI (Pounds Per Square Inc.) As one of the two dog breeds that are closest in appearance to wolves, Siberian Huskies have a tremendous bite force of about 320 PSI. For reference it generally it takes only 130 PSI to break a human arm bone.”

Bite Force in PSI:

Human 120

German Shepherd 238

Bulldog 300

Rottweiler 320

Husky 320

Mastiff 550

Kangal 700

Wolf 1200

5 Comments on “Bite Force

  1. Their pure wild dog appearance takes my breath away. Stunning.


  2. Howdy would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!


  3. Hi! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Huskies have retained more characteristics of their wolf ancestors than just about any other breed so I’m not surprised their bite force is higher than a German Shepherd. This has a lot to do with the wedge shape of their head and dense jaw muscles which are more similar to a wolf.


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