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While I agree with Julie's advise about reasons for breeding, I am less concerned about your dog's attitude to the Pit. This dog is known to be aggressive and I imagine your dog knows that she is aggressive. I don't know if your dog was protecting you (and she did draw blood and caused you to yell) or if the pit actually challenged your dog directly or made a move toward one of the other dogs. I would put this event down to your dog being in some way protective.
Golden with a correct temperament have the right to protect themselves and others in their family against direct aggression. In addition, your boy did not harm the Pit, which indicated to me that your dog was standing his ground and issuing a warning.
A year and half ago my Golden female knocked a Standard Poodle who was harassing our cat arse over tits as they say. She came full speed from around the corner and launched her self at him and hit him with her front paws. She stood over him with her mouth just above his neck until the cat got away. Other than being sore from being knocked down, the Poodle was never in any danger. That is correct temperament and I challenge anyone to say it isn't. She sees the Poodle frequently and has no issues with him and the Poodle, being a little dense, doesn't seem to remember what happened.
Carolyn (A.K.A. Aunt Care) and
Creekwood Tanglefoot Selchie CD, RN, AX, AXJ, CGC, CCA, (A.K.A. Selli-Belle) Golden
Valentine Byrd McDuff (A.K.A. Duffy) Golden/Sheltie
Tanglefoot Autumn Dexter CGC (My Heart Dog at the Bridge) Golden
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