When I was a kid we had a big Belgian Shepherd (I think that was the breed). We loved him sooo much but he ruled our house. He was so big he would drag us when we took him out. He hated other dogs and was super dominant.
So one day I took him out for a walk, always on a leash. There was an unleashed white big dog. He was gorgeous. He came to us and I yelled to his owner to come get her dog. She just stood there. I begged her to get her dog before he comes too close but she did not.
So he came to us and the dogs got into it. My dog was standing on top of him going to bite him, I was so scared the other dog will get hurt, I jumped in and separated them.
As soon as the white dog got up he bit me on my bum. Hard. (granted if my bum was smaller it wouldnt have happened lol)
It was really bad I ended up at the doctors having to show a perfect set of tooth marks on my bum. It was awful.
Now Hooch is super friendly, just a puppy who wants to play with every dog he sees. He is submissive and has no mean bone in his body. He will *never* bite another dog or even try to start a fight, he will just run off if a dog snaps at him. But every time... every single time, we are approached by another dog, I stop breathing and I get super scared.
Would love to hear stories and how it effected you.