Sarplaninac Bite Force PSI: Fact or Fiction?

The Sarplaninac, a majestic and powerful breed known for its protective nature, has captured the imaginations of dog enthusiasts worldwide.

One of the most intriguing aspects of this breed is the legendary Sarplaninac bite force, often measured in pounds per square inch (PSI).

But is this reputation for formidable bite force fact or fiction?

In this article, we will embark on a journey to uncover the truth behind the Sarplaninac’s biting prowess.

The Significance of Bite Force PSI

Before delving into the specifics of Sarplaninac’s bite force, it’s crucial to understand the concept of bite force PSI.

Bite force is quantified in pounds per square inch, commonly abbreviated as psi.

To be more precise, it is represented as pound force per square inch.

In simple terms, this measurement denotes the pressure exerted by a one-pound force when applied to an area of one square inch, equivalent to approximately 6.5 square centimeters.

Essentially, it signifies the intense pressure with which an animal acts upon its food or, in less fortunate cases, its prey. [1]

Bite Force In Dogs And Cats – Measurement Methods!

The bite force in dogs and cats is influenced by various factors, including body weight and skull morphology.

Measurement methods vary, with in vivo, in vitro, and in silico techniques used.

In vivo measurements can be variable due to factors like animal behavior and technique.

In silico modeling, like finite element analysis (FEA), is useful for estimating bite force in extinct species.

Factors such as oral health and muscle conditions can also affect bite force.

Understanding bite forces is crucial for fields like implant development, materials, surgery, and forensic science. [2]

Sarplaninac Bite Force PSI – Test and Results?

To the best of my knowledge, in science, facts are of utmost importance.

The fact that I haven’t come across any scientific study confirming Sarplaninac’s Bite Force as XYZ PSI is notable.

Some questions that necessitate answers include:

  • How many dogs were involved?
  • What were their ages and genders?
  • What were their average height and weight?
  • What methods were employed during the test?
  • What were the results?

Unfortunately, we remain without answers to these questions.

To the best of my understanding, the Kangal breed ranks highly in this regard, and there might be data indicating the successful completion of such tests, taking into account the breed’s global popularity.

I believe that subsequent steps involved creating 3D models, constructing graphs, and performing mathematical calculations for other dog breeds based on an “ideal specimen.”

They likely considered each breed’s standard, which describes the ideal dog!

Afterward, influential media outlets picked up the story, and “keyboard experts” copied and pasted this data on their websites, without delving deeper into the subject, as they assumed the information was sourced from “reliable references.”

In this way, space was left for many dogs to be characterized as predators, beasts, aggressive, that they have no place in the city and only through socialization and training is it possible to keep things “under control”.


This is not how serious scientific research is conducted, and labels should not be applied to specific dog breeds lightly.

In the end, I will take a picture of one of our Sarplaninac dogs named Rex and ask the following question: “Has a dog like this been tested when it comes to the Sarplaninac dog breed?

Leading Portals On The Internet And Their Expertise?

I will now show you some images to see what the leading internet portal writes about Sarplaninac bite force PSI.

They likely have data from reliable sources that I unfortunately don’t have.


Based on my attached photos, you can conclude that the Sarplaninac’s bite force ranges between 200 – 700 PSI.

However, I find this information unreliable as it lacks a scientific basis. A similar situation applies to Sarplaninac DNA testing.

I may reconsider my stance once I receive answers to the previously posed questions.

I’m well aware of the practices in the 90s, where some owners and breeders crossed Sarplaninacs with other breeds to obtain larger dogs, stronger skeletons, and desired coat colors.

Thank you for your attention and for taking the time to read this article!

Last update on 2023-12-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


My name is Alen Stefanovic, and I am the founder and administrator of the website "Awesome Sarplaninac". As an economist-trade manager, and web designer, I have a passion for the Sarplaninac breed (number 1 dogs for me). My father has been breeding these dogs since 1990, and through the website, I aim to share valuable information about nutrition, care, and training for both puppies and adult dogs. Whether you're a new or experienced owner, you'll find plenty of helpful tips and resources on the site. Welcome to "Sarplaninac FCI 4302", and I wish you a pleasant stay.

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